[LMB] OT: Book rec needed

Harvey Fishman fishman at panix.com
Tue Jan 9 17:10:20 GMT 2018


If you like McPhee you really should subscribe to _The New Yorker_ which he has
written for for more than 50 years. Much of the material in many of his books
appeared there first.

Harvey


On Tue, 9 Jan 2018, Tony Zbaraschuk wrote:

>
> On Tue, January 9, 2018 6:55 am, Stewart Dean wrote:
>> Another Alaska read is McPhee's Coning into the Country. /Everything/
>> McPhee writes is solid gold, engaging,
>> understandable and full of insight...from the history of Switzerland and
>> its self-defense force to story of oranges and orange juice in Fl to birch
>> bark canoes to.....?? He even makes geology interesting with his Basin
>> and Range series about the Great Plains and mountains of America --
>
> Second McPhee -- he is a great writer.  And _Basin and Range_ is one of
> four volumes on the geology of North America.  (_Rising from the Plains_,
> _Assembling California_, and I forget the name of the East Coast one;
> they were all published in an omnibus edition a few years ago with
> additional material.)
>
>
> Tony Z
>
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