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A walk in the woods : the world's funniest travel writer takes a hike

By: Bryson, Bill

Part of the Bryson series
1784161446 / 9781784161446
Paperback
13/08/2015
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United Kingdom
20 cm 337 pages : illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white)
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Reprint. Originally published: London: Doubleday, 1997.

'Short of doing it yourself, the best way of escaping into nature is to read a book like A Walk in the Woods.' New York TimesIn the company of his friend Stephen Katz (last seen in the bestselling Neither Here nor There), Bill Bryson set off to hike the Appalachian Trail, the longest continuous footpath in the world.

Ahead lay almost 2,200 miles of remote mountain wilderness filled with bears, moose, bobcats, rattlesnakes, poisonous plants, disease-bearing tics, the occasional chuckling murderer and - perhaps most alarming of all - people whose favourite pastime is discussing the relative merits of the external-frame backpack. Facing savage weather, merciless insects, unreliable maps and a fickle companion whose profoundest wish was to go to a motel and watch The X-Files, Bryson gamely struggled through the wilderness to achieve a lifetime's ambition - not to die outdoors. A Walk in the Woods is now a major feature film starring Robert Redford, Emma Thompson and Nick Offerman.

BIC:

1KBBE Northeastern & North Atlantic states, WN Natural history, WTL Travel writing

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