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Very much provided a clear discussions of the Mississippi delta flow control, as well as the lava discharges in Iceland ..
As with the other McPhee books I've read, this novel is chock-full of really interesting stories and tasty factual tidbits, as well as colorful character portrayals.
McPhee's gift for revealing characters exceeds that of all but the best novelists, and he uses these people to tell his stories.
no meat and no potatoes John McPhee spent too much time on "local colour"Published 10 days ago by kathleen dillon
As a former teacher and geologist I am always interested by how people interact with the world around them: The one word answer is "BADLY". Read morePublished 3 months ago by Craig A. Munsart
McPhee does a nice job of explaining some great things I otherwise would not be reading about - - - - he makes man's fight with the Mississippi quite interesting, for example. Read morePublished 4 months ago by bill j.
This book was really hard for me to understand. Until I got to the last story in it, did it really get interesting. Would not reccomend to read in college.Published 4 months ago by Sara Becker
I gave this book 5 stars because I own a copy. It's very good. However the 'like new' used copy in this review didn't make it to my friend in Santa Fe. Read morePublished 4 months ago by J. Y. Fedorka
I had to read this book for one of the classes I'm taking this semester and I ended up really enjoying it. In fact I think I'm going to get more of his books. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Nytmare
John McPhee shares his fascination with the subject in a way that animates the science. It reads like a first-person mystery novel.Published 6 months ago by Mr Randy Hamilton
Note: I borrowed this from the library.
Very good, entertaining stories of three attempts by men and women to control nature--to control the Mississippi, to control the... Read more