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Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail

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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 land-scape 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.<P>For a start there's the gloriously out-of-shape Stephen Katz, a buddy from Iowa along for the walk. Despite Katz's overwhelming desire to find cozy restaurants, he and Bryson eventually settle into their stride, and while on the trail they meet a bizarre assortment of hilarious characters. 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 destined to become a modern classic of travel literature.

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ISBN:
9780613225786
Author:
Bryson, Bill
Publisher:
Turtleback Books
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
United States - South - East South Central (General)
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
United States - Northeast - General
Subject:
Natural history
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Edition Description:
Turtleback Scho
Publication Date:
19990531
Binding:
LIBRARY BOUND
Language:
English
Pages:
284
Dimensions:
8.18x5.38x1.08 in. .77 lbs.

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