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Most people think of New Jersey as a suburban-industrial corridor that runs between New York and Philadelphia. Yet in the low center of the state is a near wilderness, larger than most national parks, which has been known since the seventeenth century as the Pine Barrens.

The term refers to the predominant trees in the vast forests that cover the area and to the quality of the soils below, which are too sandy and acid to be good for farming. On all sides, however, developments of one kind or another have gradually moved in, so that now the central and integral forest is reduced to about a thousand square miles. Although New Jersey has the heaviest population density of any state, huge segments of the Pine Barrens remain uninhabited. The few people who dwell in the region, the “Pineys,” are little known and often misunderstood. Here McPhee uses his uncanny skills as a journalist to explore the history of the region and describe the people—and their distinctive folklore—who call it home.

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Most people think of New Jersey as a suburban-industrial corridor that runs between New York and Philadelphia. Yet in the low center of the state is a near wilderness, larger than most national parks, which has been known since the seventeenth century as the Pine Barrens.

The term refers to the predominant trees in the vast forests that cover the area and to the quality of the soils below, which are too sandy and acid to be good for farming. On all sides, however, developments of one kind or another have gradually moved in, so that now the central and integral forest is reduced to about a thousand square miles. Although New Jersey has the heaviest population density of any state, huge segments of the Pine Barrens remain uninhabited. The few people who dwell in the region, the “Pineys,” are little known and often misunderstood. Here McPhee uses his uncanny skills as a journalist to explore the history of the region and describe the peopleand their distinctive folklorewho call it home.

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John McPhee was born in Princeton, New Jersey, and was educated at Princeton University and Cambridge University. His writing career began at Time magazine and led to his long association with The New Yorker, where he has been a staff writer since 1965. The same year he published his first book, A Sense of Where You Are, with FSG, and soon followed with The Headmaster (1966), Oranges (1967), The Pine Barrens (1968), A Roomful of Hovings and Other Profiles (collection, 1969), The Crofter and the Laird (1969), Levels of the Game (1970), Encounters with the Archdruid (1972), The Deltoid Pumpkin Seed (1973), The Curve of Binding Energy (1974), Pieces of the Frame (collection, 1975), and The Survival of the Bark Canoe (1975). Both Encounters with the Archdruid and The Curve of Binding Energy were nominated for National Book Awards in the category of science.

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Chris Blaker, February 19, 2015 (view all comments by Chris Blaker)
Excellent literary journalism. Fairly short, the text originally appeared in the New Yorker. The book tells the story of an obscure region of New Jersey called the Pine Barrens. In the most densely populated state, this wilderness is relatively devoid of people and is almost entirely undeveloped. The story moves along at a gradual pace, but is never boring. The wrap-up is excellent. It's amazing that so near the Eastern Seaboard megapolis (New York, Philly, Boston, DC, etc) is this sparsely inhabited region of self-sufficient individualists who live off-the-land for the most part. McPhee could write about anything and make it into an engaging story.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780374514426
Author:
Graves, James
Author:
Graves, James
Author:
McPhee, John
Publisher:
Farrar Straus Giroux
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Trees
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
North America
Subject:
Conservation
Subject:
Natural history
Subject:
New jersey
Subject:
United States - Mid Atlantic - New Jersey
Subject:
Pine barrens (n.j.)
Subject:
Pine Barrens
Subject:
Natural history -- New Jersey -- Pine Barrens.
Subject:
Forests & Forestry
Subject:
Biology-Reference
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
v. 56, no. 2
Publication Date:
19780531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Black-and-white photographs throughout
Pages:
157
Dimensions:
8.17 x 6.28 x 0.47 in

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Most people think of New Jersey as a suburban-industrial corridor that runs between New York and Philadelphia. Yet in the low center of the state is a near wilderness, larger than most national parks, which has been known since the seventeenth century as the Pine Barrens.

The term refers to the predominant trees in the vast forests that cover the area and to the quality of the soils below, which are too sandy and acid to be good for farming. On all sides, however, developments of one kind or another have gradually moved in, so that now the central and integral forest is reduced to about a thousand square miles. Although New Jersey has the heaviest population density of any state, huge segments of the Pine Barrens remain uninhabited. The few people who dwell in the region, the “Pineys,” are little known and often misunderstood. Here McPhee uses his uncanny skills as a journalist to explore the history of the region and describe the peopleand their distinctive folklorewho call it home.

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