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Rising from the Plains (Annals of the Former World)

By: "McPhee, John"

Price: $8.00

Publisher: "Farrar, Straus and Giroux":

Seller ID: 9780374520656

ISBN: 0374520658

Condition: GOOD


"Rising from the Plains "is John McPhee's third book on geology and geologists. Following "Basin and Range" and "In Suspect Terrain," it continues to present a cross section of North America along the fortieth parallel--a series gathering under the overall title "Annals of the Former World." View more info

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The Control of Nature

By: "McPhee, John"

Price: $4.50

Publisher: "Farrar, Straus and Giroux":

Seller ID: 9780374522599

ISBN: 0374522596

Condition: GOOD


"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. View more info

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Encounters with the Archdruid: Narratives About a Conservationist and Three of His Natural Enemies

By: "McPhee, John"

Price: $2.45

Publisher: "Farrar, Straus and Giroux":

Seller ID: 9780374514310

ISBN: 0374514313

Condition: GOOD


The narratives in this book are of journeys made in three wildernesses - on a coastal island, in a Western mountain range, and on the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon. The four men portrayed here have different relationships to their environment, and they encounter each other on mountain trails, in forests and rapids, sometimes with reserve, sometimes with friendliness, sometimes fighting hard across a philosophical divide. View more info