Size: 5-1/2 inches wide by 8-1/4 inches tall
Country of Origin: United States
Publisher: Farrar Straus and Giroux
Author: John McPhee
Irons in the Fire
Irons in the Fire begins with the title essay and a trip to Nevada, where, in the company of a brand inspector, John McPhee discovers that cattle rustling is not just history. People, places, and events as unlikely as a virgin forest in central New Jersey, a blind writer-professor working at his computer, and auction of exotic cars, a forensic geologist on a murder case, a mountain of forty-four million scrap tires in California, and a repair day for Plymouth Rock shape the scenes and substance of the other essays. From first to last, McPhee is at the top of his form, his writing ''full of ideas in force, of attempts at progress, of a world endlessly flexed with promise.''
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1999. ISBN 0-374-52545-5. Soft cover, 5-1/2 inches wide by 8-1/4 inches tall, 216 pages.
One very small nick in dedication page, otherwise near fine.
Under 1 lb.