A Walk in the Woods


Author: Bill Bryson
Publisher: Anchor Canada
ISBN: 0385674546
Category: Travel
Page: 304
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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.

A Walk in the Woods


Author: Bill Bryson,David Cook
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0552997021
Category: Appalachian Trail
Page: 349
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The longest continuous footpath in the world, the Appalachian Trail stretches along the East Coast of the United States, from Georgia to Maine, through some of the most arresting and celebrated landscapes in America. At the age of forty-four, in the company of his friend Stephen Katz (last seen in the bestselling Neither Here nor There), Bill Bryson set off to hike through the vast tangled woods which have been frightening sensible people for three hundred years. 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

Into the Field Guide
Author: Emily Laber-Warren
Publisher: Downtown Bookworks
ISBN: 9781935703235
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 112
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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.

A Walk In The Wood

Meditations on Mindfulness with a Bear Named Pooh
Author: Joseph Parent,Nancy Parent
Publisher: Disney Electronic Content
ISBN: 1368027687
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: N.A
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Part inspiration, part information narrative for our story is based on walking meditation, also known as mindful walking; an active practice that requires you to be consciously aware and moving in the environment rather than sitting with your eyes closed. Just as The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, Marie Kondo's mega-selling book (over 4 million copies sold worldwide) provides readers with a life/spiritual philosophy embedded in the how-to of minimalism (with practical tips for de-cluttering of one's home), A Walk in the Wood provides a narrative grounded in the simple act of slowing down, observing what is around us, and being present. Appealing to adults who are actively searching ways to join the JOMO movement (Joy of Missing Out and being content just "being"), A Walk in the Wood also makes for a perfect gift for stressed-out family members and friends.

A Walk Through the Woods


Author: Helen Musselwhite
Publisher: Red Shed
ISBN: 9781405284875
Category: Forests and forestry
Page: 20
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The forest is calling me with a woodwind song . . . The branches wave a green, friendly greeting. This way? That way? The flowers light a path for me! Wander through the woods, where wildlife and plants are waiting to be discovered in this immersive and magical paper-cut world. Helen Musselwhite's intricate and beautifully crafted paper scenes are accompanied by Louise Greig's lyrical voice in this magical walk through the woods. An enchanting story which is also a beautiful work of art and a fantastic gift to treasure and share.

A Walk in the Woods


Author: Lee Blessing
Publisher: Oberon Books
ISBN: 1849437424
Category: Drama
Page: 96
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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.

A Walk in the Woods

The Art of Paramjit Singh
Author: Ella Datta
Publisher: Yoda Press
ISBN: 9788190227285
Category: Landscape in art
Page: 111
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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

A Walk in the Woods Coloring Book


Author: Dot Barlowe
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486426440
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
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Take an entertaining and educational tour of the four seasons and observe the many delightful mysteries of nature. Perfect for colorists of all ages. Captions.

A Walk in the Forest


Author: Maria Dek
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1616896140
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 48
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A Walk in the Forest is a stunning invitation to discover the woods as a place for both imaginative play and contemplation: collect pinecones, feathers, or stones; follow the tracks of a deer; or listen to the chirping of birds and the whisper of trees. Build a shelter and play hide-and-seek. Pretend the woods are a jungle, or shout out loud to stir up the birds! The forest comes alive in all its mysterious glory in Maria Dek's charming watercolor images and poetic text.

One Summer

America, 1927
Author: Bill Bryson
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0385537824
Category: History
Page: 528
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A Chicago Tribune Noteworthy Book A GoodReads Reader's Choice In One Summer Bill Bryson, one of our greatest and most beloved nonfiction writers, transports readers on a journey back to one amazing season in American life. The summer of 1927 began with one of the signature events of the twentieth century: on May 21, 1927, Charles Lindbergh became the first man to cross the Atlantic by plane nonstop, and when he landed in Le Bourget airfield near Paris, he ignited an explosion of worldwide rapture and instantly became the most famous person on the planet. Meanwhile, the titanically talented Babe Ruth was beginning his assault on the home run record, which would culminate on September 30 with his sixtieth blast, one of the most resonant and durable records in sports history. In between those dates a Queens housewife named Ruth Snyder and her corset-salesman lover garroted her husband, leading to a murder trial that became a huge tabloid sensation. Alvin “Shipwreck” Kelly sat atop a flagpole in Newark, New Jersey, for twelve days—a new record. The American South was clobbered by unprecedented rain and by flooding of the Mississippi basin, a great human disaster, the relief efforts for which were guided by the uncannily able and insufferably pompous Herbert Hoover. Calvin Coolidge interrupted an already leisurely presidency for an even more relaxing three-month vacation in the Black Hills of South Dakota. The gangster Al Capone tightened his grip on the illegal booze business through a gaudy and murderous reign of terror and municipal corruption. The first true “talking picture,” Al Jolson’s The Jazz Singer, was filmed and forever changed the motion picture industry. The four most powerful central bankers on earth met in secret session on a Long Island estate and made a fateful decision that virtually guaranteed a future crash and depression. All this and much, much more transpired in that epochal summer of 1927, and Bill Bryson captures its outsized personalities, exciting events, and occasional just plain weirdness with his trademark vividness, eye for telling detail, and delicious humor. In that year America stepped out onto the world stage as the main event, and One Summer transforms it all into narrative nonfiction of the highest order. From the Hardcover edition.

