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The Pine Barrens
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Farrar Straus & Giroux
Publication date May 1, 1978
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780374514426
ISBN-10 0374514429
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.45 lbs.
Original list price $15.00
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Most people think of New Jersey as a suburban-industrial corridor that runs between New York and Philadelphia. Yet in the low center of the state is a near wilderness, larger than most national parks, which has been known since the seventeenth century as the Pine Barrens.

The term refers to the predominant trees in the vast forests that cover the area and to the quality of the soils below, which are too sandy and acid to be good for farming. On all sides, however, developments of one kind or another have gradually moved in, so that now the central and integral forest is reduced to about a thousand square miles. Although New Jersey has the heaviest population density of any state, huge segments of the Pine Barrens remain uninhabited. The few people who dwell in the region, the "Pineys," are little known and often misunderstood. Here McPhee uses his uncanny skills as a journalist to explore the history of the region and describe the people―and their distinctive folklore―who call it home.



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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780374233600 Book cover for 9780374233624
 
With Bill Curtsinger | Subsequent edition from Farrar Straus & Giroux (September 1, 1981)
9780374233624 | details & prices | List price $25.00
About: McPhee's vivid account of the serene landscape, people, and folklore of southern New Jersey's immense Pine Barrens is complimented by the photography of Bill Curtsinger
from Farrar Straus & Giroux (June 1, 1968)
9780374233600 | details & prices | 5.75 × 8.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $27.50
About: Describes the natural vegetation and rustic peoples of the New Jersey Pine Barrens, an area of wilderness in the center of urban sprawl
Paperback
Book cover for 9780374514426
 
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from Farrar Straus & Giroux (May 1, 1978)
9780374514426 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $15.00
About: Most people think of New Jersey as a suburban-industrial corridor that runs between New York and Philadelphia.

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