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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.
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 1 month ago by Andrew L. Evans
no meat and no potatoes John McPhee spent too much time on "local colour"Published 2 months 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 5 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 6 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 6 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 6 months ago by J. Y. Fedorka