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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Farrar Straus & Giroux
Publication date April 1, 1991
Binding Paperback
Edition Reissue
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780374522872
ISBN-10 0374522871
Dimensions 1.25 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Weight 1 lbs.
Original list price $18.00
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Summary
An account of a kayak and canoe journey through the Brooks Range wilderness, impressions of urban life and political activity, and portraits of people in the bush make up a study of contemporary Alaska
Amazon.com description: Product Description:

Coming into the Country is an unforgettable account of Alaska and Alaskans. It is a rich tapestry of vivid characters, observed landscapes, and descriptive narrative, in three principal segments that deal, respectively, with a total wilderness, with urban Alaska, and with life in the remoteness of the bush.

Readers of McPhee's earlier books will not be unprepared for his surprising shifts of scene and ordering of events, brilliantly combined into an organic whole. In the course of this volume we are made acquainted with the lore and techniques of placer mining, the habits and legends of the barren-ground grizzly, the outlook of a young Athapaskan chief, and tales of the fortitude of settlers―ordinary people compelled by extraordinary dreams. Coming into the Country unites a vast region of America with one of America's notable literary craftsmen, singularly qualified to do justice to the scale and grandeur of the design.



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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780374126452
 
from Farrar Straus & Giroux (November 1, 1977)
9780374126452 | details & prices | 6.00 × 8.75 × 1.25 in. | 1.40 lbs | List price $30.00
About: An account of a kayak and canoe journey through the Brooks Range wilderness, impressions of urban life and political activity, and portraits of people in the bush make up a study of contemporary Alaska
Paperback
Book cover for 9780374522872 Book cover for 9780553255270
 
The price comparison is for this edition
Reissue edition from Farrar Straus & Giroux (April 1, 1991)
9780374522872 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.25 × 1.25 in. | 1.00 lbs | List price $18.00
About: An account of a kayak and canoe journey through the Brooks Range wilderness, impressions of urban life and political activity, and portraits of people in the bush make up a study of contemporary Alaska
With Abby Burnett | Reissue edition from Bantam Books (December 1, 1978)
9780553255270 | details & prices | List price $4.95
This edition also contains Gone to the Grave: Burial Customs of the Arkansas Ozarks, 1850-1950
About: Coming into the Country is an unforgettable account of Alaska and Alaskans.
Cassette/Spoken Word
With Nancy L. Craig (other contributor) | from Random House (July 1, 1991)
9780394584119 | details & prices | 4.50 × 7.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $16.00
This edition also contains Mobile DNA
About: Coming into the Country is an unforgettable account of Alaska and Alaskans.
Prebinding
Book cover for 9780613133999
 
from Turtleback Books (October 1, 2001)
9780613133999 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.25 × 1.25 in. | 1.35 lbs | List price $29.40
About: An account of a kayak and canoe journey through the Brooks Range wilderness, impressions of urban life and political activity, and portraits of people in the bush make up a study of contemporary Alaska

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