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[Used] A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail

| Broadway Books | 5/4/1999

ISBN-10 : U164264243   ISBN-13 : 9780767902526   List Price : $8.50

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER &; The classic chronicle of a &;terribly misguided and terribly funny&; (The Washington Post) hike of the Appalachian Trail, from the author ofA Short History of Nearly Everything and The Body
&;The best way of escaping into nature.&;&;The New York Times 
Back in America after twenty years in Britain, Bill Bryson decided to reacquaint himself with his native country by walking the 2,100-mile Appalachian Trail, which stretches from Georgia to Maine. The AT offers an astonishing landscape of silent forests and sparkling lakes&;and to a writer with the comic genius of Bill Bryson, it also provides endless opportunities to witness the majestic silliness of his fellow human beings. 
For a start there&;s the gloriously out-of-shape Stephen Katz, a buddy from Iowa along for the walk. But A Walk in the Woods is more than just a laugh-out-loud hike. Bryson&;s acute eye is a wise witness to this beautiful but fragile trail, and as he tells its fascinating history, he makes a moving plea for the conservation of America&;s last great wilderness. An adventure, a comedy, and a celebration, A Walk in the Woods is a modern classic of travel literature.

A wry account by the author of The Lost Continent traces an adventurous and arduous trek past the Appalachian Trail's natural pleasures, human eccentrics, and offbeat comforts. Reprint. $175,000 ad/promo. Tour.

Traces the author's adventurous trek along the Appalachian Trail past its natural pleasures, human eccentrics, and offbeat comforts

Product Details

  • ISBN-10: 0767902521
  • ISBN-13: 9780767902526
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 304
  • Dimensions: 5.24 (w) x 8.27 (h) x 0.98 (d)
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