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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.
Interesting book but needs illustrations and numerous MAPS! Learned a lot especially that mankind is a fool! Read morePublished 7 days ago by Jon from the North
For the reader with a technical mind or an interet in science, this is a highly entertaining must-read account of three of man's failed efforts to control nature: an attempt to... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Angela
Excellent book. John McPhee is a most engaging author and the subject matter is very interesting. Highly recommend!Published 1 month ago by cats110
Excellent writing and critically important information. Too many of us believe our earth static and unchanging... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazj Jwatercarr
What an interesting book! John McPhee is an awesome writer who really makes you think!Published 2 months ago by Helen Stapleton
Very instructive for engineers AND politicians! A must read for every AmericanPublished 2 months ago by Violet J.
John McPhee is the top of the stack when it comes to long form journalism.Published 2 months ago by Big Henning
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 months 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 3 months ago by Exit10