Books et al.Geography

Probed, pierced, and revered

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Science  08 Jan 2021:
Vol. 371, Issue 6525, pp. 132
DOI: 10.1126/science.abf0570

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In her new book, The Mantle of the Earth, geographer Veronica della Dora explains how Earth's mantle has provided a capacious metaphor for the terrain that sustains human life and the manner in which it is imagined and investigated. This is a metaphor that thrives on the lifting of veils and the piercing of interiors, as well as the "warp and weft" of a web of life and the weaving together of social and physical phenomena into narratives that convey the rich texture of this environment.

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