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A walk in the woods: [rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail]

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Returning to the United States after 20 years in England, Bill Bryson decided to reacquaint himself with his mother country by walking the 2,100-mile Appalachian Trail. Known affectionately as the AT, it offers an astonishing landscape of silent forests and sparkling lakes. But for Bryson it also offered an opportunity for humor and irony as he learned the trail's hard lessons about self-reliance. He persuaded his friend Stephen Katz to join him for weeks and months on the trail.
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Full title walk in the woods rediscovering america on the appalachian trail
Author bryson bill
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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.

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subject_facet Appalachian Trail -- Description and travel, Audiobooks, Bryson, Bill -- Journeys -- Appalachian Trail, Bryson, Bill -- Travel -- Appalachian Trail, Downloadable audio books, Natural history -- Appalachian Trail
title_display A walk in the woods : rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail
title_full A Walk in the Woods Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail, A walk in the woods : rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail / Bill Bryson, A walk in the woods [electronic resource] / Bill Bryson, A walk in the woods [sound recording] : [rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail] / by Bill Bryson
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