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The Control of Nature
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher G K Hall & Co
Publication date October 1, 1999
Pages 345
Binding Hardcover
Edition Large print
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780783887746
ISBN-10 0783887744
Dimensions 1.25 by 6.50 by 9.75 in.
Weight 1.50 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $27.95
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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.

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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: The Control of Nature is John McPhee's bestselling account of places where people are locked in combat with nature.
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.
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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
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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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