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A Walk In The Woods

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Once back on American soil and safely settled in New Hampshire, Bryson again hears the siren call of the open road, only this time it's a trail. The Appalachian Trail, to be exact. In 'A Walk in the Woods', at the age of 44, Bill Bryson tackles what is, for him, an entirely new subject: the American wilderness. Accompanied only by his old college buddy Stephen Katz, Bryson starts out one March morning in north Georgia, intending to walk the entire 2,100 miles to trail's end on the top of Maine's Mount Katahdin. Ahead lay a remote mountain wilderness filled with bears, moose, bobcats, rattlesnakes, poisonous plants, disease-bearing ticks, the occasional chuckling murderer and, perhaps most alarming of all, people whose favourite pastime is discussing the relative merits of the external frame backpack. As Bryson and Katz haul their out-of-shape, middle-aged butts over hill and dale, the reader is treated to both a very funny personal memoir and a delightful chronicle of the trail, the people who created it, and the places it passes through. Facing savage weather, merciless insects, unreliable maps and a fickle companion, whose profoundest wish was to go to a motel and watch 'The X-Files', Bryson gamely struggled through the wilderness to achieve a lifetime's ambition, not to die outdoors.

Book Details

Hardback with Dustjacket

First (UK) Edition Thus

Published in 1997

ISBN: 9780385408165

Condition Ratings

Book is Very Good. Pencil price on front endpaper. Page edges lightly browned.

Dustjacket is Very Good. Light shelf and handling wear. Top front corner rubbed.

Slipcase condition is N/A

Book Details

Hardback with Dustjacket

First (UK) Edition Thus

Published in 1997

ISBN: 9780385408165

Condition Ratings

Book is Very Good. Pencil price on front endpaper. Page edges lightly browned.

Dustjacket is Very Good. Light shelf and handling wear. Top front corner rubbed.

Slipcase condition is N/A

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