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Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness

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ISBN13: 9780345326492
ISBN10: 0345326490
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"A passionately felt, deeply poetic book. It has philosophy. It has humor. It has its share of nerve-tingling adventures...set down in a lean, racing prose, in a close-knit style of power and beauty."

THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOKREVIEW

Edward Abbey lived for three seasons in the desert at Moab, Utah, and what he discovered about the land before him, the world around him, and the heart that beat within, is a fascinating, sometimes raucous, always personal account of a place that has already disappeared, but is worth remembering and living through again and again.

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"What entertains many and exasperates others is Abbey's unique prose voice. Alternately misanthropic and sentimental, enraged and hilarious, it is the voice of a full-blooded man airing his passions." Peter Carlson

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"A passionately felt, deeply poetic book. It has philosophy. It has humor. It has its share of nerve-tingling adventures...set down in a lean, racing prose, in a close-knit style of power and beauty." New York Times Bookreview

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"A passionately felt, deeply poetic book. It has philosophy. It has humor. It has its share of nerve-tingling adventures...set down in a lean, racing prose, in a close-knit style of power and beauty."

THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOKREVIEW

Edward Abbey lived for three seasons in the desert at Moab, Utah, and what he discovered about the land before him, the world around him, and the heart that beat within, is a fascinating, sometimes raucous, always personal account of a place that has already disappeared, but is worth remembering and living through again and again.

Table of Contents

Author's Introduction

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-Eyod 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

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Chelsea Keefer, September 20, 2011 (view all comments by Chelsea Keefer)
Abbey couldn't have done a better job. He painted a picture of the wilderness as it was - as it should be. It was sort of sad to read now, as most of his predictions have unfortunately come true. But, to see the southwest at its finest--pure, unadulterated nature--was a treat. I highly recommend this book for nature lovers, environmentalists, literary gurus, kids, grown ups, park rangers, corporate America, and anyone else who thinks our country's parks are doing just fine.
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totsster, January 9, 2010 (view all comments by totsster)
Not only does Abbey provide beautiful descriptions of the desert, he also gives a clear message of the importance of preserving our wild places as well as to enjoy what we have without exploiting them. This book has largely contributed to my own passion and pursuit of wilderness preservation both in my academics and social life.
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9780345326492
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Abbey, Edward
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Ballantine Books
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New York
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Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series Volume:
126
Publication Date:
19850131
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
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Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
6.9 x 4.15 x .95 in .4 lb

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Product details 352 pages Ballantine Books - English 9780345326492 Reviews:
"Review" by , "What entertains many and exasperates others is Abbey's unique prose voice. Alternately misanthropic and sentimental, enraged and hilarious, it is the voice of a full-blooded man airing his passions."
"Review" by , "A passionately felt, deeply poetic book. It has philosophy. It has humor. It has its share of nerve-tingling adventures...set down in a lean, racing prose, in a close-knit style of power and beauty."
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"Synopsis" by , "A passionately felt, deeply poetic book. It has philosophy. It has humor. It has its share of nerve-tingling adventures...set down in a lean, racing prose, in a close-knit style of power and beauty."

THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOKREVIEW

Edward Abbey lived for three seasons in the desert at Moab, Utah, and what he discovered about the land before him, the world around him, and the heart that beat within, is a fascinating, sometimes raucous, always personal account of a place that has already disappeared, but is worth remembering and living through again and again.

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