The Pine Barrens

The Pine Barrens

Book - 1968
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Most people think of New Jersey as a suburban industrial corridor 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. [In this book, the author] 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.-Back cover.
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus & Giroux, [1968]
Edition: First paperback edition
ISBN: 9780374514426
0374514429
Branch Call Number: 917.4904 MCPHE
Characteristics: 156 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm

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kariharrison
Apr 13, 2013

An oddly fascinating look at life in a place that I have never been to, but want to go to as a result of this book. McPhee weaves nature, history and people into a type of literary journalism that combines interviews, personal exploration into the Pine Barrens and research. The book is awesome. A must read for nature nuts, history nuts and people who find oddballs and their behavior interesting.

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