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Description - The Second John McPhee Reader by John McPhee

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

ISBN: 9780374524630
ISBN-10: 0374524637
Format: Paperback / softback
(208mm x 140mm x 30mm)
Imprint: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publish Date: 28-Feb-1996
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - John McPhee

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.

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