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  • Coming into the Country

    By John McPhee

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780374522872
    • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    • Published: April 1991
    In the course of this account of Alaska and Alaskans, readers are acquainted with the lore and techniques of placer mining, the habits and legends of the barren-ground grizzly, the outlook of a young Athapaskan chief, and tales of the fortitude of settlers. 438p. Pap.
  • Heirs of General Practice

    By John McPhee

    Our Price: $14.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780374519742
    • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    • Published: April 1986
  • In Suspect Terrain

    By John McPhee

    Our Price: $17.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780374517946
    • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    • Published: January 1984
    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 there; a modern collision of ideas about the origins of the mountain range; and in contrast, a century-old collision of ideas about the existence of the Ice Age. 210p.
  • Irons in the Fire

    By John McPhee

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780374525453
    • Publisher: The Noonday Press / Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    • Published: April 1998
    The book begins with the title essay and a trip to Nevada, where, in the company of a brand inspector, the author discovers that cattle rustling is not just history. 'McPhee writes at the top of his form.' 216p.
  • La Place de la Concorde Suisse

    By John McPhee

    Our Price: $8.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780374519322
    • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    • Published: April 1994
    A portrait of Switzerland within the frame of its militia, full of wit and deft characterization. 150p. Pap.
  • Looking for a Ship

    By John McPhee

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780374190774
    • Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux
    • Published: September 1990
    The intrepid essayist joins a sailor in search of a ship's crew to join, exploring the rapidly shrinking world of the U.S. Merchant Marine. A thoughtful look at a fading trade by the master of the thoughtful look. 242p.
  • Oranges

    By John McPhee

    Our Price: $14.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780374512972
    • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    • Published: 2000
    A classic of reportage, ORANGES was first conceived as a magazine article, and is to this day, perhaps, the last word on the subject. McPhee writes about the botany, history, and industry of oranges. First spoken of in 500 B.C. and atrributed to Confucius, oranges developed in Southeast Asia, subsequently spreading throughout the world with a timing closely parallel to the spread of Western civilization. It was Columbus himself who brought the first orange seeds to the New Yorld. Botanically, oranges are spectuacularly complicated. McPhee's astonishing book has an almost narrative progression, is immensely readable, and is frequently amusing. The book, in a sense, is a tapestry of oranges, too: Louis XIV hung tapestries of oranges in the halls of Versailles because oranges and orange trees werre the symbols of his nature and his reign; in the modern Caribbean, people split oranges and clean floors with them, one half in each hand. An altogether delicious book! 149p.
  • Pieces of the Frame

    By John McPhee

    Our Price: $25.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789111653534
    • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    • Published: 1975
    (1975). 8vo. 1st edition. Foxing to edges of textblock. P.o. name to f.f.e.p. with offsetting to rear endpapers. Wear to d.j. with bookseller sticker to rear d.j. panel. Pieces of tape to edges of d.j. VG/VG.
  • Pieces of the Frame

    By John McPhee

    Our Price: $20.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780374514983
    • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    • Published: 1987
    The nine artful pieces collected in this volume range from a picaresque journey along the boundary between man and nature in the company of two guides with a practiced, shrewd knowledge of both sides of the line to the highaltitude and higher stakes of Ruidoso Downs in New Mexico, where a small-time Arkansas horseman attempts to win the world's richest horse race. 308p. Pap.
  • Rising from the Plains

    By John McPhee

    Our Price: $6.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780374520656
    • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    • Published: November 1987
    Sometimes it is said of geologists that they reflect in their professional styles the sort of country in which they grew up. Nowhere could that be truer than in the life of a geologist born in the center of Wyoming and raised on an isolated ranch. This is the story of that ranch, soon after the turn of the 19th/20th century, and of the geologist who grew up there, at home with the composition of the high country in the way that someone growing up in a coastal harbor would be at home with the vagaries of the sea. 198p.
  • Rising from the Plains

    By John McPhee

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780374250829
    • Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux
    • Published: November 1986
    Blending history and geology, this narrative examines the influence of early surroundings on a geologist's choice of field and specialty and describes the terrain of the Wyoming plains
  • The Deltoid Pumpkin Seed

    By John McPhee

    Our Price: $17.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780374516352
    • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    • Published: 1990
    Briefly unfolds the history of the experimental aircraft known as the deltoid Aereon and examines the problems and challenges faced by the individuals committed to the project
  • The Founding Fish

    By John McPhee

    Our Price: $8.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780374528836
    • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    • Published: September 2003
    Lauded as 'a fishing classic' upon its publication in hardcover, 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 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 Washington and Henry David Thoreau. He fishes with famous ichthyologists and visits their laboratories; he takes instruction in the making of shad darts from a master of the art; and he cooks shad in a variety of ways, delectably explained at the end of the book. Mostly, though, McPhee goes fishing for shad in various North American rivers. 358p.
  • The Headmaster: Frank L. Boyden, of Deerfield

    By John McPhee

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780374168605
    • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    • Published: November 1966
    First published in 1966 by The New Yorker. Starting in 1902 with a small country school that had an enrollment of fourteen, Frank Boyden built an academy that has long since taken its place on the level of Andover and Exeter. The energy he used to develop and discipline the Deerfield Class of 1903 he applied with no less vigor to the Deerfield Class of 1966. An original figure in the story of American education fully realized in this well-rounded portrait by John McPhee. Illustrated, b&w photographs. 149p.
  • The Survival of the Bark Canoe

    By John McPhee

    Our Price: $14.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780374516932
    • Publisher: The Noonday Press / Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    • Published: May 1982
    A double account of the evolution of the birch-bark canoe and of the author's one-hundred-and-fifty-mile canoe trip through the Maine woods with New Hampshire's Henri Vaillancourt, who continues to make canoes in the traditional Indian way

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