A Walk in the Woods (Official Guides to the Appalachian Trail) (Prebound)

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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" has becomea modern classic of travel literature.

About the Author

BILL BRYSON's bestselling books include "A Walk in the Woods," "I'm a Stranger Here Myself," "In a Sunburned Country," "A Short History of Nearly Everything" (which earned him the 2004 Aventis Prize), "The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid," and "At Home." He lives in England with his wife.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781613839027
ISBN-10: 1613839022
Publisher: Perfection Learning
Publication Date: May 4th, 1999
Pages: 284
Language: English
Series: Official Guides to the Appalachian Trail