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By David Gessner

ISBN-10: 0393352374

ISBN-13: 9780393352375

Archetypal wild guy Edward Abbey and correct, committed Wallace Stegner left their footprints everywhere in the western panorama. Now, award-winning nature author David Gessner follows the ghosts of those awesome writer-environmentalists from Stegner's birthplace in Saskatchewan to the location of Abbey's pilgrimages to Arches nationwide Park in Utah, braiding their tales and asking how they communicate to the lives of all those that care concerning the West.

These nice westerners had very diverse principles approximately what it intended to like the land and take a look at to take care of it, they usually did so in notably diverse types. Boozy, lustful, and irascible, Abbey used to be most sensible referred to as the writer of the radical The Monkey Wrench Gang (and additionally of the vintage nature memoir Desert Solitaire), well-known for spawning the belief of guerrilla actions—known to admirers as "monkeywrenching" and to legislation enforcement as household terrorism—to disrupt advertisement exploitation of western lands. in contrast, Stegner, a buttoned-down, disciplined, trustworthy relatives guy and dedicated professor of artistic writing, committed himself to operating throughout the method to guard western websites reminiscent of Dinosaur nationwide Monument in Colorado.

In a zone beset through droughts and fires, through fracking and drilling, and by way of an ever-growing inhabitants that appears within the strategy of loving the West to demise, Gessner asks: how may perhaps those farseeing environmental thinkers have spoke back to the crisis?

Gessner takes us on an inspiring, exciting trip as he renews his personal dedication to cultivating a significant courting with the wild, confronting American overconsumption, and combating environmental injustice—all whereas reawakening the joys of the phrases of his nice heroes.

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