The Conquest of Nature Water, Landscape, and the Making of Modern Germany (Paperback)
|Author: David Blackbourn|
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|Majestic, lyrically written, and handsomely illustrated, this absorbing work traces the rise of the German nation through the development of water and landscape. 70 illustrations.|
From the Publisher:
A history of Germany from the mid-eighteenth century to the present documents its rise as reflected by the nation's water and landscape developments, covering such topics as Frederick the Great's transformation of previously uninhabitable marshlands, the Rhine engineering projects, and the development of hydroelectric power. Reprint.