Abbey's explorations include the familiar territory of the Rio Grande in Texas, Canyonlands National Park, and Lake Powell in Utah.
Author: Edward Abbey
Publisher: Plume Books
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Abbey's explorations include the familiar territory of the Rio Grande in Texas, Canyonlands National Park, and Lake Powell in Utah. He also takes readers to such varied places as Scotland, the interior of Australia, the Sierra Madre, and Isla de la Sombra in Mexico.
Melrose Abbey was once on the main route between Edinburgh and England and provided travellers with lodgings and food The Way continues into parkland on the ...
Author: Paul Boobyer
Publisher: Cicerone Press
Category: Sports & Recreation
The Borders Abbeys Way links four of Britain's grandest ruined medieval abbeys in the central Scottish Borders. The route is a well waymarked, 68-mile (109km) circuit and is one of Scotland's Great Trails. The route which begins and ends in Tweedbank, is described clockwise over 6 stages averaging 11.3 miles per day. Relatively flat, it is suitable for people with a moderate level of fitness. The Way can be walked at any time of year and can be reached within an hour by train from the centre of Edinburgh. This guidebook provides a comprehensive description of the route, which passes through the towns of Melrose, Kelso, Jedburgh, Hawick and Selkirk and the villages of Denholm and Newton St Boswells. In addition to clear route description and OS 1:50,000 mapping extracts, the guidebook also includes information about the history of the Borders abbeys, the ever-intriguing Borders reivers, and the region's geology and agriculture. Invaluable practical information relating to accommodation, transport, mapping and public access is also included.
Slickrock tells of a one-hundred-and-eighty-mile dirt-road trek from Blanding to Green River, Utah, for example, while Abbey's Road itself recalls a solitary, cross-country safari through the Australian outback.
Abbey understood, as did St. Francis, whose writings provided the prefatory ... Edward Abbey, “Science with a Human Face,” in Abbey's Road (New York: Plume, ...
Author: John A. Murray
Publisher: UNM Press
More than twenty-five years after his death, iconic writer and nature activist Edward Abbey (1929–1989) remains an influential presence in the American environmental movement. Abbey’s best known works continue to be widely read and inspire discourse on the key issues facing contemporary American society, particularly with respect to urbanization and technology. Abbey in America, published forty years after Abbey’s popular novel The Monkey Wrench Gang, features an all-star list of contributors, including journalists, authors, scholars, and two of Abbey’s best friends as they explore Abbey’s ideas and legacy through their unique literary, personal, and scholarly perspectives.
including a reference to a letter written to him under that name in the introduction to his essay collection Abbey's Road. People I talked to made this same ...
Author: David Gessner
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
An homage to the West and to two great writers who set the standard for all who celebrate and defend it. Archetypal wild man Edward Abbey and proper, dedicated Wallace Stegner left their footprints all over the western landscape. Now, award-winning nature writer David Gessner follows the ghosts of these two remarkable writer-environmentalists from Stegner's birthplace in Saskatchewan to the site of Abbey's pilgrimages to Arches National Park in Utah, braiding their stories and asking how they speak to the lives of all those who care about the West. These two great westerners had very different ideas about what it meant to love the land and try to care for it, and they did so in distinctly different styles. Boozy, lustful, and irascible, Abbey was best known as the author of the novel The Monkey Wrench Gang (and also of the classic nature memoir Desert Solitaire), famous for spawning the idea of guerrilla actions—known to admirers as "monkeywrenching" and to law enforcement as domestic terrorism—to disrupt commercial exploitation of western lands. By contrast, Stegner, a buttoned-down, disciplined, faithful family man and devoted professor of creative writing, dedicated himself to working through the system to protect western sites such as Dinosaur National Monument in Colorado. In a region beset by droughts and fires, by fracking and drilling, and by an ever-growing population that seems to be in the process of loving the West to death, Gessner asks: how might these two farseeing environmental thinkers have responded to the crisis? Gessner takes us on an inspiring, entertaining journey as he renews his own commitment to cultivating a meaningful relationship with the wild, confronting American overconsumption, and fighting environmental injustice—all while reawakening the thrill of the words of his two great heroes.
Experimentation and invention Design, build, and modify: How the best brains in the business sought creative technical solutions Introduced at Abbey Road in ...
Author: Alistair Lawrence
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
The first photographic celebration of the most famous recording studio in the world, publishing in its 80th year. Unprecedented access to the Abbey Road archive - from Edward Elgar to the Beatles, Kate Bush to Elbow the most famous artists in the world have recorded here. This gorgeous book includes material on the artists, the engineers, the technology and the history of Abbey Road. It's an incredible document of cultural history, for anyone who values music and how it's made.
