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"Be of good cheer," the war-horse Edward Abbey advises, "the military-industrial state will soon collapse." This sparkling book, which takes us up and down rivers and across mountains and deserts, is the perfect antidote to despair.

Along the way, Abbey makes time for Thoreau while he takes a hard look at the MX missile system, slated for the American West. "For 23 years now I've been floating rivers. Always downstream, the easy and natural way. The way Huck Finn and Jim did it, LaSalle and Marquette, the mountain men, and Major Powell."

Table of Contents

Preliminary Notes

PART I: Thoreau and Other Friends
1 Down the River with Henry Thoreau
2 Watching the Birds: The Windhover
3 Meeting the Bear
4 Planting a Tree

PART II: Politicks and Rivers
5 Notes from a Cold River
6 MX
7 Of Protest
8 Thus I Reply to Rene Dubos

PART III: Places and Rivers
9 Running the San Juan
10 In the Canyon
11 Down There in Sonora
12 Aravaipa Canyon
13 Fool's Treasure

PART IV: People, Books, and Rivers
14 River Rats
15 Footrace in the Desert
16 Reviewing Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
17 Paul Horgan's Josiah Gregg
18 My Friend Debris
19 Floating

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780452265639
Author:
Abbey, Edward
Publisher:
Plume Books
Location:
New York, N.Y., U.S.A. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Rivers
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Travel
Subject:
Authors, American
Subject:
Voyages and travels
Subject:
Ecology
Subject:
General Nature
Subject:
Biology-Reference
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Series Volume:
v. 4
Publication Date:
19910131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
7.96x5.30x.60 in. .53 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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