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Product Description: This is a book about people who drive trucks, captain ships, pilot towboats, drive coal trains, and carry lobsters through the air: people who work in freight transportation. John McPhee rides from Atlanta to Tacoma alongside Don Ainsworth, owner and operator of a sixty-five-foot, five-axle, eighteen-wheel chemical tanker carrying hazmats―in Ainsworth's opinion "the world's most beautiful truck," so highly polished you could part your hair while looking at it...read more

Hardcover:

9780786290925 | Large print edition (Thorndike Pr, November 22, 2006), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: What John McPhee's books all have in common is that they are about real people in real places.
9780374280390 | Farrar Straus & Giroux, May 16, 2006, cover price $24.00 | About this edition: McPhee's books are about real people in real places.

Paperback:

9780865477391 | Farrar Straus & Giroux, April 3, 2007, cover price $16.00 | About this edition: This is a book about people who drive trucks, captain ships, pilot towboats, drive coal trains, and carry lobsters through the air: people who work in freight transportation.

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Product Description: When John McPhee met Bill Bradley, both were at the beginning of their careers. A Sense of Where You Are, McPhee's first book, is about Bradley when he was the best basketball player Princeton had ever seen. McPhee delineates for the reader the training and techniques that made Bradley the extraordinary athlete he was, and this part of the book is a blueprint of superlative basketball...read more

Hardcover:

9780374260996 | Farrar Straus & Giroux, July 1, 1999, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: When John McPhee met Bill Bradley, both were at the beginning of their careers.

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Product Description: When John McPhee met Bill Bradley, both were at the beginning of their careers. A Sense of Where You Are, McPhee's first book, is about Bradley when he was the best basketball player Princeton had ever seen. McPhee delineates for the reader the training and techniques that made Bradley the extraordinary athlete he was, and this part of the book is a blueprint of superlative basketball...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

Paperback:

9780374526894 | Farrar Straus & Giroux, June 1, 1999, cover price $16.00 | About this edition: When John McPhee met Bill Bradley, both were at the beginning of their careers.
9780374514853 | Farrar Straus & Giroux, October 1, 1978, cover price $12.00 | also contains Beraten | About this edition: A biography of Bill Bradley, the noted American basketball player

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Product Description: In the 1960s and 1970s, an American professor of Soviet economics forayed on his own in the Soviet Union, bought the work of underground "unofficial" artists, and brought it out himself or arranged to have it illegally shipped to the United States...read more

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9780374246822 | Farrar Straus & Giroux, December 1, 1994, cover price $20.00 | About this edition: Reveals the clandestine activities of an American professor who retrieved eight thousand works of Soviet art by visiting dissident artists in the Soviet Union

Paperback:

9780374524500 | Reprint edition (Farrar Straus & Giroux, January 1, 1998), cover price $12.00 | About this edition: In the 1960s and 1970s, an American professor of Soviet economics forayed on his own in the Soviet Union, bought the work of underground "unofficial" artists, and brought it out himself or arranged to have it illegally shipped to the United States.

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While reviewing the life, interests, and achievements of theoretical physicist Theodore B. Taylor, warns of the possibility of a nuclear catastrophe resulting from the fabrication of atomic bombs by individuals using stolen materials

Hardcover:

9780374133733, titled "The Curve of Binding Energy" | Farrar Straus & Giroux, May 1, 1974, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: Reviews the life, interests, and achievements of the theoretical physicist, emphasizing his work with the atom bomb

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9780374515980, titled "The Curve of Binding Energy" | Reprint edition (Farrar Straus & Giroux, April 1, 1994), cover price $16.00 | About this edition: While reviewing the life, interests, and achievements of theoretical physicist Theodore B.
9780345280008 | Ballantine Books, December 1, 1979, cover price $2.25 | About this edition: Reviews the life, interests, and achievements of the theoretical physicist, emphasizing his work with the atom bomb

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Product Description: "You people come into the market―the Greenmarket, in the open air under the down pouring sun―and you slit the tomatoes with your fingernails. With your thumbs, you excavate the cheese. You choose your stringbeans one at a time. You pulp the nectarines and rape the sweet corn...read more

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9780374163068 | Farrar Straus & Giroux, November 1, 1979, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Writings completed between 1975 and 1979 offer portraits of the farmers who sell their produce in New York City's markets, a Maine river journey that ends in the shadow of a dam, a shootout between two pinball wizards, and an extraordinary chef and his wife

Paperback:

9780374516000 | Reissue edition (Farrar Straus & Giroux, April 1, 1994), cover price $18.00 | About this edition: "You people come into the market―the Greenmarket, in the open air under the down pouring sun―and you slit the tomatoes with your fingernails.

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Product Description: La Place de la Concorde Suisse is John McPhee's rich, journalistic study of the Swiss Army's role in Swiss society. The Swiss Army is so quietly efficient at the art of war that the Isrealis carefully patterned their own military on the Swiss model.

