A walk in the woods : rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail

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New York : Broadway Books, 1998.
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276 pages : map ; 25 cm
9780767902519, 0767902513, 9780767902526, 0767902521, 9780307279460, 0307279464, 9781101905494, 1101905492, 9781101970881, 110197088X
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-276).
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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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Bryson, B. (1998). A walk in the woods: rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail . Broadway Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Bryson, Bill. 1998. A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America On the Appalachian Trail. New York: Broadway Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Bryson, Bill. A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America On the Appalachian Trail New York: Broadway Books, 1998.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Bryson, Bill. A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America On the Appalachian Trail Broadway Books, 1998.

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