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December 09, 2015


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“The face of Nature may be compared to a yielding surface, with ten thousand sharp wedges packed close together and driven inwards with incessant blows, sometimes one wedge being struck, and then another with greater force.” wrote Darwin.
If a single wedge receives all the impetus, and drives ahead of all others, the results are likely to become troublesome indeed.
An entertaining description of Leopold and of his collaboration with Bagnold is provided here:
His papers are revered beside the Delaware, the only major free-flowing river on the East coast.

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