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Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness is an autobiographical work by American writer Edward Abbey, originally published in 1968. His fourth book and his first book-length non-fiction work, it follows three fictional books: Jonathan Troy (1954), The Brave Cowboy (1956), and Fire on the Mountain (1962). Although it initially garnered little attention, Desert Solitaire was eventually recognized as an iconic work of nature writing and a staple of early environmentalist writing, bringing Abbey critical acclaim and popularity as a writer of environmental, political, and philosophical issues. Based on Abbey's activities as a park ranger at Arches National Monument (now Arches National Park) in the late 1950s, the book is often compared to Henry David Thoreau's Walden and Aldo Leopold's A Sand County Almanac. It is written as a series of vignettes about Abbey's experiences in the Colorado Plateau region of the desert Southwestern United States, ranging from vivid descriptions of the fauna, flora, geology, and human inhabitants of the area, to firsthand accounts of wilderness exploration and river running, to a polemic against development and excessive tourism in the national parks, to stories of the author's work with a search and rescue team to pull a human corpse out of the desert. The book is interspersed with observations and discussions about the various tensions – physical, social, and existential – between humans and the desert environment. Many of the chapters also engage in lengthy critiques of modern Western civilization, United States politics, and the decline of America's natural environment.
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original title: Desert Solitaire
date of publication: 1968
genre: autobiography

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Petit éloge d'un solitaire

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Le Bruit solitaire du coeur

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Octobre solitaire : Les derniers jours d'Edgar Allan Poe

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Blueberry - Intégrale, tome 2 : L'Aigle Solitaire & Le Cavalier Perdu

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A little solitaire

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A Little Solitaire

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Desert Islands

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Loup solitaire : le grimoire de Magnamund

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Afar In The Desert

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Our Historic Desert

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Diamonds in the desert

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Out of the Desert

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Beyond the Desert 2003

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Beyond the desert 2002

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A Guide to Plants of the Northern Chihuahuan Desert

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Desert Island Discs: 70 Years of Castaways

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Western Sahara: The Roots of a Desert War

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Palm Springs Modern: Houses in the California Desert

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A Biological Survey of the Tanami Desert in the Northern Territory

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Australia's Great Desert Tracks South East

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Le Voyageur solitaire

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Loup solitaire, numéro 4

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Loup Solitaire Tome 6

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Les rêveries d'un gourmet solitaire

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Loup solitaire : Le livre d'aventure

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Mojave Desert Trails

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Deserts and Desert Environments

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Anthropology of the desert West

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Strangers in the Desert

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Desert wisdom

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Le grand solitaire

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Vol solitaire

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Desert

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Les Rêveries du promeneur solitaire

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Desert raiders

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DESERT QUEEN: The Extraordinary Life of Gertrude Bell

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Dilemmas of the Desert War

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In the Heart of the Desert

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A Retreat With Desert Mystics

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Charles de foucauld au coeur du desert

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The desert and the sown

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The Desert Smells Like Rain

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Desert Rose: The Life and Legacy of Coretta Scott King

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Combat Search and Rescue in Desert Storm

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