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The Control of Nature

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While John McPhee was working on his previous book, Rising from the Plains, he happened to walk by the engineering building at the University of Wyoming, where words etched in limestone said: "Strive on--the control of Nature is won, not given." In the morning sunlight, that central phrase--"the control of nature"--seemed to sparkle with unintended ambiguity. Bilateral, symmetrical, it could with equal speed travel in opposite directions. For some years, he had been planning a book

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Trajectory Index

Words: 81,962
Unique Words: 7,080
Complexity Index: 66
Reading Level: 8.4
Avg Sentence (words): 17.39
Avg Word (chars): 4.37
Chapters: 7
Paragraphs: 1,132
Adult Reading Time: 5:28
Sentiment: -0.003
Intensity: 0.063
People: 393
Places: 395
Brands: 48
Things: 294
SAT Words: 867
Trajectory China 300: 209
TOEFL Words: 78
IELTS Words: 425
Nouns 58.9%
Verbs 20.5%
Adjectives 11.6%
Adverbs 4.5%
Other 4.5%
Profanity: 15
Explicit Activity: 0
Violence: 78

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