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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.
Great book! Really loved it - deeply interesting and well-written.Published 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month ago by pfuz
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 2 months ago by Andrew L. Evans
no meat and no potatoes John McPhee spent too much time on "local colour"Published 3 months ago by kathleen dillon