Desert solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness

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Hailed by The New York Times as "a passionately felt, deeply poetic book," the moving autobiographical work of Edward Abbey, considered the Thoreau of the American West, and his passion for the southwestern wilderness. Desert Solitaire is a collection of vignettes about life in the wilderness and the nature of the desert itself by park ranger and conservationist, Edward Abbey. The book details the unique adventures and conflicts the author faces, from dealing with the damage caused by development of the land or excessive tourism, to discovering a dead body. However Desert Solitaire is not just a collection of one man's stories, the book is also a philosophical memoir, full of Abbey's reflections on the desert as a paradox, at once beautiful and liberating, but also isolating and cruel. Often compared to Thoreau's Walden , Desert Solitaire is a powerful discussion of life's mysteries set against the stirring backdrop of the American southwestern wilderness.
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auth_author2 Kramer, Michael (Narrator),, Kramer, Michael.
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display_description 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.
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subject_facet Abbey, Edward, -- 1927-1989, Arches National Park (Utah), Audiobooks, Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography, Autobiographies, BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY. -- Personal Memoirs, Biographies, Biography & Autobiography, Desert biology -- Utah -- Arches National Park, Electronic books, Environmentalists -- United States -- Biography, NATURE. -- Essays, NATURE. -- General, NATURE. -- Natural Resources, Nature, Nonfiction, Novelists, American -- 20th century -- Biography, Park rangers -- United States -- Biography, Sound recordings
title_display Desert solitaire : a season in the wilderness
title_full Desert Solitaire A Season in the Wilderness, Desert solitaire : a season in the wilderness / Edward Abbey, Desert solitaire : a season in the wilderness / by Edward Abbey ; drawings by Edward Abbey ; photos. by Gibbs Smith, Desert solitaire : a season in the wilderness / by Edward Abbey ; drawings by Peter Parnall, Desert solitaire : a season in the wilderness [electronic resource] / Edward Abbey, Desert solitaire : a season in the wilderness [electronic resource] Abbey, Edward, 1927-1989., Desert solitaire [electronic resource] : A Season in the Wilderness. Edward Abbey, Desert solitaire [sound recording] : [a season in the wilderness] / Edward Abbey, Desert solitaire [sound recording] : a season in the wilderness / Edward Abbey, Desert solitaire; a season in the wilderness. / Drawings by Peter Parnall
title_short Desert solitaire :
title_sub A Season in the Wilderness
topic_facet Abbey, Edward, Authors, American, BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY, Biography & Autobiography, Desert biology, Electronic books, Environmentalists, Essays, General, NATURE, Natural Resources, Nature, Nonfiction, Novelists, American, Park rangers, Personal Memoirs