A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail

Author(s): Bill Bryson; David Fuller Cook (Illustrator)

Travel

A classic from the New York Times bestselling author of A Short History of Nearly Everything and The Body.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. The AT offers an astonishing landscape of silent forests and sparkling lakes--and to a writer with the comic genius of Bill Bryson, it also provides endless opportunities to witness the majestic silliness of his fellow human beings. For a start there's the gloriously out-of-shape Stephen Katz, a buddy from Iowa along for the walk. Despite Katz's overwhelming desire to find cozy restaurants, he and Bryson eventually settle into their stride, and while on the trail they meet a bizarre assortment of hilarious characters. But A Walk in the Woods is more than just a laugh-out-loud hike. Bryson's acute eye is a wise witness to this beautiful but fragile trail, and as he tells its fascinating history, he makes a moving plea for the conservation of America's last great wilderness. An adventure, a comedy, and a celebration, A Walk in the Woods has become a modern classic of travel literature.


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780385408165
  • : Transworld Publishers Limited
  • : Doubleday UK
  • : November 1997
  • : ---length:- '23'width:- '16'units:- Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : very good
  • : 320
  • : Bill Bryson; David Fuller Cook (Illustrator)
  • : Hardback