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Author Abbey, Edward, 1927-1989, author.

Title The journey home : some words in defense of the American West / Edward Abbey ; illustrations by Jim Stiles.

Publication Info. New York, N.Y. : Plume, [1991]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    813 Abbey,E ABB    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Description xiv, 242 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note Reprint. Originally published: New York : Dutton, ©1977.
Contents Introduction -- Hallelujah on the bum -- The Great American desert -- Disorder and early sorrow -- Fire lookout: Numa Ridge -- Snow Canyon -- Desert places -- Death Valley -- Come on in -- Manhattan twilight, Hoboken night -- God's plan for the state of Utah: a revelation -- The great Globe Arizona wild pig and varmint hunt -- Telluride blues, a hatchet job -- Let us now praise mountain lions -- Return to Yosemite: tree fuzz vs. freaks -- The BLOB comes to Arizona -- The second rape of the West -- Down the river with Major Powell -- Walking -- The crooked wood -- Mountain Music -- Shadows from the big woods -- Freedom and wilderness, wilderness and freedom -- Dust: a movie.
Summary Abbey offers a portrait of the American West that readers will not soon forget, presenting the reflections and observations of a man who left the urban world behind in pursuit of the natural one and the myths buried therein.
Subject Abbey, Edward, 1927-1989 -- Homes and haunts -- West (U.S.).
Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography.
West (U.S.) -- Description and travel.
West (U.S.) -- Intellectual life.
Wilderness areas -- West (U.S.).
ISBN 0452265622

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