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The Monkey Wrench Gang (P.S.)

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ISBN13: 9780061129766
ISBN10: 0061129763
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He's often compared to Thoreau, and one of his mottos was taken from Emerson: "resist much, obey little." While Abbey has much in common with the forefathers of environmental conservation, he certainly took it a few giant steps further. Abbey and his Monkey Wrench Gang are often credited with germination the seeds of the eco-sabotage movement (including Earth First!). This is the story of four rugged individuals in the American West, witnesses to the destruction of a pristine landscape, who will do whatever it takes to halt the devouring mechanism that is corporate and governmental greed. This uproarious and cleverly written classic will, in turns, make you seethe with anger, hold your breath in anticipation, and laugh out loud. In more ways than one, it's a truly incendiary tale.
Recommended by Jeremy, Powells.com

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Ex-Green Beret George Hayduke has returned from war to find his beloved southwestern desert threatened by industrial development. Joining with Bronx exile and feminist saboteur Bonnie Abzug, wilderness guide and outcast Mormon Seldom Seen Smith, and libertarian billboard torcher Doc Sarvis, M.D., Hayduke is ready to fight the power—taking on the strip miners, clear-cutters, and the highway, dam, and bridge builders who are threatening the natural habitat. The Monkey Wrench Gang is on the move—and peaceful coexistence be damned!

Synopsis:

Four irate rebels join forces to wage war on the stripminers, clear-cutters, and the highway and dam and bridge builders who are turning their natural habitat into a wasteland. A new Introduction by historian Brinkley puts this enduring cult classic in perspective by placing it at the forefront of an important historical movement.

About the Author

Edward Abbey spent most of his life in the American Southwest. The author of numerous works of fiction and nonfiction, including the much celebrated Desert Solitaire, which decried the waste of America's wilderness, Abbey was one of the country's foremost defenders of the natural environment. He died in 1989.

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Randy Smith, January 31, 2013 (view all comments by Randy Smith)
I find myself re-reading Abbey's great tale about ecoterrorism about every other year and it's holding up as well as it did the very first time I ever read it. It's more relevant than ever, what with tracking, global climate change, accelerating loss of wild lands and suitable habitat for animals occurring all around us. The main characters in The Monkey Wrench Gang are all so memorable...Hayduke, Seldom Seen, Doc, and Bonnie, and also so admirable. They are all willing to put their freedom and lives on the line for the land they hold dear. Abbey's clear, direct, hilarious writing puts the reader right in the thick of things in the southwest canyon country that he loved and knew so well. You can see the deep canyons, the mesas and buttes, the broad blue skies, the Colorado and Green Rivers--makes me yearn to do another canoe trip down the Green. I would recommend this book to anybody who cares about our planet and/or loves the canyon country of Utah and Arizona.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780061129766
Author:
Abbey, Edward
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Author:
Brinkley, Douglas
Author:
by Edward Abbey
Subject:
General
Subject:
Environmental protection
Subject:
Environmentalists
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Humorous fiction
Subject:
Southwestern States
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Literary
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series:
P.S.
Publication Date:
20061231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
8.01x5.36x1.19 in. .79 lbs.

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"Staff Pick" by ,

He's often compared to Thoreau, and one of his mottos was taken from Emerson: "resist much, obey little." While Abbey has much in common with the forefathers of environmental conservation, he certainly took it a few giant steps further. Abbey and his Monkey Wrench Gang are often credited with germination the seeds of the eco-sabotage movement (including Earth First!). This is the story of four rugged individuals in the American West, witnesses to the destruction of a pristine landscape, who will do whatever it takes to halt the devouring mechanism that is corporate and governmental greed. This uproarious and cleverly written classic will, in turns, make you seethe with anger, hold your breath in anticipation, and laugh out loud. In more ways than one, it's a truly incendiary tale.

"Synopsis" by , Four irate rebels join forces to wage war on the stripminers, clear-cutters, and the highway and dam and bridge builders who are turning their natural habitat into a wasteland. A new Introduction by historian Brinkley puts this enduring cult classic in perspective by placing it at the forefront of an important historical movement.
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