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Inventing Niagara : beauty, power, and lies

Author: Ginger Gail Strand; Karen White
Publisher: [Old Saybrook, CT] : Tantor Media, ℗2008.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Americans call Niagara Falls a natural wonder, but the falls aren't very natural anymore, but 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Ginger Gail Strand; Ginger Gail Strand
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Ginger Gail Strand; Karen White
ISBN: 9781400107711 1400107717 9781400137718 1400137713
OCLC Number: 230485615
Notes: Compact discs.
Unabridged.
Performer(s): Read by Karen White.
Description: 11 audio discs (13.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Responsibility: Ginger Strand.

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Americans call Niagara Falls a natural wonder, but the falls aren't very natural anymore, but 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 shared politely with Canada. Emblematic of nature's power, they are completely human-controlled. An archetype of natural beauty, the falls belie an ugly environmental legacy still bubbling up from below. On every level, Niagara Falls is a monument to how America falsifies nature, reshaping its contours and redirecting its force while claiming to submit to its will.

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