General Interest Article
Few truisms have wider application than "familiarity breeds contempt." J\Ian takes for granted common and therefore important things such as sunshine, clouds, rain, summer heat and winter cold, the normal winds and calms, the air we breathe, soil, ordinary hills and valleys. They do not attract the attention of the general population. It is true that every twenty-four hours more than a million tons of sand, silt, mud and dissolved salts are carried in Mississippi River past the Carrollton gage at New Orleans and dumped into the Gulf of Mexico. This is too common and familiar - and important – a fact to make the front page. The man has not bitten the dog.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
©1938 Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.
Trowbridge, Arthur C.
"The Address of the President: Water Problems,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 45(1), 43-51.
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