A Walk in the Woods
Rediscovering America on the Appalachian TrailBook Club Kit - 2007
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Bill Bryson's 1997 memoir is more than a travelogue. His humorous writing brings you along on the adventure of a lifetime as Bryson hikes the Appalachian trail. When you finally put it down, you'll be ready to get outside and explore!
Subtitled "Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail." A mix of history, ecology and humor as Bryson portrays the beauty of the Appalachian Trail, which stretches from Georgia to Maine. Available in book, e-book, audiobook CD, e-audiobook, and Playaway formats. Also available as a ... Read More »
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"If there is one thing the Appalachian Trail teaches, it is low-level ecstasy-something we could all do with more of in our lives."
In America, alas, beauty has become something you drive to, and nature an either/or proposition--either you ruthlessly subjugate it, as at Tocks Dam and a million other places, or you deify it, treat it as something holy and remote, a thing apart, as along the Appalachian Trail. (p. 200)
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