Fair. A readable copy only. All pages and the cover are intact, may not include dust jacket. Pages may include considerable notes in pen or have highlighting. Possible ex library copy. May not contain accessories.
Good in Good jacket. Book. 8vo-Between 7 3/4" and 9 3/4" Tall. 260 page book is in good condition with edgewear, rubbed spine ends, some discoloration along page sides, and slight musty smell. DJ is in good condition with edgewear, scuffed/discolored cover, and multiple large tears along upper spine end.
Very Good in Good jacket. 6" x 8 1/2" 260 Page. Orange boards showing some minor soiling and edge wear. Endpaper maps. Dustjacket has light chipping at the top and $6.95 flap price is not clipped. There were small arrows, less than a dozen and few in red on some of the first 25 pages. The remaining pages are flawless. This is the story of a unique college course--a walk. It began with a question. Taylor Morris--English professor at Franklin Pierce College, Rindge, New Hampshire, asked his class one day, Which way do you think you'd learn more: by taking a semester of courses, or by taking a walk? Walk won. And a few months later, having persuaded the college administration to let them go, and the Ford Foundation to give them some money, Morris', his wife, their two eldest children, with seventeen Franklin Pierce College students, and a small truck for the heavy equipment and possible casualties, set off in the general direction of Nova Scotia. The truck was spray-painted with the words: The Walk of the Conscious Ants. The course was entered on the obligatory college records as EN 423, Philosophy of Walking. They walked for forty days. Their aim: Not to climb every mountain peak, nor study leaves, nor birdwatch; not to follow the Appalachian Trail, nor make a study of ew England towns, but to walk. And to learn whatever there was to be learned along the way. The idea was ages old, the basis of any real education, not a knowledge of chemistry or literature, but a knowledge of oneself. They learned a lot about themselves as students, as men and women, as Americans. And about America too, as they walked quietly across New Hampshire, Maine, and Canada, finding themselves the objects of violence, hysteria, and rage, as well as generosity, affection, and admiration. Taylor Morris's sympathetic and impassioned account of The Walk is important both as a report on a fascinating and successful educational experiment, and as a far-reaching comment on the world young Americans are being educated in and for. Taylor Morris has taught at all levels, from kindergarten through college and has founded a bilingual school in MexicoHe has received five grants and two fellowships for his writing. The Walk of the Conscious Ants was so well received that the following year Professor Morris led another group of students on a 50-day, 700-mile walk across Spain, and this year he has just returned from a similar expedition along the Mexican coast.
Fair in Fair jacket. Good minus/Good minus; hardcover, stated first ed; orange cloth-covered boards, sm soil spot back cover, some soil to outer pp. edges and a spot here or there in book; no writing. Pictorial dj has closed tear top fr and fr corner. Fascinating story of a college class which took to the road on a 6-week, 600-mile walk and what they learned.
Knopf; [distributed by Random House], New York
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