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An account of the author's experiences, observations, and reflections as a seasonal park ranger in southeast Utah

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Edward Abbey
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release: 1990-01-15
File: 269 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780671695880

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An account of the author's existence, observations and reflections, as a seasonal park ranger in southeast Utah

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Edward Abbey
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
Release: 1988
File: 255 Pages
ISBN-13: 0816510571

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Genre: Nature
Author: Edward Abbey
Publisher: Peter Smith Pub Incorporated
Release: 2002-01-01
File: 242 Pages
ISBN-13: 0844672025

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Landscape where the divine may be most clearly discerned and directly encountered. Comparing several different Old Testament models of wilderness experience, the first chapters investigate such diverse incidents as Hagar's meeting with the angel at the desert spring, Moses and the elders of Israel viewing God through the sapphire floor, Jonathan and his armor bearer climbing the rocks to rout the Philistine garrison, and Elijah fleeing to a cave at Horeb. Wilderness.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Susan Bratton
Publisher:
Release: 1993
File: 350 Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015029197699

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An award†‘winning environmental historian explores American history through wrenching, tragic, and sometimes humorous stories of getting lost The human species has a propensity for getting lost. The American people, inhabiting a mental landscape shaped by their attempts to plant roots and to break free, are no exception. In this engaging book, environmental historian Jon Coleman bypasses the trailblazers so often described in American history to follow instead the strays and drifters who went missing. From Hernando de Soto’s failed quest for riches in the American southeast to the recent trend of getting lost as a therapeutic escape from modernity, this book details a unique history of location and movement as well as the confrontations that occur when our physical and mental conceptions of space become disjointed. Whether we get lost in the woods, the plains, or the digital grid, Coleman argues that getting lost allows us to see wilderness anew and connect with generations across five centuries to discover a surprising and edgy American identity.

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Genre: History
Author: Jon T. Coleman
Publisher: Yale University Press
Release: 2020-08-12
File: 352 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780300255867

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This book outlines a biblical understanding of freedom and the particular ways in which Christians choose to exercise that freedom in response to major issues confronting the world today. Specifically, Bauckham constructs a Christian understanding of freedom, explores the authority of Scripture in modern and postmodern contexts, and also examines themes of tradition, ethics, oppression, and ecology as they relate to issues of freedom and authority.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Richard Bauckham
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Release: 2002-01-01
File: 221 Pages
ISBN-13: 0664224792

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The birthplace of American rock climbing, Colorado provides a greater variety of rock and routes than any other state—and Rock Climbing Colorado is the only guidebook available to all its major climbing areas. This updated edition includes hundreds of routes. Included are the big cliffs and faces of Rocky Mountain National Park and the Black Canyon of the Gunnison, as well as the smaller crags and outcrops of Pikes Peak, Boulder, Rifle, Shelf Road, Elevenmile Canyon, and many more. All areas covered include first-hand overviews, route descriptions, topos, and full-color photos.

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Genre: Sports & Recreation
Author: Stewart M. Green
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Release: 2019-08-09
File: 600 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781493037360

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A motley crew of saboteurs wreak outrageous havoc on the corporations destroying America’s Western wilderness in this classic, comic extravaganza. When George Washington Hayduke III returns home from war in the jungles of Southeast Asia, he finds the unspoiled West he once knew has been transformed. The pristine lands and waterways are being strip mined, dammed up, and paved over by greedy government hacks and their corrupt corporate coconspirators. And the manic, beer-guzzling, rabidly antisocial ex-Green Beret isn’t just getting mad. Hayduke plans to get even. Together with a radical feminist from the Bronx; a wealthy, billboard-torching libertarian MD; and a disgraced Mormon polygamist, Hayduke’s ready to stick it to the Man in the most creative ways imaginable. By the time they’re done, there won’t be a bridge left standing, a dam unblown, or a bulldozer unmolested from Arizona to Utah. Edward Abbey’s most popular novel, The Monkey Wrench Gang is an outrageous romp with ultra-serious undertones that is as relevant today as it was in the early days of the environmental movement. The author who Larry McMurtry (Lonesome Dove) once dubbed “The Thoreau of the American West” has written a true comedic classic with brains, heart, and soul that more than justifies the call from the Los Angeles Times Book Review that we should all “praise the earth for Edward Abbey!”

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Edward Abbey
Publisher: Rosetta Books
Release: 2011-08-19
File: 450 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780795317361

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A New Mexico man faces off against the government in a battle over his land in this novel by the author of Desert Solitaire. After nine months away at school, Billy Vogelin Starr returns home to his beloved New Mexico—only to find his grandfather in a standoff with the US government, which wants to take his land and turn it into an extension of the White Sands Missile Range. Facing the combined powers of the US county sheriff, the Department of the Interior, the Atomic Energy Commission, and the US Air Force, John Vogelin stands his ground—because to Vogelin, his land is his life. When backed into a corner, a tough old man like him will come out fighting . . . Fire on the Mountain is a suspenseful page-turner by “one of the very best writers to deal with the American West”—the acclaimed author of such classics as The Monkey Wrench Gang and the memoir Desert Solitaire (The Washington Post). “Abbey is a fresh breath from the farther reaches and canyons of the diminishing frontier.” —Houston Chronicle

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Edward Abbey
Publisher: Rosetta Books
Release: 2011-08-21
File: 192 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780795317392

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"A grief–stricken, heart–hopeful, soul song to the American Desert." —PAM HOUSTON, author of Deep Creek As Ed Abbey’s Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness turns fifty, its iconic author, who has inspired generations of rebel–rousing advocacy on behalf of the American West, is due for a tribute as well as a talking to. In Desert Cabal: A New Season in the Wilderness, Amy Irvine admires the man who influenced her life and work while challenging all that is dated—offensive, even—between the covers of Abbey's environmental classic. Irvine names and questions the "lone male" narrative—white and privileged as it is—that still has its boots planted firmly at the center of today's wilderness movement, even as she celebrates the lens through which Abbey taught so many to love the wild remains of the nation. From Abbey’s quiet notion of solitude to Irvine’s roaring cabal, the desert just got hotter, and its defenders more nuanced and numerous. AMY IRVINE is a sixth–generation Utahn and longtime public lands activist. Her work has been published in Orion, Pacific Standard, High Desert Journal, Climbing, Triquarterly, and other publications. Her memoir, Trespass: Living at the Edge of the Promised Land, received the Orion Book Award, the Ellen Meloy Desert Writers Award, and Colorado Book Award. Her essay "Spectral Light," which appeared in Orion and The Best American Science and Nature Writing, was a finalist for the Pen Award in Journalism, and her recent essay, “Conflagrations: Motherhood, Madness and a Planet on Fire” appeared among the 2017 Best American Essays' list of Notables. Irvine teaches in the Mountainview Low–Residency MFA Program of Southern New Hampshire University—in the White Mountains of New England. She lives and writes off the grid in southwest Colorado, just spitting distance from her Utah homeland.

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Genre: Nature
Author: Amy Irvine
Publisher: Torrey House Press
Release: 2018-11-06
File: Pages
ISBN-13: 9781937226961

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