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The Resource Desert solitaire : a season in the wilderness, by Edward Abbey ; drawings by Peter Parnall

Desert solitaire : a season in the wilderness, by Edward Abbey ; drawings by Peter Parnall

Label
Desert solitaire : a season in the wilderness
Title
Desert solitaire
Title remainder
a season in the wilderness
Statement of responsibility
by Edward Abbey ; drawings by Peter Parnall
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1927-1989
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Abbey, Edward
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Abbey, Edward
  • Novelists, American
  • Environmentalists
  • Park rangers
  • Desert biology
  • Arches National Park (Utah)
Label
Desert solitaire : a season in the wilderness, by Edward Abbey ; drawings by Peter Parnall
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • " ... Desert solitaire was first published in 1968"--P. [4] of cover
  • "A Touchstone book."
Contents
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 vivions -- Terra incognita: into the maze -- Bedrock and paradox
Control code
20262896
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st Touchstone ed.
Extent
xiv, 269 p.
Isbn
9780671695880
Isbn Type
:
Lccn
89021764
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Desert solitaire : a season in the wilderness, by Edward Abbey ; drawings by Peter Parnall
Publication
Note
  • " ... Desert solitaire was first published in 1968"--P. [4] of cover
  • "A Touchstone book."
Contents
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 vivions -- Terra incognita: into the maze -- Bedrock and paradox
Control code
20262896
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st Touchstone ed.
Extent
xiv, 269 p.
Isbn
9780671695880
Isbn Type
:
Lccn
89021764
Other physical details
ill.

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