A Walk in the Woods
Rediscovering America on the Appalachian TrailBook - 1998
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Bill Bryson decided to walk the nearly 2,200-mile Appalachian Trail, which stretches from Georgia to Maine. The trail offers an astonishing landscape of silent forests and sparkling lakes, and provides Bryson with endless opportunities to witness the majestic silliness of his fellow human beings.
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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