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"This is simply one of my favorite books of all time. Harvey Manning, a devilishly sainted campaigner for the land and a great curmudgeonly wit, makes the best companion you could want for this odd and wondrous walk, this true Thoreauvian saunter. Between all the kipper snacks, high tides, and hellberries, Walking the Beach to Bellingham strides with a fine literary reach, snapping and singing with wonder and whim."

—Robert Michael Pyle, author of Chasing Monarchs: Migrating with the Butterflies of Passage

"Harvey Manning is a life-long outdoorsman whose feelings for the natural world and passion for its preservation have been deeply imprinted upon the American consciousness."

—Jim Whittaker, first American to climb Mount Everest
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