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tafda · 2021-07-12 · Original thread
Civil engineering:

The Control of Nature by John McPhee

Stories about debris flows in the California mountains and forcing the Mississippi River to stay where it is.

bentleycook · 2018-05-26 · Original thread
John McPhee's "Control of Nature"[0] covers a fair amount of the Mississippi River Basin Model's use and provides a lot of insight into the history of controlling waterways.


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