Help me track down a geology fact from a John McPhee book?
October 9, 2020 12:21 PM Subscribe
I'm pretty sure I once followed a link (maybe from the blue?) once many, many years ago to a page about a fantastical geological phenomenon involving shards or spikes of stone being fired out of the ground, without warning, fast enough to break the sound barrier. It sounded preposterous, but I found out about John McPhee's books on geology from the citations, so I'm pretty sure it's true. Now, I can't find a single citation. Unfortunately, it's not in Basin and Range, which I found cheap at a used book store, and I thought maybe asking here for a citation (or even the name of the phenomenon!) would be faster than reading the other 3 books. Does anyone know what I'm talking about?