293 pages. 1st printing / edition. Hardcover. Fine- in a Near Fine dustjacket. Rear flap of the jacket has a long thin crease. Bright, tight and clean; no names, marks or tears, price intact. ISBN: 0374272417. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
First published in book form 1985, Table of Contents is a collection of eight pieces written by John McPhee between 1981 and 1984. Geographically and thematically, they range from Alaska to New Jersey, describing, for example, the arrival of telephones in a small village near the Arctic Circle and the arrival of wild bears in considerable numbers in New Jersey, swarming in from the Poconos in search of a better life. The essays in this collection, which The New York Times called "pretty close to flawless," offer an excellent introduction to the work of one of our finest writers.
Über den Autor: 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.
Titel: TABLE OF CONTENTS.
Verlag: Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 1985.
Buchbeschreibung Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York, 1985. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. 0374272417 Very good in Very good dust jacket. First Edition. Quality, Value, Experience. Media Shipped in New Boxes. Artikel-Nr. BING8037049