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In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.

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Lee Blessing

Set in the midst of the Cold War, Lee Blessing’s powerful and startling play dramatises a stand-off between U.S. and Soviet arms negotiators as they battle for supremacy. Full of tension and humour A Walk in the Woods shows how the relationship between the two experts evolves as they stroll in the woods above Geneva, away from the glare of the negotiating table. But will this escape lead to a true breakthrough or just more posturing? In this revised version of the play, originally performed at Northern Stage, Vermont, and directed by Nicholas Kent, a woman plays the role of the U.S. negotiator.

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Naomi Kleinberg

Elmo and his friends go hiking, exploring the edges of a stream and pond and sitting in a meadow as they learn how to look and listen for clues to the creatures that live in these places. On board pages.

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Bill Bryson

In 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.

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Ella Datta

In Paramjit Singh's resplendent landscapes there is always an air of mystery which haunts and beckons, making the viewer's experience spiritual and full of magic at the same time. The artist's own journey through such magical pathways began in the 1950s New Book

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Seth Jenny

Ever wonder what it would be like to hike 2,174 miles from Georgia to Maine along the world's longest continuously marked footpath? Join "Marathon" as he provides a humorous autobiographical account of a "real" walk in the woods. Anyone who enjoys travel or adventure will love Marathon's story. This book is required reading for any outdoor enthusiast and will certainly assist anyone wanting to plan an Appalachian Trail (AT) section or thru-hike. Live vicariously through this entertaining account, which includes over 350 accompanying pictures. This book is the culmination of 34 articles that were written for the author's hometown newspaper as he thru-hiked the entire AT. All articles were written while still on the trail. Appendices also include the author's daily mileage and location log, his thru-hike equipment list, a suggested AT readings list, and a comprehensive collection of reflective thoughts and suggestions by another AT thru-hiker, "Bonespur."

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Kirra Pierce

Chained to a bed in a locked cell, the Duke's sworn man, Ty waits for moonrise. Infected in an ambush by a Raver, Ty must now learn to see if his mind will snap during his first change to wolf form. And if he goes mad, he will be killed. When Cassandra stops at the local inn for the night, the villagers throw her into the cell with Ty -- a pretty stranger makes a perfect sacrificial offering to test a new werewolf. Life at risk, she leashes his beast with passion. Now, he needs her to help control the animal within until he can reach the aid of the Brethren wolves. Duke Cynbarion hears what's happened to his sworn man and insists on traveling with Ty and Cassandra. He'll do whatever it takes to keep Ty sane and whole. A powerful Duke alone in the woods except for a woman and a man clinging to his sanity? Just what his enemies would like to hear, but then, Cyn excels at keeping secrets -- until Cassandra uncovers and fulfills needs he has long kept hidden. Away from civilization, an enemy waits, and more than Ty's fate will be decided during their Walk in the Woods.

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Linda Strachan

A fiction story with modern rhyme about listening to sounds in the wood. Cross-Curricular: Creative Development. ELG: Recognise and explore how sounds can be changed and recognise repeated sounds and sound patterns.

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Regineld Shelton

This story is an attempt to touch the pulse of today’s boys and girls. They spend countless hours in front of their many different games. Preteens match their skills against the latest games and machines. They use gigabytes to compete in 3-D and virtual media. They attend public, private, parochial, and religious schools where they are required to be inside most of the day. They return home to their games and begin to play. Again they are inside, defeating their games in stride. It makes you wonder if they ever go outside. Children spend so much time inside. How can they feel alive? How do they get in touch with nature other side? Today’s parents don’t want their children out of reach. A ten-year-old boy walking through the woods would be a security breach. I wrote this story to get parents to think. I wrote this story for preteen boys and girls to virtually link.

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Mary Randall

Do you believe in magic and have a zest for adventure? Do you like the idea of the hair on your arms standing straight up? If so you are going to enjoy the many twists, turns, and secrets that Bobby and his friends encounter. Hang on tightly as you experience a stand-off with a gang of thieves, while feeling the action of BMX and Motocross. Get ready, as you make your trek through the mystical land of the forest, valley, river, and caves. You too may catch a glimpse of the unbelievable things that lie beneath. “Sweet!”

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Bill Bryson

A CLASSIC FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF ONE SUMMER 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. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Archie Miles

An illustrated tour of fifty of Britain's greatest woodland walks with specialist tree photographer and writer Archie Miles, published in association with the Woodland Trust. From beech woods, oak woods and pine woods to ancient forest, coastal woodland, ravine woodland and the very best arboreta, A Walk in the Woods ranges over twenty-five different topics and a wide geographical range, and includes encounters with some of Britain's most ancient and characterful trees. Complementing and crowning the series of nine regional woodland walking guides already published by Frances Lincoln, the book includes a Gazetteer with brief descriptive details and access information for the featured sites plus a shortlist of some of the best of the rest. The readable and deeply informed text describes the physical topography of each site, in context with the regional characteristics, incorporating information on vegetation, flora, wildlife habitats (with particular reference to rare, endangered or site specific species), as well as a wealth of social, cultural or industrial history. Spellbinding photographs taken throughout the seasons show the diverse interiors of the woodlands, with a range of views into and out of the woods, placing them in their landscape context. Also included are accompanying images of woodland details - fungi, flowers, wildlife, and historic features.

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Bill Bryson

Traces the author's adventurous trek along the Appalachian Trail past its natural pleasures, human eccentrics, and offbeat comforts

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Emily Laber-Warren

A field guide designed to get kids out and exploring the woods! This unique, simple nature kit gives kids an accessible, engaging introduction to the woods—and the animals, insects, flora, and rocks that a nature walk will most likely reveal. Since the guide focuses on the most popular North American wildlife, kids will feel instantly rewarded when they spot a chipmunk, sugar maple, or monarch butterfly. The portable, fully illustrated, flexibound guide includes tree-climbing tips, a chart for identifying animal droppings, a feature on edible forest finds, and more. It is packaged in a beautiful treasure box with magnetic closure, complete with compartments for kids’ prized discoveries, such as berries, acorns, and pebbles. Tucked into two of the compartments—and visible though the die-cut frame on the treasure box’s cover—are a mesh collecting bag for mess-free gathering and a magnifying jar for close-up observing.

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Bill Bryson

God only knows what possessed Bill Bryson, a reluctant adventurer if ever there was one, to undertake a gruelling hike along the world's longest continuous footpath—The Appalachian Trail. The 2,000-plus-mile trail winds through 14 states, stretching along the east coast of the United States, from Georgia to Maine. It snakes through some of the wildest and most spectacular landscapes in North America, as well as through some of its most poverty-stricken and primitive backwoods areas. With his offbeat sensibility, his eye for the absurd, and his laugh-out-loud sense of humour, Bryson recounts his confrontations with nature at its most uncompromising over his five-month journey. An instant classic, riotously funny, A Walk in the Woods will add a whole new audience to the legions of Bill Bryson fans.