Beyond the Wall: Essays from the Outside

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Macmillan, Apr 15, 1984 - Nature - 224 pages
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In this wise and lyrical book about landscapes of the desert and the mind, Edward Abbey guides us beyond the wall of the city and asphalt belting of superhighways to special pockets of wilderness that stretch from the interior of Alaska to the dry lands of Mexico.


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User Review  - EvalineAuerbach - LibraryThing

Noted photographer Porter's photos are shadowed by Edward Abbey's human history: industrial tourism and the harsh fate of the Cherokee Indians, sensitively told. For a complete collection of either ... Read full review

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User Review  - carrieprice78 - LibraryThing

A delicious and visually-delightful book put together by Ed Abbey and the amazing photographer Eliot Porter. Abbey's musings on Appalachia were quite hilarious, but also quite sad at times as he ... Read full review

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A Walk in the Desert Hills
How It Was
Days and Nights in Old Pariah
Desert Images
The Damnation of a Canyon
A Colorado River Journal
On the High Edge of Texas
Down to the Sea of Cortez
The Ancient Dust
Gather at the River

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The author of Desert Solitaire and The Monkey Wrench Gang is unchallenged among radicals of all ages. Edward Abbey, an American icon, called "the original fly in the ointment" by Tom McGuane, today has roads and a town named after him.

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