Desert Solitaire

Desert Solitaire

A Season in the Wilderness

Downloadable Audiobook - 2011
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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.
Publisher: [United States] : Tantor Media, Inc. : Made available through hoopla, 2011
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781452625768
145262576X
Branch Call Number: Streaming Audiobook
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (11hr., 30 min.)) : digital
Additional Contributors: Kramer, Michael
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AL_TIM Feb 27, 2017

A great read every Spring to reinvigorate the desire to get away from it all and go get lost in the back of beyond of the Colorado Plateau.

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