Second John McPhee Reader

ISBN-10: 0374524637

ISBN-13: 9780374524630

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This second volume of The John McPhee Reader includes material from his eleven books published since 1975, including Coming into the Country, Looking for a Ship, The Control of Nature, and the four books on geology that comprise Annals of the Former World.
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Book details

List price: $22.00
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Publication date: 2/28/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

David Remnick is the editor of "The New Yorker". He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1994 for "Lenin's Tomb" & is also the author of "King of the World", about Muhammad Ali; "Resurrection", & "The Devil Problem & Other True Stories". He lives in New York City with his wife & three children.

McPhee was born in Princeton, New Jersey, and 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. That same year he published his first book, A Sense of Where You Are, with FSG, and soon followed with The Headmaster (1966), Oranges (1967), The Pine Barrens (1968), A Roomful of Hovings and Other Profiles (collection, 1969), The Crofter and the Laird (1969), Levels of the Game (1970), Encounters with the Archdruid (1972), The Deltoid Pumpkin Seed (1973), The Curve of Binding Energy (1974), Pieces of the Frame (collection, 1975), and The Survival of the Bark Canoe (1975). Both Encounters with the Archdruid and The Curve of Binding Energy were nominated for National Book Awards in the category of science Since 1977, the year in which McPhee received the Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and The John McPhee Reader and the bestselling Coming into the Country appeared in print, Farrar, Straus and Giroux has published Giving Good Weight (collection, 1979), Basin and Range (1981), In Suspect Terrain (1983), La Place de la Concorde Suisse (1984), Table of Contents (collection, 1985), Rising from the Plains (1986), Heirs of General Practice (in a paperback edition, 1986), The Control of Nature (1989), Looking for a Ship (1990), Assembling California (1993), The Ransom of Russian Art (1994), The Second John McPhee Reader (1996), and Irons in the Fire (1997). Annals of the Former World was published in 1998 and was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1999. McPhee has taught at Princeton as Ferris Professor since 1975.

[With the exception of "Under the Snow," which is here in its entirety, all titles are represented by excerpts.]
Introduction
From Giving Good Weight (A Collection)
"Giving Good Weight"
"Brigade de Cuisine"
From Basin and Range from In Suspect Terrain
From La Place de la Concorde Suisse
From (A Collection)
"Under the Snow"
"Heirs of General Practice"
"North of the C. P. Line"
From Rising from the Plains
From The Control of Nature
From Looking for a Ship
From Assembling California
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