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Notes from Deep Time


Helen Gordon

A fascinating dive into the world we inhabit every day, Helen Gordons newest book, ‘Notes from Deep Time’, is an extensive look at the layers of the earth, giving unique ideas with a personal style of writing. Seeking a fresh perspective on her own life, Gordon set out to read that narrative. Her expedition takes her across the world, discovering something new at every corner; at every step, she finds that the ground beneath our feet isn’t always as it seems.

The book encompasses ideas as large as fossils hidden deep within London, to more overlooked geology such as chalk. Through it all, Gordon places a unique view into the world. Every chapter is unique, and an easily digestable read.

A greatly enjoyable and informative book. It is a love letter to travel and endulges in every corner of geology, creating a must read.