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Author Abbey, Edward, 1927-1989.

Title The monkey wrench gang / Edward Abbey.

Imprint New York, N.Y. : HarperCollins, 2006.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Pittsburg 2nd Fl Fiction  F Abbey    ---  Available
Description xxiv, 421, 26 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Series Harper Perennial modern classics.
Harper Perennial modern classics.
Note "First Perennial classics edition published 2000; reissued in Harper Perennial modern classics 2006"--T.p. verso.
Summary Ex-Green Beret George Hayduke returns 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, M.D., Hayduke is ready to fight the power. They (the Monkey Wrench Gang) take on the strip miners, clear-cutters, and the highway, dam, and bridge builders who are threatening the natural habitat in this is a comedic novel of destructive mayhem and outrageous civil disobedience, which sparked the environmental activism movement. -- From back cover.
Contents Introduction / by Douglas Brinkley -- Prologue : the aftermath -- Origins I : A.K. Sarvis, M.D. -- Origins II : George W. Hayduke -- Origins III : Seldom Seen Smith -- Origins IV : Ms. B. Abbzug -- The wooden shoe conspiracy -- The raid at Comb Wash -- Hayduke's night march -- Hayduke and Smith at play -- Search and rescue on the job -- Doc and Bonnie go shopping -- Back to work -- The Kraken's arm -- Duologues -- Working on the railroad -- Rest and relaxation -- Saturday night in America -- The American logging industry : plans and problems -- Dr. Sarvis at home -- Strangers in the night -- Return to the scene of the crime -- Seldom Seen at home -- George and Bonnie carry on -- At the hidden splendor -- Escape of the depredator -- Rest stop -- Bridgework : prolegomena to the final chase -- On your feet : the chase begins -- Into the heat : the chase continues -- Land's end : one man left -- Edge of the maze : the chase concluded -- Epilogue: the new beginning -- [P.S. : insights, interviews & more]
Subject Environmentalists -- Fiction.
Southwestern States -- Fiction.
Environmental protection -- Fiction.
ISBN 0061129763 (pbk.)
9780061129766 (pbk.)

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