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Abbey, Edward 1927-1989

Works: 370 works in 1,182 publications in 12 languages and 40,662 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biographies  Autobiographies  Western fiction  Humorous fiction  Literature  Novels  Diaries  Illustrated works  History 
Subject Headings:
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Creator, Actor, Author in quotations or text abstracts, Author of screenplay, Author of afterword, colophon, etc.
Classifications: PS3551.B2, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Edward Abbey
The monkey wrench gang by Edward Abbey( Book )

92 editions published between 1975 and 2021 in 9 languages and held by 2,781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ex-Green Beret George Hayduke has returned from war to find his beloved southwestern desert threatened by industrial development. Joining with Bronx exile and feminist saboteur Bonnie Abzug, wilderness guide and outcast Mormon Seldom Seen Smith, and libertarian billboard torcher Doc Sarvis, Hayduke is ready to fight the power--taking on the strip miners, clear-cutters, and the highway, dam, and bridge builders who are threatening the natural habitat. The Monkey Wrench Gang is on the move--and peaceful coexistence be damned!
Cactus country by Edward Abbey( Book )

35 editions published between 1973 and 1996 in 5 languages and held by 1,664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This compelling new volume in the Time-Life Books American Wilderness series takes you on an incredible journey through a wild, unsettled region covering some 69,000 square miles of southern Arizona and northern Mexico. Geographers call it the Sonoran Desert. To ordinary people it is Cactus Country. Your guide is Edward Abbey, a former park ranger and self-proclaimed desert rat. With him you'll travel the length of this lonely, primitive and strangely beautiful land. You'll scale a sacred peak, explore abandoned silver mines, climb sand dunes and volcanic craters. You'll visit the Superstition Mountains, where touchy old prospectors still search for a legendary treasure of gold buried in a giant rockpile. You'll journey to the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument west of Tucson and the Papago Indian Reservation and the Kofa Mountains. You'll travel across the lava beds and volcanic field of the Pinacate region that the Mexicans call El Gran Desierto, the great desert. In your travels you'll see many of the more than 140 species of cactus that grow in the Sonoran Desert and learn the amazing ways they have reshaped themselves to fit their environment. Towering saguaros that grow to be 50 feet tall and live two hundred years. Cluster-branched organ pipes and hardy, homely prickly pears. Beautifully blossoming hedgehogs and columnar cardons. And you'll learn, too, about the other inhabitants of this desert garden. Olive-drab mesquite bushes, graceful paloverde trees, century plants that bloom only once and then die. You'll marvel at their ability to survive in the hostile wold of the Sonoran Desert. You'll be astounded at the richness and variety of the wildlife in Cactus Country. Coral snakes, Gila monsters, scorpions. Golden eagles, hawks, road runners, mountain lions, bighorn sheep and wolves. Jack rabbits and javelinas. In the mystery and solitude of the remote land - you'll discover you are never alone. All this and more awaits you in Cactus Country : 40,000 words of absorbing text accompanied by more than 100 photographs, drawings, maps and diagrams - a total of 95 pages in full color -- Book jacket
The fool's progress : an honest novel by Edward Abbey( Book )

30 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Henry Holyoak Lightcap's uncertain advance through life, recounted during a 3,500 mile journey from Arizona to West Virginia
Appalachian wilderness : the great Smoky Mountains by Eliot Porter( Book )

19 editions published between 1970 and 1988 in English and held by 1,275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Full-page photographs decorate this excursion into the history of the people, plants, and animals of the Appalachians with emphasis upon the beauty of and problems confronting the Great Smoky Mountains
Hayduke Lives! : a novel by Edward Abbey( Book )

24 editions published between 1989 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 1,224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the end of The monkey wrench gang Hayduke is left clinging to a cliff. Now he's off to stop Goliath, the world's largest earth-moving machine
Wilderness U.S.A. by National Geographic Book Service( Book )

2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 1,203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An exploration of wilderness areas in the U.S. features scores of color photographs, maps, descriptions, and essays from a variety of authors
Fire on the mountain by Edward Abbey( Book )

48 editions published between 1962 and 2020 in 3 languages and held by 968 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Vogelin and his twelve-year-old grandson stand firm when the Air Force tries to encroach on his ranch near White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico
The brave cowboy : an old tale in a new time by Edward Abbey( Book )

33 editions published between 1956 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 943 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A loner who refuses to accept the tyranny of life in the twentieth century heads for Mexico when his stubborn adherence to the values of the Old West makes him intolerable to modern-day forces of law and order
Black sun; a novel by Edward Abbey( Book )

