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  • The Pine Barrensby John McPhee; James Graves

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 15.99

    Most people think of New Jersey as a suburban-industrial corridor that runs between New York and Philadelphia. Yet in the low center of the state is a near wilderness, larger than most national parks, which has been known since the seventeenth century as the Pine Barrens. The term refers to the predominant trees in the vast forests that cover the... more...

  • Uncommon Carriersby John McPhee

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2006; US$ 16.99

    What John McPhee's books all have in common is that they are about real people in real places. Here, at his adventurous best, he is out and about with people who work in freight transportation.   Over the past eight years, John McPhee has spent considerable time in the company of people who work in freight transportation. Uncommon Carriers... more...

  • The Founding Fishby John McPhee

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2003; US$ 17.99

    John McPhee's twenty-sixth book is a braid of personal history, natural history, and American history, in descending order of volume. Each spring, American shad-Alosa sapidissima-leave the ocean in hundreds of thousands and run heroic distances upriver to spawn. McPhee--a shad fisherman himself--recounts the shad's cameo role in the lives of George... more...

  • Silk Parachuteby John McPhee

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 15.99

    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$ 18.99

    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...

  • In Suspect Terrainby John McPhee

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 17.99

    From the outwash plains of Brooklyn to Indiana's drifted diamonds and gold, John McPhee's In Suspect Terrain is a narrative of the earth, told in four sections of equal length, each in a different way reflecting the three others-- a biography; a set piece about a fragment of Appalachian landscape in illuminating counterpoint to the human history... more...

  • A Sense of Where You Areby John McPhee

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) 1999; US$ 16.99

    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... more...

  • Irons in the Fireby John McPhee

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 18.99

    In this collection John McPhee once agains proves himself as a master observer of all arenas of life as well a powerful and important writer. more...

  • The Ransom of Russian Artby John McPhee

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 12.99

    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...

  • Rising from the Plainsby John McPhee

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 16.99

    Bestselling author McPhee takes us on another exciting geological excursion with this engaging account of life--past and present--in the high plains of Wyoming. more...