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|Named Person:||Bill Bryson; Appalachian trail; Natural history; Bill Bryson|
|Material Type:||Biography, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
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|ISBN:||0767902513 9780767902519 9780767902526 0767902521|
|Description:||276 pages : map ; 25 cm|
Following his return to 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 Bryson's comic genius, it also provides endless opportunities to test his own powers of ineptitude and to witness the majestic silliness of his fellow human beings. For a start there's his gloriously out-of-shape buddy from Iowa who accompanies the similarly unfit Bryson on the trail. Mile by arduous mile these latter-day pioneers survive the threat of bear attacks, the loss of key provisions, a gang of Ralph Lauren-attired yuppies, and a security guard who, for no reason, impounds Bryson's car. But Bryson's acute eye is a wise witness to this fragile and beautiful 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, a lament, and a celebration, A Walk in the Woods is a modern classic of travel literature.--Adapted from book jacket.
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- Appalachian Trail -- Description and travel.
- Bryson, Bill -- Travel -- Appalachian Trail.
- Natural history -- Appalachian Trail.
- Appalachian trail -- Description and travel.
- SPORTS & RECREATION -- Hiking.
- TRAVEL -- United States -- Northeast -- General.
- TRAVEL -- United States -- South -- General.
- Bryson, Bill.
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