The Pine Barrens

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Product Details

Price
$16.00  $14.72
Publisher
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publish Date
Pages
176
Dimensions
5.4 X 0.6 X 8.2 inches | 0.45 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780374514426

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About the Author

John McPhee was born in Princeton, New Jersey, and was educated at Princeton University and Cambridge University. His writing career began at Time magazine and led to his long association with The New Yorker, where he has been a staff writer since 1965. Also in 1965, he published his first book, A Sense of Where You Are, with Farrar, Straus and Giroux, and in the years since, he has written nearly 30 books, including Oranges (1967), Coming into the Country (1977), The Control of Nature (1989), The Founding Fish (2002), Uncommon Carriers (2007), and Silk Parachute (2011). Encounters with the Archdruid (1972) and The Curve of Binding Energy (1974) were nominated for National Book Awards in the category of science. McPhee received the Award in Literature from the Academy of Arts and Letters in 1977. In 1999, he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Annals of the Former World. He lives in Princeton, New Jersey.

Reviews

"An outstanding reading experience." --Natural History

"Using his fine eye, great ear and good heart" (Newsday), McPhee "tells how this geographic anomaly has come to be, describes its people and their distinctive folklore, and captures something of the dreamlike quality of this incredibly quiet land in the midst of the noisy clutter of mechanical civilization." --Kansas City Star

"It will be a long time before another book appears to equal the literary quality and human compassion of this one." --The New York Times Book Review