The Control of Nature

The Control of Nature Author John McPhee
ISBN-10 0374522596
ISBN-13 9780374522599
Year 1990-09-01
Pages 288
Language English
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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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 stubborn sometimes foolhardy more often ingenious and always arresting characters