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By Susan Suntree
A heritage that's equivalent elements technological know-how and mythology, Sacred Sites bargains a unprecedented and poetic imaginative and prescient of an international composed of dynamic ordinary forces and mythic characters. the result's a unique and remarkable account of the evolution of the Southern California panorama, reflecting the riches of either local wisdom and Western clinical thought.
Beginning with Western technology, poet Susan Suntree includes readers from the massive Bang to the current as she describes the origins of the universe, the moving of tectonic plates, and an evolving array of vegetation and animals that supply Southern California its exact positive factors this day. She tells of the migration of people into the zone, the place they settled, and the way they lived. Complementing this narrative and reflecting the local people’s view in their personal historical past and lifestyle, Suntree recounts the production myths and songs that inform the tale of the 1st humans, of unforgettable shamans and heroes, and of the origins and migrations of the human beings.
Featuring modern images of not often obvious landmarks besides meticulous examine, Sacred Sites offers strange perception into how normal historical past and mythology, and clinical and intuitive considering mix to create an ever-deepening feel of a spot and its humans.
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Sea level drops in the world’s oceans, baring shallow sea beds, ravaging marine families. Most warm water life, withered and gone: The Ordovician Extinction. 40 western sc i enc e 400 million years ago Eons of desolation, thaw, renewal. Moss carpets the moist coastlines with delicate green fuzz. Fungi and bacteria creep inland coast to coast across the brown continents. In equatorial swamps and lowland ﬂoodplains plants multiply shapes and sizes from green algae to branches to leaves to rooted and stemmed, encasing their trunks in tough ﬁbers: wood.
Slow mysterious changes abound. (Glaciers? Mystery) Four times sea level drops warm sea water cools and spreads over the continents. A cold water pruning. Most trilobites families and their warm-water neighbors gone. 500 million years ago Warming warming warming Rivers tumble out to sea over algae-coated rocks in the coastal tide ﬂats. Flat and stable, warm, wet, and narrow North America fused with Greenland and parts of Scotland nods above and below the waters. 39 wa nd eri ng north a m eri c a, l i f e, d e ath Rubble and dust settle in clean ﬂat layers (we will one day admire after the Colorado River cuts open the Grand Canyon).
Mystery) Four times sea level drops warm sea water cools and spreads over the continents. A cold water pruning. Most trilobites families and their warm-water neighbors gone. 500 million years ago Warming warming warming Rivers tumble out to sea over algae-coated rocks in the coastal tide ﬂats. Flat and stable, warm, wet, and narrow North America fused with Greenland and parts of Scotland nods above and below the waters. 39 wa nd eri ng north a m eri c a, l i f e, d e ath Rubble and dust settle in clean ﬂat layers (we will one day admire after the Colorado River cuts open the Grand Canyon).
Sacred Sites: The Secret History of Southern California by Susan Suntree