31 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rugged forest ranger finds himself being romantically drawn to a young woman
The best of Edward Abbey by Edward Abbey( Book )

17 editions published between 1984 and 2018 in English and held by 739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most popular and celebrated contemporary authors selects 31 of his favorite pieces--both fiction and nonfiction--including selections from such bestsellers as Desert Solitaire, The Brave Cowboy, The Monkey Wrench Gang, Abbey's Road, Down the River, The Journey Home, and more. Includes 11 line drawings
The serpents of paradise : a reader by Edward Abbey( Book )

9 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To speak for the voiceless was his mission. He was a virtuoso of the well-phrased thought in which style and content, symbol and meaning - each imbued with humor - come together to defy the powerful, reminding us always that preservation of wild nature is a key to a free spirit. And along with Emerson and Thoreau, Abbey, the uncompromising stylist, knew that the corruption of language follows the corruption of man. "Language," Abbey wrote, "seeks to transcend itself, 'to grasp the thing that has no name.'"
The hidden canyon : a river journey by John Blaustein( Book )

12 editions published between 1977 and 2015 in English and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Photographer and river guide John Blaustein and environmental hero and ... author Edward Abbey document their epic journey through the [Grand] Canyon from the viewpoint of the Colorado River ... with a group of fellow adventurers in small wooden rowboats known as dories. This revised and updated edition, including dozens of new photographs and an afterword by Kevin Fedarko, captures the grandeur of the canyon and depicts their life-altering journies through hundreds of miles of breathtaking landscapes, secret gardens, stunning wildlife and demanding white water"--Publisher's description
Good news by Edward Abbey( Book )

9 editions published between 1980 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jack, an old man in search of his son, and Sam, a Harvard-educated Indian, face the dictator and his nasty band of killers who are taking over the South
Pioneer conservationists of western America by Peter Wild( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Late harvest : rural American writing( Book )

8 editions published between 1991 and 1996 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthology of rural American writing by contemporary writers filled with humor, tragedy, and down home characters
Slickrock : the canyon country of southeast Utah by Edward Abbey( Book )

6 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A pictorial exposition of the natural wonders that fashion the Utah wilderness, supplemented by personal thoughts on the reasons for its conservation
Slumgullion stew : an Edward Abbey reader by Edward Abbey( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of excerpts from the author's fiction and essays covers people, politics, and nature from California to North Carolina to Europe, and from New York to southern Mexico to Australia
Earth apples : the poetry of Edward Abbey = Pommes de terre by Edward Abbey( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The title, a direct translation of the French pommes de terre-p̓otatoes--reflects the author's plain-speaking approach to poetry: he loves wild doves, hates New York and is fond of bawdy women. Original art work
Muddling toward frugality by Warren Johnson( )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mr. Johnson's thesis can be summarized without much difficulty: after generations of extravagant and reckless industrial expansion, we are clearly entering an age of economic scarcity. While human demands continue to rise, natural resources, especially the non-renewable kind, become harder to find and more expensive to extract, process, transport and distribute. This simple brute fact is the basic cause of inflation, despite the inability of most professional economists to see it. (The "dismal science" has never been more dismally obtuse than it is today.) The law of diminishing returns is coming into effect. Technological developments can delay the process but not halt or reverse it; nor can we rely on government or big business to save us. Planning for further growth delays the adjustments that must be made, makes a fair sharing of necessary sacrifices more troublesome, and if carried too far will make more severe and painful, because rapid, the inevitable decline of the
The monkey wrench gang by Edward Abbey( )

21 editions published between 1988 and 2016 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four irate rebels join forces to wage war on the strip miners, clear-cutters, and the highway, dam, and bridge builders who are turning their natural habitat into a wasteland. A new introduction by historian Douglas Brinkley puts this enduring cult classic in perspective by placing it at the forefront of an important historical movement
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The monkey wrench gang
The fool's progress : an honest novelHayduke Lives! : a novelFire on the mountainThe brave cowboy : an old tale in a new timeBlack sun; a novelThe best of Edward AbbeyThe serpents of paradise : a readerThe hidden canyon : a river journey
Alternative Names
Abbey , Edward Paul

Abbey, Edward Paul 1927-1989

Edvard Abi

Edward Abbey Amerikaans schrijver

Edward Abbey amerikansk författare

Edward Abbey amerikansk skribent

Edward Abbey écrivain américain

Edward Abbey escritor e ensaísta americano

Edward Abbey eskritor merikano

Edward Abbey novelë

Edward Abbey scrittore statunitense

Edward Abbey US-amerikanischer Naturforscher, Philosoph und Schriftsteller

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