Inventing Niagara: Beauty, Power, and Lies

Inventing Niagara: Beauty, Power, and Lies

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Americans call Niagara Falls a natural wonder, but the Falls aren't very natural anymore. In fact, they are a study in artifice. Water diverted, riverbed reshaped, brink stabilized and landscape redesigned, the Falls are more a monument to man's meddling than to nature's strength. Held up as an example of something real, they are hemmed in with fakery -- waxworks, haunted houses, IMAX films and ersatz Indian tales. A symbol of American manifest destiny, they are… (more)

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Publisher: Simon & Schuster (May 06, 2008)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 256 pages

File size: 907 KB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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