WorldCat Identities

Petersen, David 1946-

Overview
Works: 88 works in 219 publications in 1 language and 25,160 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Literature  Diaries  Personal correspondence  Autobiographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, wpr, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS3551.B2, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about David Petersen
 
Most widely held works by David Petersen
Yellowstone National Park by David Petersen( Book )

8 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in English and held by 831 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to the national park best known for its dramatic thermal features
Elkheart : a personal tribute to wapiti and their world by David Petersen( )

3 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grand Canyon National Park by David Petersen( Book )

5 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in English and held by 767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the formation of the remarkable canyons in this national park in Arizona and discusses other things to see and do there
Confessions of a barbarian : selections from the journals of Edward Abbey, 1951-1989 by Edward Abbey( Book )

13 editions published between 1994 and 2020 in English and held by 760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edward Abbey was an anarchist, activist, philosopher, and the spiritual father of the environmental movement. He was also a passionate journal keeper, a man who filled page after page with notes, philosophical musings, character sketches, illustrations, musical notations, and drawings. His "scribbling," as he called it, began in 1948, when he served as a motorcycle MP in postwar Italy, and continued until his death in 1989, totaling twenty-one volumes. His journals are the closest thing to an Abbey autobiography we will ever have. They reveal his youthful philosophical ruminations about art, love, literature and anarchy; follow his wanderings through Europe and the Eastern States and finally his spiritual home, the American West; and chronicle his lifelong struggle to preserve the disappearing wilderness.--From publisher description
Postcards from Ed : dispatches and salvos from an American iconoclast by Edward Abbey( Book )

7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Edward Abbey (1927-1989) was a singular American writer and cult hero, as famous for books like Desert Solitaire and The Monkey Wrench Gang as he was infamous for the prickly persona of "Cactus Ed." Abbey's postcards and letters, legendary during his lifetime and collected here for the first time, convey the fullness of the man and reveal, along with his wisdom and savage wit, a tender side seldom seen before. Whether spouting on the virtues of anger, roasting hawkish proponents of Vietnam, or lending encouragement to fellow writers such as Cormac McCarthy, here we find the essential spirit of the man, intimate and revolutionary."--Jacket
The Anasazi by David Petersen( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the homes, culture, and way of life of the Anasazi, the Ancient Ones of the southwestern United States whose descendants became the Pueblos
Solar energy at work by David Petersen( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Briefly describes past and present uses of solar energy, especially for heating and electricity. Includes instructions for three simple experiments and a glossary
Helicopters by David Petersen( Book )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Highlights basic information about the history of helicopters, their parts and how they function, and the types and uses of whirlybirds
Airplanes by David Petersen( Book )

3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A basic introduction to many kinds of airplanes and some of the jobs they do
Submarines by David Petersen( Book )

3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a history of underwater boats, and describes various kinds of submarines, their parts, and personnel
South America by David Petersen( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces the geography, history, climate, and culture of South America
Australia by David Petersen( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brief introduction to the geography, history, wildlife, and people of Australia
Death Valley National Park by David Petersen( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Depicts the scenery and wildlife at Death Valley National park and recounts the efforts to save the area from destruction by mining
Bryce Canyon National Park by David Petersen( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Describes the history, sights, and facilities of Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah." -- Verso
Tyrannosaurus Rex by David Petersen( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the possible appearance and behavior of this large dinosaur and the fossil discoveries providing this information
Meriwether Lewis and William Clark : soldiers, explorers, and partners in history by David Petersen( Book )

2 editions published between 1970 and 1988 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the two men who led the two-year expedition which explored the unknown Louisiana Purchase territory and Pacific Northwest from St. Louis to the mouth of the Columbia River. Emphasizes the safety and the many scientific contributions of their expedition
Heartsblood : hunting, spirituality, and wildness in America by David Petersen( Book )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Petersen, a hunter and outdoorsman, offers a personal, carefully considered exploration of hunting, drawing on a great deal of literature in the field, including biological, philosophical, spiritual, political, and particularly ethical perspectives on hunters and hunting
North America by David Petersen( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides an introduction to the geography, history, wildlife, and peoples of North America
Petrified Forest National Park by David Petersen( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Describes the geological history, sights, and facilities of Arizona's Petrified Forest National Park."--Title page verso
A hunter's heart : honest essays on blood sport( Book )

5 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The editor, himself a committed hunter, has assembled a distinguished group of writers, including Edward Abbey, Rick Bass, Jimmy Carter, A.B. Guthrie Jr., Jim Harrison, Barry Lopez, Peter Matthiessen, and Terry Tempest Williams. Expressing a sentiment most of these writers share, Richard K. Nelson writes in the book's introduction: "Hunting sharpens my awareness that I am an animal, not separate from my fellow creatures but twisted together with them in one great
 
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Postcards from Ed : dispatches and salvos from an American iconoclast
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Elkheart : a personal tribute to wapiti and their worldGrand Canyon National ParkConfessions of a barbarian : selections from the journals of Edward Abbey, 1951-1989Postcards from Ed : dispatches and salvos from an American iconoclastThe AnasaziSouth AmericaAustraliaDeath Valley National Park
Alternative Names
Petersen, Dave.

Petersen, Dave 1946-

Petersen, David L. 1946-

Languages
English (95)