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A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Broadway Books
Publication date June 1, 1998
Pages 274
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780767902519
ISBN-10 0767902513
Dimensions 1.25 by 6.25 by 10 in.
Weight 1.10 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $25.00
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Summaries and Reviews
Summary
Published on the seventy-fifth anniversary of the Appalachian Trail, a wry account by the author of The Lost Continent traces an adventurous trek past the trail's natural pleasures, human eccentrics, and offbeat comforts. $150,000 first printing. Tour.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Stretching from Georgia to Maine, the Appalachian Trail offers some of America's most breathtaking scenery. After living for many years in England, Bill Bryson moved back to the United States and decided to reacquaint himself with his country by taking to this uninterrupted "hiker's highway." Before long, Bryson and his infamous walking companion, Stephen Katz, are stocking up on insulated long johns, noodles and manuals for avoiding bear attacks as they prepare to set off on a walk that is both amusingly ill-conceived and surprisingly adventurous. John Muir, Henry David Thoreau, and Peter Jenkins never took a hike like this.

A Walk in the Woods showcases Bryson at the height of his comic powers. Meeting up with characters such as Beulah and her fearsome husband, "Bubba T. Flubba," readers risk snakebite and hantavirus to trudge through swollen rivers, traipse up mountainsteps, and develop a new reverence for cream sodas and hot showers. But Bryson also uses his acute powers of observation to conjure a poignant backdrop of silent forests and sparkling lakes, thereby making a gentle but unforgettable plea for the ecological treasures we are in danger of losing. Fresh, illuminating, and uproariously funny, A Walk in the Woods is travel writing at its very best.

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Hardcover
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Large print edition from Thorndike Pr (August 1, 1998); titled "A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail"
9780786215133 | details & prices | 469 pages | 6.00 × 8.75 × 1.00 in. | 1.30 lbs | List price $29.95
About: Traces the author's adventurous trek along the Appalachian Trail past its natural pleasures, human eccentrics, and offbeat comforts
from Bantam Dell Pub Group (June 30, 1998); titled "A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail"
9789990220322 | details & prices | List price $0.02
The price comparison is for this edition
from Broadway Books (June 1, 1998); titled "A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail"
9780767902519 | details & prices | 274 pages | 6.25 × 10.00 × 1.25 in. | 1.10 lbs | List price $25.00
About: Traces the author's adventurous trek along the Appalachian Trail past its natural pleasures, human eccentrics, and offbeat comforts
With D. H. Fremlin | from Cambridge Univ Pr (October 1, 1984); titled "Consequences of Martin's Axiom"
With G. de Q. Robin | from Cambridge Univ Pr (May 1, 1983); titled "The Climatic Record in Polar Ice Sheets"
9780521250870 | details & prices | List price $59.95
This edition also contains A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail, The Climatic Record in Polar Ice Sheets
About: Originally published in 1983, this multi-author work reviews the then current knowledge of the isotopic and temperature profiles of polar ice sheets.
Paperback
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Mti edition from Anchor Books (August 18, 2015); titled "A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail"
9781101970881 | details & prices | 397 pages | 4.25 × 7.00 × 1.50 in. | 0.44 lbs | List price $7.99
This edition also contains A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail
About: Soon to be a major motion picture starring Robert Redford and Nick Nolte.
Mti edition from Broadway Books (July 28, 2015); titled "A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail"
9781101905494 | details & prices | 276 pages | 5.50 × 8.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $15.99
This edition also contains A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail
About: SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE Back in America after twenty years in Britain, Bill Bryson decided to reacquaint himself with his native country by walking the 2,100-mile Appalachian Trail, which stretches from Georgia to Maine.
Reprint edition from Anchor Books (December 26, 2006); titled "A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail"
9780307279460 | details & prices | 397 pages | 4.25 × 6.75 × 1.25 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $7.99
About: Traces the author's adventurous trek along the Appalachian Trail past its natural pleasures, human eccentrics, and offbeat comforts.
Reprint edition from Broadway Books (June 1, 1999); titled "A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail"
9780767902526 | details & prices | 284 pages | 5.25 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $15.99
About: Traces the author's adventurous trek along the Appalachian Trail past its natural pleasures, human eccentrics, and offbeat comforts
Miscellaneous
from Broadway Books (September 8, 2010); titled "A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail"
9780307717832 | details & prices | List price $15.99
CD/Spoken Word
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Abr mti edition from Random House (July 28, 2015); titled "A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail"
9780147523600 | details & prices | 5.00 × 6.00 × 1.25 in. | 0.34 lbs | List price $30.00
This edition also contains A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail
About: SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE Back in America after twenty years in Britain, Bill Bryson decided to reacquaint himself with his native country by walking the 2,100-mile Appalachian Trail, which stretches from Georgia to Maine.
Cassette/Spoken Word
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from Bantam Audio (June 1, 1998); titled "A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail"
9780553525069 | details & prices | 4.50 × 7.25 × 1.25 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $25.95
About: Traces the author's adventurous trek along the Appalachian Trail past its natural pleasures, human eccentrics, and offbeat comforts.
Prebinding
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from Turtleback Books (March 1, 2001); titled "A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail"
9780613225786 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $28.15
About: Traces the author's adventurous trek along the Appalachian Trail past its natural pleasures, human eccentrics, and offbeat comforts

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