• This book is written as a nonfiction historical novel, featuring three geological regions that are potentially dangerous to the communities that are established there.
• The author writes about the lives of residents, politicians, scientists, and other people in these regions, showing how they're in conflict with various forces of nature.
• McPhee reveals how people's actions and decisions contribute to major conflicts with nature.
• The geological region covered in the first section of the book is Louisiana by the Mississippi and Atchafalaya rivers.
• In the French Acadia region of Louisiana, a navigation lock connects the Mississippi to the Atchafalaya.
• The Atchafalaya River is at a significantly lower elevation than the Mississippi River.
• The author speaks with Norris F. Rabalais, a Cajun born and raised in Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana, who works as a construction inspector for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
• Rabalais regularly inspects the navigation lock...
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