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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.
Excellent work on mankind manipulating nature. Nothing can compare to the firsthand account John McPhee provides, although he brings in plenty of relevant background information.Published 2 days ago by Aidan Gibson
Classis McPhee - It's going to school with an engaging professor. The Mississippi section (1/3 or more of the book) was insane - I want to visit the key control points.Published 14 days ago by Exit10
Great book! Really loved it - deeply interesting and well-written.Published 2 months ago by Dale L W Watt
Great book! There is a ton of geological information here, but the presentation makes geology into an adventure. A fascinating and fun read.Published 2 months ago by RainbowViking
I'm currently reading this for a geography course. It's a surprising good read. it is packed full of interesting information about issues with trying to control natural events and... Read morePublished 3 months ago by pfuz
Every John McPhee book is required reading for the inquisitive mind.Published 3 months ago by Jesse
There are other great writers who can put you in a time and place but perhaps no others who also provide so much information with background and personal connection the way that... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Andrew L. Evans