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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
Summary
An account of the author's experiences, observations, and reflections as a seasonal park ranger in southeast Utah
Tone
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
210591
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 813/.54
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3551.B2
LC item number
Z463 1990
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a season in the wilderness
Label
Desert solitaire : a season in the wilderness, by Edward Abbey ; drawings by Peter Parnall
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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
214482
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st Touchstone ed.
Extent
xiv, 269 p.
Isbn
9780671695880
Lccn
89021764
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm20262896
  • (OCoLC)20262896
Label
Desert solitaire : a season in the wilderness, by Edward Abbey ; drawings by Peter Parnall
Link
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
214482
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st Touchstone ed.
Extent
xiv, 269 p.
Isbn
9780671695880
Lccn
89021764
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm20262896
  • (OCoLC)20262896

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