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Document Type

General Interest Article

Abstract

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.

Publication Date

1938

Journal Title

Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

45

Issue

1

First Page

43

Last Page

51

Copyright

© Copyright 1938 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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