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By Bill Bryson

ISBN-10: 0307717836

ISBN-13: 9780307717832

Again in the US after 20 years in Britain, invoice Bryson determined to reacquaint himself together with his local kingdom through jogging the 2,100-mile Appalachian path, which stretches from Georgia to Maine. The AT bargains an excellent panorama of silent forests and gleaming lakes--and to a author with the comedian genius of invoice Bryson, it additionally presents unending possibilities to witness the majestic silliness of his fellow human beings.

For a commence there's the gloriously out-of-shape Stephen Katz, a blood brother from Iowa alongside for the stroll. regardless of Katz's overwhelming wish to locate comfortable eating places, he and Bryson finally settle into their stride, and whereas at the path they meet a weird and wonderful collection of hilarious characters. yet A stroll within the Woods is greater than only a laugh-out-loud hike. Bryson's acute eye is a smart witness to this pretty yet fragile path, and as he tells its attention-grabbing heritage, he makes a relocating plea for the conservation of America's final nice desolate tract. An experience, a comedy, and a party, A stroll within the Woods is destined to turn into a latest vintage of go back and forth literature.

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Cui Fortuna ipsa cedit to whom fortune herself yields (Cicero) cuilibet in arte sua perito credendum est cui malo? cui placet obliviscitur, cui dolet meminit every skilled man is to be trusted in his own art whom will it harm? cuique suum to each his own cuius cuius regio eius religio of which he who owns the region, his is the religion of any that you please it is natural for any man to make a mistake (Cicero) we forget our pleasures, we remember our sufferings (Cicero) cuius libet cuius vis hominis est errare culpa culpae poenae par esto fault let the punishment fit the crime culpa lata culpa levis gross negligence ordinary negligence 52 LATIN PHRASES AND QUOTATIONS culpam poena premit comes punishment presses hard upon the heels of crime (Horace with with good favor with a grain of salt cum cum bona venia cum grano salis cum laude with praise; with distinction cum multis aliis with many others cum notis variorum with the notes of various critics with the burden (of proving a charge) cum onere cum privilegio with privilege; an authorized edition when they are silent, they cry out (Cicero) a wedge drives a wedge a man can be cured of his lust, but a fool can never be cured of his greed cum tacent clamant cuneus cuneum trudit cupiditas ex homine, cupido ex stulto numquam tollitur cupido dominandi cunctis adfectibus flagrentior est the lust for power inflames the heart more than any other passion (Tacitus) curae leves loquuntur, ingentes stupent cura facit canos slight griefs talk, great ones are speechless care brings gray hairs why should fear seize the limbs before the trumpet sounds?

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