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The Second John McPhee Reader

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This second volume of The John McPhee Reader includes material from his eleven books published since 1975, including Coming into the Country, Looking for a Ship, The Control of Nature, and the four books on geology that comprise Annals of the Former World.

Synopsis:

This second volume of The John McPhee Reader includes material from his eleven books published since 1975, including Coming into the Country, Looking for a Ship, The Control of Nature, and the four books on geology that comprise Annals of the Former World.

About the Author

John McPhee is the author of twenty-six books, including Annals of the Former World, for which he received the Pulitzer Prize in 1999. He has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 1965 and lives in Princeton, New Jersey.

Table of Contents

[With the exception of "Under the Snow," which is here in its entirety, all titles are represented by excerpts.]

Introduction

from Giving Good Weight (A Collection)

"Giving Good Weight"

"Brigade de Cuisine"

from Basin and Range

from In Suspect Terrain

from La Place de la Concorde Suisse

from Table of Contents (A Collection)

"Under the Snow"

"Heirs of General Practice"

"North of the C. P. Line"

from Rising from the Plains

from The Control of Nature

from Looking for a Ship

from Assembling California

from The Ransom of Russian Art

Product Details

ISBN:
9780374524630
Editor:
Strachan, Patricia
Introduction:
Remmick, David
Introduction by:
Remmick, David
Introduction:
Remmick, David
Editor:
Strachan, Patricia
Author:
McPhee, John
Author:
Remnick, David
Author:
Remmick, David
Publisher:
Farrar Straus Giroux
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
American
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Biology-Reference
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
no. 10
Publication Date:
19960231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
8.25 x 6.00 in

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