Desert Solitaire

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University of Arizona Press, 1988 - Biography & Autobiography - 255 pages
"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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Contents

The First Morning
1
Solitaire
8
The Serpents of Paradise
16
Cliff rose and Bayonets
23
Industrial Tourism
39
Rocks
56
Cowboys and Indians
74
Water
102
Into the Maze
219
Bedrock and Paradox
232
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About the author (1988)

Edward Abbey worked for sixteen years as a ranger with the National Park Service and National Forest Service, and is the author of The Monkey Wrench Gang, The Fool's Progress, and more than a dozen other books. He died in 1989.

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