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Desert Solitaire - A Season in the Wilderness

Edward Abbey

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.

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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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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Michael Kramer

Length:

11h 32m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

08:19


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

16:00


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

15:30


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

18:28


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

47:38


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

53:12


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

56:22


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

33:55


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

45:29


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

40:03


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

20:28


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

34:08


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

59:31


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

58:58


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

25:12


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

26:07


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

37:38


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

46:03


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

33:43


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

15:22