A Walk Through the Woods

A Poetic Journey
Author: Regineld Shelton
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1524505323
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 24
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This story is an attempt to touch the pulse of todays 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? Todays parents dont 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.

A Walk in the Woods

Exploring Britain's Greatest Woodland
Author: Archie Miles
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780711229570
Category: Forests and forestry
Page: 208
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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.

The Road to Little Dribbling

Adventures of an American in Britain
Author: Bill Bryson
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0385539290
Category: Travel
Page: 400
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A loving and hilarious—if occasionally spiky—valentine to Bill Bryson’s adopted country, Great Britain. Prepare for total joy and multiple episodes of unseemly laughter. Twenty years ago, Bill Bryson went on a trip around Britain to discover and celebrate that green and pleasant land. The result was Notes from a Small Island, a true classic and one of the bestselling travel books ever written. Now he has traveled about Britain again, by bus and train and rental car and on foot, to see what has changed—and what hasn’t. Following (but not too closely) a route he dubs the Bryson Line, from Bognor Regis in the south to Cape Wrath in the north, by way of places few travelers ever get to at all, Bryson rediscovers the wondrously beautiful, magnificently eccentric, endearingly singular country that he both celebrates and, when called for, twits. With his matchless instinct for the funniest and quirkiest and his unerring eye for the idiotic, the bewildering, the appealing, and the ridiculous, he offers acute and perceptive insights into all that is best and worst about Britain today. Nothing is more entertaining than Bill Bryson on the road—and on a tear. The Road to Little Dribbling reaffirms his stature as a master of the travel narrative—and a really, really funny guy. From the Hardcover edition.

A Walk In The Woods


Author: Kirra Pierce
Publisher: Loose Id
ISBN: 159632483X
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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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.

A Walk in the Woods with Poppy


Author: Mary Farrall Hannah
Publisher: PageFree Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 9781589613140
Category:
Page: 116
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This fun and unique story is about a Grandfather, called Poppy, and his "Safety First" approach to teaching deer hunting basics to his grandchildren. All the while he actually teaches important life lessons that will leave a lasting impression on the minds of all who read this book.

In a Sunburned Country


Author: Bill Bryson
Publisher: Anchor Canada
ISBN: 0385674538
Category: Travel
Page: 376
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Deliciously funny, fact-filled and adventurous, In a Sunburned Country takes us on a grand tour of Australia. It's a place where interesting things happen all the time, from a Prime Minister lost — yes, lost — while swimming at sea, to Japanese cult members who may (entirely unnoticed) have set off an atomic bomb on their 500,000 acre property in the great western desert. Australia is the only island that is also a continent, and the only continent that is also a country. Its aboriginal people, a remote and mysterious race with a tragic history, have made it their home for millennia. And despite the fact that it is the most desiccated, infertile and climatically aggressive of all inhabited continents, it teems with life. In fact, Australia has more things that can kill you in extremely nasty ways than anywhere else: sharks, crocodiles, the planet's ten most deadly poisonous snakes, fluffy yet toxic caterpillars, sea shells that actually attack you, and the unbelievable box jellyfish (don't ask). The dangerous riptides of the sea and the sun-baked wastes of the outback both lie in wait for the unwary. Australia is an immense and fortunate land, and it has found in Bill Bryson its perfect guide. In a Sunburned Country offers the best of all possible introductions to what may well be the best of all possible nations. Even with those jellyfish. From the Trade Paperback edition.

A Walk in the Woods


Author: Caroline Arnold,Freya Tanz,Bonnie Brook
Publisher: Silver Pr
ISBN: 9780671686611
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
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Describes some of the plants and animals that live in the forest and how the forest changes with each new season.

Awol on the Appalachian Trail


Author: David Miller
Publisher: Wingspan Press
ISBN: 1595940561
Category: Nature
Page: 222
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A 41-year-old engineer quits his job to hike the Appalachian Trail. This is a true account of his hike from Georgia to Maine, bringing to the reader the life of the towns and the people he meets along the way.