Henry M. Morris (1918-2006) was one of the foremost biblical creationists of the late 20th century; he was also the author/coauthor of books such as The Genesis Flood; the Biblical Record and Its Scientific Implications, The Scientific Case for Creation, Scientific Creationism, What Is Creation Science?, etc. This book is a revision and updating of Morris's 1965 book, Science Scripture and Salvation...The Genesis Record.
He wrote in the Introduction to this 1977 book, "In this book, both the scientific and historical aspects of these chapters (Genesis 1-11), as well as their evangelistic testimonies and practical spiritual applications, will be discussed at some length."
He argues, "The whole world thus had an 'appearance of age,' even though newly created. Creation of apparent age is inherent in the very concept of creation. No deception is involved, since God has plainly told us these events of creation." (Pg. 25) He counsels, "There is nothing unreasonable at all about the Biblical perspective, which views the earth as the center of interest in the physical universe. The stars in the heavens... were prepared by God with a view to the great history of life and redemption that would soon begin on the earth." (Pg. 26)
Interestingly, he admits, "The quotation in Jude (14-15) seems to have been taken from one of three apocryphal books... At least Jude, by divine inspiration, incorporated this particular fragment as of true Enochian authorship." (Pg. 87)
He suggests, "All human languages are separated by an essentially infinite barrier from the sounds made by animals, although the vocal organs as such may not be greatly different. The origins of language in general and of language in particular, are thus inexplicable in terms of evolution, and yet it is impossible to overestimate the importance of articulate, propositional ... speech in the life of mankind." (Pg. 136)
Morris's many books are of lasting interest to "young earth" creationists.