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Irons In The Fire.

Mcphee, John

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ISBN 10: 0374177260 / ISBN 13: 9780374177263
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1st ed. NY (Farrar Straus Giroux) 1997. Mint in dust wrapper. Bookseller Inventory # 6196

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Title: Irons In The Fire.

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:mint

Edition: 1st Edition

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In this collection John McPhee once agains proves himself as a master observer of all arenas of life as well a powerful and important writer.


Master essayist John McPhee heard about vehicles in Nevada that resemble police cars, but the cop inside was actually a "brand inspector," a lawman charged with tracking cattle rustlers. Ever curious, McPhee left his home in New Jersey for Nevada and spent a few weeks in those cars. The title essay of this collection is, as we've come to expect from McPhee, well-reported and beautifully written. Also included are essays based on McPhee's observations of a stand of virgin forest in the middle of New Jersey, a huge pile of automobile tires in California, and a long and fascinating look at forensic geologists and how stones tell a story.

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