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The Resource Desert solitaire : a season in the wilderness, by Edward Abbey ; drawings by Peter Parnall

Desert solitaire : a season in the wilderness, by Edward Abbey ; drawings by Peter Parnall

Label
Desert solitaire : a season in the wilderness
Title
Desert solitaire
Title remainder
a season in the wilderness
Statement of responsibility
by Edward Abbey ; drawings by Peter Parnall
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When Desert Solitaire was first published in 1968, it became the focus of a nationwide cult. Rude and sensitive. Thought-provoking and mystical. Angry and loving. Both Abbey and this book are all of these and more. Here, the legendary author of The Monkey Wrench Gang, Abbey's Road and many other critically acclaimed books vividly captures the essence of his life during three seasons as a park ranger in southeastern Utah. This is a rare view of a quest to experience nature in its purest form -- the silence, the struggle, the overwhelming beauty. But this is also the gripping, anguished cry of a man of character who challenges the growing exploitation of the wilderness by oil and mining interests, as well as by the tourist industry. Abbey's observations and challenges remain as relevant now as the day he wrote them. Today, Desert Solitaire asks if any of our incalculable natural treasures can be saved before the bulldozers strike again
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1927-1989
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Abbey, Edward
Dewey number
813/.54
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3551.B2
LC item number
Z463 1990eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Abbey, Edward
  • Abbey, Edward
  • Novelists, American
  • Environmentalists
  • Park rangers
  • Desert biology
  • Desert biology
  • Environmentalists
  • Novelists, American
  • Park rangers
  • Arches National Park (Utah)
  • United States
  • Utah
Label
Desert solitaire : a season in the wilderness, by Edward Abbey ; drawings by Peter Parnall
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • " ... Desert solitaire was first published in 1968"--Page 4 of cover
  • "A Touchstone book."
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
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 vivions -- Terra incognita: into the maze -- Bedrock and paradox
Control code
ocn803380138
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st Touchstone ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 269 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780795317484
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
25024AAB-C276-44D1-BCBB-08E0E20C3E27
Label
Desert solitaire : a season in the wilderness, by Edward Abbey ; drawings by Peter Parnall
Link
Publication
Note
  • " ... Desert solitaire was first published in 1968"--Page 4 of cover
  • "A Touchstone book."
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
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 vivions -- Terra incognita: into the maze -- Bedrock and paradox
Control code
ocn803380138
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st Touchstone ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 269 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780795317484
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
25024AAB-C276-44D1-BCBB-08E0E20C3E27

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