Desert solitaire: a season in the wilderness

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When Desert Solitaire was first published in 1968, it became the focus of a nationwide cult. Rude and sensitive. Thought-provoking and mystical. Angry and loving. Both Abbey and this book are all of these and more. Here, the legendary author of The Monkey Wrench Gang, Abbey's Road, and many other critically acclaimed books vividly captures the essence of his life during three seasons as a park ranger in southeastern Utah. This is a rare view of a quest to experience nature in its purest form-the silence, the struggle, the overwhelming beauty. But this is also the gripping, anguished cry of a man of character who challenges the growing exploitation of the wilderness by oil and mining interests, as well as by the tourist industry.Abbey's observations and challenges remain as relevant now as the day he wrote them. Today, Desert Solitaire asks if any of our incalculable natural treasures can be saved before the bulldozers strike again.
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145262576
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display_description When Desert Solitaire was first published in 1968, it became the focus of a nationwide cult. Rude and sensitive. Thought-provoking and mystical. Angry and loving. Both Abbey and this book are all of these and more. Here, the legendary author of The Monkey Wrench Gang, Abbey's Road, and many other critically acclaimed books vividly captures the essence of his life during three seasons as a park ranger in southeastern Utah. This is a rare view of a quest to experience nature in its purest form-the silence, the struggle, the overwhelming beauty. But this is also the gripping, anguished cry of a man of character who challenges the growing exploitation of the wilderness by oil and mining interests, as well as by the tourist industry.Abbey's observations and challenges remain as relevant now as the day he wrote them. Today, Desert Solitaire asks if any of our incalculable natural treasures can be saved before the bulldozers strike again.
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subject_facet Abbey, Edward, -- 1927-1989, Arches National Park (Utah), BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Environmentalists & Naturalists, Desert biology -- Utah -- Arches National Park, Environmentalists -- United States -- Biography, NATURE / Ecosystems & Habitats / Deserts, NATURE / Essays, Novelists, American -- 20th century -- Biography, Park rangers -- United States -- Biography
table_of_contents Author's Introduction -- The First Morning -- Solitaire -- The Serpents of Paradise -- Cliffrose and Bayonets -- Polemic: Industrial Tourism and The National Parks -- Rocks -- Cowboys and Indians -- Cowboys and Indians: Part II -- Water -- The Heat of Noon: Rock and Tree and Cloud -- The Moon-Eyed Horse -- Down the River -- Havasu -- The Dead Man at Grandview Point -- Tukuhnikivats, the Island in the Desert -- Episodes and Visions -- Terra Incognita: Into the Maze -- Bedrock and Paradox.
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title Desert solitaire : a season in the wilderness
title_display Desert solitaire : a season in the wilderness
title_full Desert solitaire : a season in the wilderness / Edward Abbey, Desert solitaire : a season in the wilderness [electronic resource] / Edward Abbey
title_short Desert solitaire :
title_sort desert solitaire a season in the wilderness
title_sub a season in the wilderness
topic Abbey, Edward, 1927-1989, Arches National Park (Utah), BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Environmentalists & Naturalists, Desert biology Utah Arches National Park, Environmentalists United States Biography, NATURE / Ecosystems & Habitats / Deserts, NATURE / Essays, Novelists, American 20th century Biography, Park rangers United States Biography
topic_facet Abbey, Edward, Desert biology, Environmentalists, Novelists, American, Park rangers