Ground Truth: A Geological Survey of a Life


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Overcup Press
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5.5 X 0.6 X 8.4 inches | 0.6 pounds
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About the Author

Ruby McConnell is a registered geologist and outdoor adventurer who writes about nature, art, and culture with a particular emphasis on the intersection of the environment and human experience. A recipient of numerous honors, including the Literary Arts Oregon Literary Fellowship, she has written extensively about the Pacific Northwest and the environment in scientific and literary journals. McConnell is the author of two previous titles, A Girl's Guide to the Wild and A Woman's Guide to the Wild. She lives in Oregon with her husband, Paul.


McConnell renders her self-portrait against the backdrop of the Pacific Northwest's dynamic geology and, in the process, tenders some of the hard questions we'd do well to ask ourselves. -Ellen Waterston, author of Walking the High Desert: Encounters with Rural America Along the Oregon Desert Trail
Clear-eyed, kind-hearted, and turns wry, gripping, and unflinchingly honest. -Mary DeMocker, author of The Parent's Guide to Climate Revolution I appreciate how [McConnell] has linked geological events and time scales into the story of her life span to date...the broader human life messages that she describes reach far beyond any arbitrary geographic boundaries. -Wendell "Duff" Duffield, U.S. Geological Survey (retired)
Ground Truth is about the deep history of Oregon and the Pacific Northwest, a history built on geography rooted in geology. And, like geology, it is full of gems... -Chet Orloff, Executive Director Emeritus, Oregon Historical Society "Captivatingly written, the latest work by geologist and adventurer Ruby McConnell is part geological history, part memoir, part ode to the Pacific Northwest and part ecofeminist call to action. Against the backdrop of the devastating eruption of Mt. St. Helens in 1980, McConnell examines notions of self and our relationships to the natural world in this significant new book." -- Ms. Magazine