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The Control of Nature
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Farrar Straus & Giroux
Publication date September 1, 1990
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780374522599
ISBN-10 0374522596
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.65 lbs.
Original list price $16.00
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
Profiles the various places where humankind is struggling to control the forces of nature, discussing both the natural forces at work and the individuals who attempt to foil them (view table of contents)
Amazon.com description: Product Description:

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.



Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780374128906 Book cover for 9780783887746
 
Large print edition from G K Hall & Co (October 1, 1999)
9780783887746 | details & prices | 345 pages | 6.50 × 9.75 × 1.25 in. | 1.50 lbs | List price $27.95
About: Book by McPhee, John A.
from Farrar Straus & Giroux (June 1, 1989)
9780374128906 | details & prices | 5.75 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.95 lbs | List price $35.00
About: Profiles various effects by humankind to thwart the course of nature, detailing the changing physical landscapes, as well as the political, economic, and legal battles that have arisen from these struggles.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780374522599
 
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Reprint edition from Farrar Straus & Giroux (September 1, 1990)
9780374522599 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $16.00
About: Profiles the various places where humankind is struggling to control the forces of nature, discussing both the natural forces at work and the individuals who attempt to foil them
Cassette/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9780394581453
 
With Herre Weigl, Brigitte Polzin | from Random House (September 1, 1989)
9780394581453 | details & prices | 4.50 × 7.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.20 lbs | List price $10.95
This edition also contains Fhrung, Kommunikation Und Teamentwicklung Im Bauwesen: Grundlagen - Anwendung - Praxistipps

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