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  • Coming into the Countryby John McPhee

    Daunt Books 2015; US$ 16.99

    ?John McPhee is celebrated in America and all but unknown in this country. The volume I love most is Coming into the Country, an account of Alaska and the Alaskans. His genius is that he can write about anything.? - Robert Macfarlane In this unforgettable and astutely observed travel account, Pulitzer Prize-winner John McPhee journeys into the wild... more...

  • Orangesby John McPhee

    Daunt Books 2016; US$ 9.99

    McPhee is a grand master of narrative non-fiction.' ? Guardian Inspired by the glass of freshly-squeezed juice he bought every day on his morning commute, Pulitzer Prize-winner John McPhee takes us on an idiosyncratic and reŽmarkable journey in search of the world?s most popular fruit. With his trademark style and enchanting wit, he unravels the... more...

  • Annals of the Former Worldby John McPhee

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2000; US$ 16.50

    The Pulitzer Prize-winning view of the continent, across the fortieth parallel and down through 4.6 billion years Twenty years ago, when John McPhee began his journeys back and forth across the United States, he planned to describe a cross section of North America at about the fortieth parallel and, in the process, come to an understanding not only... more...

  • Basin and Rangeby John McPhee

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1982; US$ 12.00

    The first of John McPhee's works in his series on geology and geologists, Basin and Range is a book of journeys through ancient terrains, always in juxtaposition with travels in the modern world?a history of vanished landscapes, enhanced by the histories of people who bring them to light. The title refers to the physiographic province of the United... more...

  • Encounters with the Archdruidby John McPhee

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1977; US$ 12.00

    The narratives in this book are of journeys made in three wildernesses - on a coastal island, in a Western mountain range, and on the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon. The four men portrayed here have different relationships to their environment, and they encounter each other on mountain trails, in forests and rapids, sometimes with reserve, sometimes... more...

  • The Survival of the Bark Canoeby John McPhee

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1982; US$ 12.95

    In Greenville, New Hampshire, a small town in the southern part of the state, Henri Vaillancourt makes birch-bark canoes in the same manner and with the same tools that the Indians used. The Survival of the Bark Canoe is the story of this ancient craft and of a 150-mile trip through the Maine woods in those graceful survivors of a prehistoric technology.... more...

  • Assembling Californiaby John McPhee

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010; US$ 12.75

    At various times in a span of fifteen years, John McPhee made geological field surveys in the company of Eldridge Moores, a tectonicist at the University of California at Davis. The result of these trips is Assembling California, a cross-section in human and geologic time, from Donner Pass in the Sierra Nevada through the golden foothills of the Mother... more...

  • Silk Parachuteby John McPhee

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 11.25

    A WONDROUS NEW BOOK OF MCPHEE'S PROSE PIECES?IN MANY ASPECTS HIS MOST PERSONAL IN FOUR DECADES The brief, brilliant essay "Silk Parachute," which first appeared in The New Yorker a decade ago, has become John McPhee's most anthologized piece of writing. In the nine other pieces here? highly varied in length and theme?McPhee ranges with his... more...

  • Coming into the Countryby John McPhee

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 13.50

    Coming into the Country is an unforgettable account of Alaska and Alaskans. It is a rich tapestry of vivid characters, observed landscapes, and descriptive narrative, in three principal segments that deal, respectively, with a total wilderness, with urban Alaska, and with life in the remoteness of the bush. Readers of McPhee's earlier books will... more...

  • The Ransom of Russian Artby John McPhee

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 11.10

    In the 1960's and 1970's, American professor Norton Dodge 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 shipped illegally to the United States. John McPhee investigates Dodge's clandestine activities in the service of dissident Soviet art, his motives... more...