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

Synopsis:

Stretching from Georgia to Maine, the Appalachian Trail offers some of America's most breathtaking scenery. It also offers an irresistible, amusingly ill-conceived adventure to Bryson & his out-of-shape walking companion, Stephen Katz. Mile by arduous mile, these unlikely pioneers walk the Appalachian Trail, along the way surviving the threat...

About the Author

Bill Bryson's bestselling books include A Walk in the Woods, Neither Here Nor There, In a Sunburned Country, Bryson's Dictionary of Troublesome Words, and A Short History of Nearly Everything, the latter of which earned him the 2004 Aventis Prize. Bryson lives in England with his wife and children.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307717832
Subtitle:
Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail
Publisher:
Broadway Books
Author:
Bryson, Bill
Author:
Bill Bryson
Subject:
Travel : United States - General
Subject:
Natural history
Subject:
Appalachian Trail
Subject:
United states
Subject:
United States - South - East South Central (General)
Subject:
General
Subject:
United States - Northeast - General
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
Journeys
Subject:
Appalachian Trail Description and travel.
Subject:
Bryson, Bill - Journeys - Appalachian Trail
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Americana-General
Subject:
Audio Books-Travel Writing
Subject:
Travel - U.S. - General
Subject:
Travel - U.S./New England
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Subject:
General Travel
Subject:
Hunting
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
1999
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
276

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"Synopsis" by , Traces the author's adventurous trek along the Appalachian Trail past its natural pleasures, human eccentrics, and offbeat comforts
"Synopsis" by , Stretching from Georgia to Maine, the Appalachian Trail offers some of America's most breathtaking scenery. It also offers an irresistible, amusingly ill-conceived adventure to Bryson & his out-of-shape walking companion, Stephen Katz. Mile by arduous mile, these unlikely pioneers walk the Appalachian Trail, along the way surviving the threat...
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