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Inventing Niagara: Beauty, Power, and Lies

2 Ratings: 4.5
2008 non-fiction book by Ginger Strand

Description 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 … see full wiki

Author: Ginger Strand
Genre: Hospitality, Travel & Tourism, Province & Local, Mid-Atlantic, New York, Social History, Hydraulics, see all
Publisher: Simon and Shuster
Date Published: May 31, 2008
2 reviews about Inventing Niagara: Beauty, Power, and Lies
review by . May 07, 2009
If you live in the US or Canada, I would imagine that you would be in the minority if you say that you have never been to Niagara Falls. According some sources, over 2 million people visit the Falls every year. But what you see is just a small portion of the area. Ginger Strand, in her book, Inventing Niagara, shows you Niagara Falls and the surrounding area in a way that no travel guide will; She debunks the myths, shows you the environmental damage, takes you behind the scenes of the massive power …
review by . November 26, 2008
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When most Americans conjure up an image of Niagara Falls what most likely comes to mind is artist Frederick Church's iconic 1857 painting.  In those days the Falls really were wild and wonderful and although a certain amount of development had already begun to take shape in the surrounding area those who loved revelling in the spendor of nature were likely to make a trip to Niagara a top priority.  But unbeknownst to most of us what we see today at Niagara Falls is largely a mirage. …
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