The Control of Nature by John McPhee [FIRST EDITION] 1989
The Control of Nature by John McPhee
FIRST EDITION / SECOND PRINTING  FARRAR STRAUS & GIROUX
Hardcover with dust jacket in very good condition.
Mild spot of water damage to underside of front of DJ [slight rippling] -- otherwise Very Good.
Book reads like new; cloth cover has a very faint corresponding water stain to lower-right corner.
The Control of Nature is a 1989 book by John McPhee that chronicles three attempts to control natural processes. It is divided into three long essays, "Atchafalaya", "Cooling the Lava", and "Los Angeles Against the Mountains".