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The Control of Nature

John McPhee

The Control of Nature

by John McPhee

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Published by Random House Audio .
Written in English


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Open LibraryOL7461469M
ISBN 100394581458
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The Control of Nature is John McPhee's bestselling account of places where people are locked in combat with nature. Taking us deep into these contested territories, McPhee details the strageties and tactics through which people attempt to control nature.

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The first one about control of the Mississippi river to keep it in the current streambed, the second about anticipating volcanic activity in Iceland and the last one dealing with the literal moving of mountains as Los Angeles population pressure pushes people to bulid 5/5(5).

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The Control of Nature "Atchafalaya" Book excerpt. By: John McPhee Date: Source: McPhee, John. "Atchafalaya." The Control of York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, About the Author: American author John McPhee (–) has written more than twenty nonfiction books, many of them notable contributions about humans and their interaction with the environment, since   While John McPhee was working on his previous book, Rising from the Plains, he happened to walk by the engineering building at the University of Wyoming, where words etched in limestone said: "Strive on--the control of Nature is won, not given." In the morning sunlight, that central phrase--"the control of nature"--seemed to sparkle with unintended ambiguity.4/5(9).

The Control of Nature Summary. The Control of Nature is a historical nonfiction novel published in Events occur on a backdrop of geological time that spans eons.

John McPhee tells stories about the lives and happenings of residents, non-residents, scientists, engineers and government bureaucracies in conflict with various forces of nature. Repackaged with a new Afterword, this "valuable and entertaining" (New York Times Book Review) book explores how scientists are adapting nature's best ideas to solve tough 21st century problems.

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The Control of Nature is John McPhee's bestselling account of places where people are locked in combat with nature. Taking us deep into these contested territories, McPhee details the strageties and tactics through which people attempt to control nature.

Most striking is his depiction of the main contestants: nature in complex and awesome guises, and those attempting to wrest control from her 4/5(1).

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"First published in by Farrar, Straus and Giroux"--Title page verso. Description. The Control of Nature by journalist and nonfiction writer John McPhee was originally published in book form in It consists of three main sections, each of which initially appeared as a long.

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My library. My guess is that McPhee might be more tolerant of control of nature, and less attracted to preservation of nature, than I. In a book some years ago by the name The Control of Nature, he told awe-inspiring stories about grand human efforts to control natural processes—directing the flow of the Mississippi River, halting lava flows in Iceland.

The Thing With Feathers: The Surprising Lives of Birds and What They Reveal About Being Human by Noah Strycker ; Beaks, Bones, and Bird Songs: How the Struggle for Survival Has Shaped Birds and Their Behavior by Roger Lederer ; The Homing Instinct: Meaning and Mystery in Animal Migration by Bernd Heinrich ; H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald ; Rare Encounters with Author: Valerie Michael.''The Control of Nature'' invites comparison, in particular, with ''Encounters With the Archdruid.'' In that book, Mr.

McPhee described three conflicts by means of sharply etched portraits of good men in flawed causes, and set them against the environmentalist David Brower, a flawed man in a good cause.