Desert Solitaire
  • Author : Edward Abbey
  • Release Date : 21 August 2011
  • Publisher : RosettaBooks
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 354
  • ISBN 13 : 9780795317484
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Book Description: This memoir of life in the American desert by the author of The Monkey Wrench Gang is a nature writing classic on par with Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring. In Desert Solitaire, Edward Abbey recounts his many escapades, adventures, and epiphanies as an Arches National Park ranger outside Moab, Utah. Brimming with arresting insights, impassioned arguments for wilderness conservation, and a raconteur’s wit, it is one of Abbey’s most critically acclaimed works. Through stories and philosophical musings, Abbey reflects on the condition of our remaining wilderness, the future of a civilization, and his own internal struggle with morality. As the world continues its rapid development, Abbey’s cry to maintain the natural beauty of the West remains just as relevant today as when this book first appeared in 1968.

Desert Solitaire

Desert Solitaire

Author : Edward Abbey
Publisher : RosettaBooks
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This memoir of life in the American desert by the author of The Monkey Wrench Gang is a nature writing classic on par with Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring. In Desert Solitaire, Edward Abbey recounts his many escapades, adventures, and epiphanies as an Arches National Park ranger outside Moab, Utah. ...

Desert Solitaire

Desert Solitaire

Author : Edward Abbey
Publisher : University of Arizona Press
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Author : Amy Irvine
Publisher : Torrey House Press
Genre : Nature
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Desert Solitaire

Desert Solitaire

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Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The Monkey Wrench Gang

The Monkey Wrench Gang

Author : Edward Abbey
Publisher : Rosetta Books
Genre : Fiction
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A motley crew of saboteurs wreak outrageous havoc on the corporations destroying America’s Western wilderness in this classic, comic extravaganza. When George Washington Hayduke III returns home from war in the jungles of Southeast Asia, he finds the unspoiled West he once knew has been transformed. The pristine lands ...

Hayduke Lives

Hayduke Lives

Author : Edward Abbey
Publisher : Rosetta Books
Genre : Fiction
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“Abbey’s latter-day Luddites, introduced in his novel The Monkey Wrench Gang, are back—and not a moment too soon” (The New York Times). George Washington Hayduke III, ex-Green Beret, was last seen clinging to a rock face in the wilds of Utah as an armed posse hunted him down ...

This Land

This Land

Author : Christopher Ketcham
Publisher : Penguin
Genre : History
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“A big, bold book about public lands . . . The Desert Solitaire of our time.” —Outside A hard-hitting look at the battle now raging over the fate of the public lands in the American West--and a plea for the protection of these last wild places The public lands of the western United ...

Abbey s Road

Abbey s Road

Author : Edward Abbey
Publisher : Peter Smith Pub Incorporated
Genre : Literary Collections
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Desert Oracle

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Author : Ken Layne
Publisher : MCD
Genre : Nature
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The cult-y pocket-size field guide to the strange and intriguing secrets of the Mojave—its myths and legends, outcasts and oddballs, flora, fauna, and UFOs—becomes the definitive, oracular book of the desert For the past five years, Desert Oracle has existed as a quasi-mythical, quarterly periodical available to the ...

Bedrock and Paradox

Bedrock and Paradox

Author : David M. Pozza
Publisher : Peter Lang
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The Best of Edward Abbey

The Best of Edward Abbey

Author : Edward Abbey
Publisher : Rosetta Books
Genre : Fiction
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A mix of fiction and essays by the author described as “the Thoreau of the American West” (Larry McMurtry, The Washington Post). Edward Abbey himself compiled this volume representing some of his greatest work—including selections from such novels as The Monkey Wrench Gang, The Brave Cowboy, and Black Sun, ...

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Author : Edward Abbey
Publisher : Rosetta Books
Genre : Fiction
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A cowboy takes on the forces of twentieth century tyranny in a tale by “the Thoreau of the American West” that became the classic film Lonely Are the Brave (Larry McMurtry, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Lonesome Dove). A rugged individualist and sometime ranch hand, Jack Burns has no love ...

Fire on the Mountain

Fire on the Mountain

Author : Edward Abbey
Publisher : Rosetta Books
Genre : Fiction
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A New Mexico man faces off against the government in a battle over his land in this novel by the author of Desert Solitaire. After nine months away at school, Billy Vogelin Starr returns home to his beloved New Mexico—only to find his grandfather in a standoff with the ...

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Author : James Bishop
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Through Abbey's own writings and personal papers, as well as interviews with friends and acquaintances, Bishop gives us a penetrating, compelling, no-holds-barred view of tile life and accomplishments of this controversial figure....