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Desert solitaire

Author: Edward Abbey
Publisher: Tucson : University of Arizona Press, ©1988.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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First published in 1968, this account of two summers spent in southeastern Utah's canyonlands is a classic exemplar of American nature writing. The author recounts his stint as a park ranger at Arches National Monument, his love for the natural beauty that surrounded him, and his distaste for the modernizing improvements designed to increase visitation to the park.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Edward Abbey; Edward Abbey; Edward Abbey
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Abbey
ISBN: 0816510571 9780816510573
OCLC Number: 17353644
Description: 255 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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 visions --
Terra incognita: into the maze --
Bedrock and paradox.
Responsibility: Edward Abbey.

Abstract:

First published in 1968, this account of two summers spent in southeastern Utah's canyonlands is a classic exemplar of American nature writing. The author recounts his stint as a park ranger at Arches National Monument, his love for the natural beauty that surrounded him, and his distaste for the modernizing improvements designed to increase visitation to the park.
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