The River That Flows Uphill

A Journey from the Big Bang to the Big Brain




Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/17/2001

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Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 7.5x9.25
Page Count : 548
ISBN : 9780595167005

About the Book

Written in the form of a scientist’s diary of a two-week float trip down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. There we find rocks of great age, fossils, dwellings of Stone Age peoples, and experience the land much as our ancestors did during all those untold generations in the dimly remembered world from which we somehow took flight.

About the Author

William H. Calvin is a theoretical neurophysiologist at the University of Washington. He is the author of The Atlantic Monthly’s cover story, “The Great Climate Flip-Flop,” and of ten books, including The Cerebral Code, How Brains Think, The Throwing Madonna, The River that Flows Uphill, The Cerebral Symphony, and co-author of Conversations with Neil’s Brain and Lingua ex Machina.