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The Control of Nature

The Control of Nature
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  • ISBN-13: 9780374128906
  • ISBN: 0374128901
  • Edition: 1st
  • Publication Date: 1989
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

AUTHOR

John McPhee

SUMMARY

"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 - stubborn, sometimes foolhardy, more often ingenious, and always arresting characters.John McPhee is the author of 'The Control of Nature', published 1989 under ISBN 9780374128906 and ISBN 0374128901.

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