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McPhee, John 1931-

Overview
Works: 144 works in 472 publications in 2 languages and 18,420 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Juvenile works  Fiction  Guidebooks 
Roles: Editor, Author of introduction, Contributor
Classifications: F910, 917.980450924
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Most widely held works by John McPhee
The control of nature by John McPhee ( Book )
20 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
McPhee details the strategies and tactics through which people attempt to control nature. Most striking in his vivid depiction of the main contestants: nature in complex and awesome guises, and those who would attempt to wrest control from her--stubborn, often ingenious, and always arresting characters
Looking for a ship by John McPhee ( Book )
9 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,994 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is an extraordinary tale of life on the high seas aboard one of the last American merchant ships, the S.S. Stella Lykes, on a forty-two-day journey from Charleston down the Pacific coast of South America. As the crew of the Stella Lykes makes their ocean voyage, they tell stories of other runs and other ships, tales of disaster, stupidity, greed, generosity, and courage
Encounters with the archdruid by John McPhee ( Book )
22 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in English and held by 1,500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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
The Pine Barrens by John McPhee ( Book )
21 editions published between 1967 and 2013 in English and held by 1,273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In the low center of the state [of New Jersey] is a near wilderness, larger than most national parks, which as been known since the seventeenth century as the Pine Barrens." The author writes of this area and of its inhabitants, the Pineys.--Cover
The curve of binding energy by John McPhee ( Book )
11 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in English and held by 1,120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Theodore Taylor was one of the most brilliant engineers of the nuclear age, but in his later years he became concerned with the possibility of an individual being able to construct a weapon of mass destruction on their own. McPhee tours American nuclear institutions with Taylor and shows us how close we are to terrorist attacks employing homemade nuclear weaponry
La place de la concorde suisse by John McPhee ( Book )
19 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and French and held by 948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La Place de la Concorde Suisse is John McPhee's rich, journalistic study of the Swiss Army's role in Swiss society. The Swiss Army is so quietly efficient at the art of war that the Isrealis carefully patterned their own military on the Swiss model
Levels of the game by John McPhee ( Book )
14 editions published between 1969 and 2014 in English and held by 716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Levels of the game is a narrative of a tennis match played by Arthur Ashe and Clark Graebner at Forest Hills
Alaska : images of the country by Galen A Rowell ( Book )
9 editions published between 1981 and 1997 in English and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Over 100 photographs accompanied by excerpts from John McPhee's 1977 book (Coming into the country), which depict Alaska's scenery, wildlife and human landscape
A sense of where you are : a profile of William Warren Bradley by John McPhee ( Book )
11 editions published between 1965 and 1992 in English and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The founding fish by John McPhee ( )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
McPhee weaves together strands of personal, natural, and national history in this absorbing study of the shad fish
Wimbledon: a celebration by John McPhee ( Book )
3 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Uncommon carriers by John McPhee ( Recording )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
McPhee's books are about real people in real places. Over the past eight years, McPhee has spent considerable time in the company of people who work in freight transportation. This is his sketchbook of them and of his journeys with them. He rides from Atlanta to Tacoma alongside Don Ainsworth, owner and operator of a sixty-five-foot, eighteen-wheel chemical tanker carrying hazmats. He attends ship-handling school on a pond in the foothills of the French Alps, where, for a tuition of $15,000 a week, skippers of the largest ocean ships refine their capabilities in twenty-foot scale models. He goes up the Illinois River on a "towboat" pushing a triple string of barges, the overall vessel being "a good deal longer than the Titanic." And he travels by canoe up the canal-and-lock commercial waterways traveled by Henry David Thoreau and his brother, John, in a homemade skiff in 1839.--From publisher description
Looking for a ship by John McPhee ( Recording )
8 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents the author with his considerable storytelling ability aboard the S.S. Stella Lykes, a merchant marine vessel leaving Charleston on a 42-day run to South America
A sense of where you are : a profile of Bill Bradley at Princeton by John McPhee ( Book )
5 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When John McPhee met Bill Bradley, both were at the beginning of their careers. A Sense of Where You Are, McPhee's first book, is about Bradley when he was the best basketball player Princeton had ever seen. McPhee delineates for the reader the training and techniques that made Bradley the extraordinary athlete he was, and this part of the book is a blueprint of superlative basketball. But athletic prowess alone would not explain Bradley's magnetism, which is in the quality of the man himself'his self-discipline, his rationality, and his sense of responsibility. Here is a portrait of Bradley as he was in college, before his time with the New York Knicks and his election to the U.S. Senate'a story that suggests the abundant beginnings of his professional careers in sport and politics
Basin and range by John McPhee ( Book )
11 editions published between 1980 and 1999 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The first of John McPhee's works in his series on geology and geologists, Basin and Range is a book of journeys through ancient terrains, always in juxtaposition with travels in the modern world--a history of vanished landscapes, enhanced by the histories of people who bring them to light. The title refers to the physiographic province of the United States that reaches from eastern Utah to eastern California, a silent world of austere beauty, of hundreds of discrete high mountain ranges that are green with junipers and often white with snow. The terrain becomes the setting for a lyrical evocation of the science of geology, with important digressions into the plate-tectonics revolution and the history of the geologic time scale
Rising from the plains by John McPhee ( Recording )
6 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Takes McPhee to the high country of Utah along the Continental Divide. His guide is David Love, "the grand old man of Rocky Mountain geology." Helping McPhee see the physical changes that have shaped this region over millions of years, Love also traces his own family's history in this oil-rich, windswept land." -- Container
In suspect terrain by John McPhee ( Book )
9 editions published between 1983 and 2000 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Suspect Terrain is a narrative told in four sections of equal length -- a biography; a set piece about a fragment of Appalachian landscape in illuminating counterpoint to the human history there; a modern collision of ideas about the origins of the mountain range; and, in contrast, a century-old collision of ideas about the existence of the Ice Age. The central figure is Anita Harris, an internationally celebrated geologist who went into her profession to escape a Brooklyn ghetto. The unifying theme of the work is plate tectonics
Irons in the fire by John McPhee ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This acclaimed collection of essays begins with the title essay and a trip to Nevada, where, in the company of a brand inspector, John McPhee discovers that cattle rustling is not just history
The founding fish by John McPhee ( Book )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A study of the American shad traces its annual migrations and life cycle in both freshwater rivers and the ocean, focusing on those living in the Delaware River and discussing issues related to tidal power and catch-and-release campaigns
The John McPhee reader by John McPhee ( Book )
8 editions published between 1976 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1965, John McPhee published his first book, "A Sense of Where You Are"; a decade later, he had published eleven others. This reader is comprised of selections from those first twelve books
 
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English (263)
French (4)
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