Annals of the Former World
This is the ultimate story of the North American continent as told on a geological timescale. This book (or rather, series of books) transformed the way I looked at the American West forever. Every roadtrip, every visit to a National Park, every scramble on my favorite local boulders reminds me of the marvels and phenomena that shape this land. McPhee is perhaps the only writer ever who could possibly make a book about geology into a non-stop page turner.
-- @svoisen, July 2015.