Hardcover:

9780374182410 | Farrar Straus & Giroux, April 1, 1984, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: Examines how a militia of six hundred and fifty thousand civilians, whose eligibility for service lasts until they are in their fifties, can function as a defensive military organization

Paperback:

9780374519322 | Reissue edition (Farrar Straus & Giroux, April 1, 1994), cover price $16.00 | About this edition: La Place de la Concorde Suisse is John McPhee's rich, journalistic study of the Swiss Army's role in Swiss society.

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Recounts a voyage of one of the last great American merchant ships, the 'Stella Lykes,' revealing a wealth of maritime lore as crew members tell stories of their careers on the ocean

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9781560541028 | Large print edition (Thorndike Pr, February 1, 1991), cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Recounts a voyage of one of the last great American merchant ships, the 'Stella Lykes,' revealing a wealth of maritime lore as crew members tell stories of their careers on the ocean
9780374190774 | Farrar Straus & Giroux, September 1, 1990, cover price $18.95 | About this edition: Recounts a voyage of one of the last great American merchant ships, the 'Stella Lykes,' revealing a wealth of maritime lore as crew members tell stories of their careers on the ocean

Paperback:

9780374523190 | Reprint edition (Farrar Straus & Giroux, September 1, 1991), cover price $17.00 | About this edition: Recounts a voyage of one of the last great American merchant ships, the 'Stella Lykes,' revealing a wealth of maritime lore as crew members tell stories of their careers on the ocean

Cassette/Spoken Word:

9780394589183 | Random House, September 1, 1990, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: This is an extraordinary tale of life aboard what may be one of the last American merchant ships.

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Depicts the problems which ensue when a mining engineer, a resort developer, and a civil engineer alternately confront a militant conservationist

Hardcover:

9780374148225 | Farrar Straus & Giroux, June 1, 1971, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: Depicts the problems which ensue when a mining engineer, a resort developer, and a civil engineer alternately confront a militant conservationist

Paperback:

9780374514310 | Reissue edition (Farrar Straus & Giroux, August 1, 1990), cover price $16.00 | About this edition: Depicts the problems which ensue when a mining engineer, a resort developer, and a civil engineer alternately confront a militant conservationist

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McPhee traces the geologic history of the region extending from eastern Utah to eastern California, juxtaposes descriptions of this terrain as it was eons ago with its contemporary features, and examines the plate tectonics revolution

Hardcover:

9780374109141 | Farrar Straus & Giroux, March 1, 1981, cover price $23.00 | About this edition: McPhee traces the geologic history of the region extending from eastern Utah to eastern California, juxtaposes descriptions of this terrain as it was eons ago with its contemporary features, and examines the plate tectonics revolution

Paperback:

9780374516901 | Reissue edition (Farrar Straus & Giroux, April 1, 1982), cover price $16.00 | About this edition: McPhee traces the geologic history of the region extending from eastern Utah to eastern California, juxtaposes descriptions of this terrain as it was eons ago with its contemporary features, and examines the plate tectonics revolution

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Interweaves the botany and history of this citrus fruit, while providing an entertaining discussion of the people and events that have contributed to this industry

Hardcover:

9780374226886 | Farrar Straus & Giroux, June 1, 1967, cover price $20.00 | About this edition: Interweaves the botany and history of this citrus fruit, while providing an entertaining discussion of the people and events that have contributed to this industry

Paperback:

9780374512972 | Reissue edition (Farrar Straus & Giroux, April 1, 1991), cover price $14.00 | About this edition: Interweaves the botany and history of this citrus fruit, while providing an entertaining discussion of the people and events that have contributed to this industry

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Narrates the events surrounding the 1968 championship tennis match at Forest Hills, focusing on the psychological game played by each of the opposing players, Arthur Ashe and Clark Graebner

Hardcover:

9780374185688 | Farrar Straus & Giroux, October 1, 1980, cover price $18.95 | About this edition: Narrates the events surrounding the 1968 championship tennis match at Forest Hills, focusing on the psychological game played by each of the opposing players, Arthur Ashe and Clark Graebner

Paperback:

9780374515263 | Farrar Straus & Giroux, December 1, 1979, cover price $15.00 | About this edition: Narrates the events surrounding the 1968 championship tennis match at Forest Hills, focusing on the psychological game played by each of the opposing players, Arthur Ashe and Clark Graebner

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Product Description: Pieces of the Frame is a gathering of memorable writings by one of the greatest journalists and storytellers of our time. They take the reader from the backwoods roads of Georgia, to the high altitude of Ruidoso Downs in New Mexico; from the social decay of Atlantic City, to Scotland, where a pilgrimage for art's sake leads to a surprising encounter with history on a hilltop with a view of a fifth of the entire country...read more

Hardcover:

9780374232818 | Farrar Straus & Giroux, June 1, 1975, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: Collects eleven of the prolific writer's journalistic essays and stories which reflect his continuing interest in and involvement with conservation, Scotland, sports, and their advocates, residents, and participants

Paperback:

9780374514983 | Farrar Straus & Giroux, May 1, 1979, cover price $20.00 | About this edition: Pieces of the Frame is a gathering of memorable writings by one of the greatest journalists and storytellers of our time.

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