The Pine Barrens Author:John McPhee New Jersey's population density, at one-thousand persons per square mile, is the highest in the nation. Yet in South Central New Jersey there is an area of 650,000 acres which has a population of only a few thousand people--the Pine Barrens. John McPhee's portrait of that land and its people os a unique blend of folklore and the natural processe... more »s he found there. "It will be a long time before another book appeals to equal the literary quality and the human compassion of this one. Among books of its type, it could be a classic." --NY Times Book Review« less
McPhee is a classic nature writer and this is one of his better books. From the Ballentine Walden Edition Library it was released about the same time as Diet for a Small Planet, Malabar Farm, and Sand County Almanac. A lost treasure of the early environmental literature of our nation.