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    DescriptionThe Appalachian Trail trail stretches from Georgia to Maine and covers some of the most breathtaking terrain in America-majestic mountains, silent forests, sparking lakes. If you're going to take a hike, it's probably the place to go. And Bill Bryson is surely the most entertaing guide you'll find. He introduces us to the history and ecology of the trail and to some of the other hardy (or just foolhardy) folks he meets along the way-and a couple of bears. Already a classic, "A Walk in the Woods " will make you long for the great outdoors (or at least a comfortable chair to sit and read in).


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    Title
    A Walk in the Woods
    Subtitle
    Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Bill Bryson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 397
    Width: 106 mm
    Height: 172 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 113 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780307279460
    ISBN 10: 0307279464
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: TRG
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T14.3
    BIC subject category V2: WTH, WSZC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBBE
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Merchandise Category: MMP
    B&T General Subject: 800
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    BISAC V2.8: TRV010000
    Ingram Theme: CULT/NENGLD
    DC21: 917.40443
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: CULT/APPALC
    B&T Approval Code: A19242000
    BISAC V2.8: SPO030000
    Ingram Subject Code: TS
    Libri: I-TS
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 23000
    B&T Approval Code: R09504000
    BISAC V2.8: SPO018000
    DC22: 917.404/43
    LC classification: F106 .B92 2007
    LC subject heading: , ,
    DC22: 917.40443
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: TRV025060
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Random House Inc
    Publication date
    24 February 2007
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    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.
    Review quote
    "Bryson is a very funny writer who could wring humor from a clammy sleeping bag." -"The Philadelphia Inquirer""Short of doing it yourself, the best way of escaping into nature is to read a book like "A Walk in the Woods.""-"The New York Times""A terribly misguided, and terribly funny tale of adventure.... The yarn is choke-on-your-coffee funny." -"The Washington Post""Bill Bryson could write an essay about dryer lint or fever reducers and still make us laugh out loud." -"Chicago Sun-Times""Delightful." -"The Plain Dealer""It's great adventure, on a human sacle, with survuivable discomforts, and, happily, everybody goes home afterwards." -"Times Picayune"
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    God only knows what possessed Bill Bryson, a reluctant adventurer if ever there was one, to undertake a gruelling hike along the world's longest continuous footpath--The Appalachian Trail. The 2,000-plus-mile trail winds through 14 states, stretching along the east coast of the United States, from Georgia to Maine. It snakes through some of the wildest and most spectacular landscapes in North America, as well as through some of its most poverty-stricken and primitive backwoods areas. With his offbeat sensibility, his eye for the absurd, and his laugh-out-loud sense of humour, Bryson recounts his confrontations with nature at its most uncompromising over his five-month journey. An instant classic, riotously funny, "A Walk in the Woods will add a whole new audience to the legions of Bill Bryson fans.