A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail is a 1998 book by travel writer Bill Bryson, describing his attempt to walk the Appalachian Trail with his friend Stephen Katz.Ahead lay almost 2,200 miles of remote mountain wilderness filled with bears, moose, bobcats, rattlesnakes, poisonous plants, disease-bearing tics, the occasional chuckling murderer and - perhaps most alarming of all - people whose favourite pastime is discussing the relative merits of the external-frame backpack. Facing savage weather, merciless insects, unreliable maps and a fickle companion whose profoundest wish was to go to a motel and watch The X-Files, Bryson gamely struggled through the wilderness to achieve a lifetime`s ambition - not to die outdoors. The book is written in a humorous style, interspersed with more serious discussions of matters relating to the trail's history, and the surrounding sociology, ecology, trees, plants, animals and people.
First Edition Identification and Notes
Broadway Books published a First Printing, First Edition in New York, 1998. The hardcover is characterized by tan and green cover over boards with gold lettering and design on the spine. Green inside covers, front and back. Blind stamp insignia of the publisher on the upper right corner of the front board.
Doubleday published a First Edition Canadian hardcover in Toronto, 1999.
Doubleday published a First Edition hardcover in London, 2000.
Other Collectible or Notable Editions
Black Swan published a First Edition softcover in London, 2015.