Human Face,” “In Defense of the Redneck,” “Fire Lookout,” and “The Sorrows of Travel” first appeared in Abbey's Road, E. P. Dutton, Inc., 1979.
Author: Edward Abbey
Publisher: Rosetta Books
A mix of fiction and essays by the author described as “the Thoreau of the American West” (Larry McMurtry, The Washington Post). Edward Abbey himself compiled this volume representing some of his greatest work—including selections from such novels as The Monkey Wrench Gang, The Brave Cowboy, and Black Sun, as well as a number of expressive and acerbic essays. Renowned for inspiring modern environmentalists—though his interests ranged as widely as the landscapes he loved—Abbey offers an entertaining introduction to his writing, including excerpts from the autobiographical Desert Solitaire, in addition to his own sketches illustrating the text throughout.
There's the road! she thought, and she dug out the map that Karen had emailed her. Three Rhoades Road—unusual name, she mused.
Author: S. Mary Scott
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing
Abbey's Still is the story of four women, living in two different eras, who must find empowerment within themselves. Melissa is a chef traveling back east to finally settle down. She's looking for independence and success in her own business, although it wouldn't hurt for her to find love in her life along the way. Eventually, she reunites with her old friend Karen and the two of them open up a restaurant together. Abbey and Sally are two women living in the 1920s. While they are thrilled by all of the new modern conveniences of the day, they're not so thrilled with a new set of laws prohibiting alcohol. Abbey's husband responds by building a still that is found decades later by Melissa and Karen. Although they are separated by the span of time, there are parallels and similarities in the lives of these four women. Abbey and Sally must fight for power and independence in a repressive era, while Melissa and Karen each struggle to find success, love and fulfillment in their own lives. The two stories interweave in a compelling manner that makes Abbey's Still a timeless story that is easily relatable to readers of all ages and both sexes. S. Mary Scott grew up in Southern New Jersey and spent most of her adult life living all around the country. Currently she resides in the Finger Lakes area of Western New York. She often uses the area around where she lives as a backdrop for her stories. Her next book will be titled The Shoes. Publisher's website: http: //sbpra.com/SMaryScott
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Author: Thomas MacFarlane
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
This book presents an analysis of the medley of songs from the Beatles' Abbey Road in order to understand and explain the emergent musical form, and to clarify the relationships between music recording and music composition, drawing conclusions about musical form and practice in the recording process of the 1970s and beyond.
The music world didn't have recording facilities anything like Abbey Road and its opening led the way for many other companies to build independent studios.
Author: Brian Southall
Publisher: Omnibus Press
The Beatles' final album made London's Abbey Road recording studios forever famous. But from their 1931 opening, the studios had exerted a unique appeal for almost everyone who recorded there. This revised and updated edition includes previously unseen pictures.
14.95 Book ( 19321 ) . prices in US $ from Liverpool to Abbey Road learn to play the guitar using 33 hits by Lennon & McCartney This easy - to - use ...
Author: John Lennon
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
A basic course designed to teach the fundamentals of guitar while playing 33 all-time Lennon & McCartney hits. Songs include: Yesterday; Michelle; Hey Jude; Yellow Submarine; Revolution; Here, There and Everywhere; Norwegian Wood; Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da; Eleanor Rigby and many others. The CD demonstrates songs in the styles of the originals.
This book is a celebration of the impact and influence the Beatles have had on their generation and the one that followed, on both sides of the Atlantic. It contains interviews with major recording stars including the Rolling Stones, Sting, Billy Joel, Eagles, Steven Tyler, Brian Wilson, Jimmy Page, Elton John, David Bowie and others who were witness to history. A Walk Down Abbey Road also contains interviews with the four Beatles. What sets this book apart from all others is the wide variety of exclusive interviews. A Walk Down Abbey Road contains personal recollections and memories from major music personalities as told directly to the author. It is not designed to go head-to-head with any of the Beatles biographies or critiques, but to provide a multifaceted set of viewpoints. Over the years the author has worked with the individual members as well as Yoko Ono, Sean Lennon and Julian Lennon. His Beatles experience is firsthand. The material is augmented with brief set ups and photos to compliment the interviews. Micky Dolenz, the drummer and lead vocalist with the rock band, The Monkees, has written the forward. Micky is currently touring with Mike Nesmith celebrating the music of The Monkees.
Just west of Blanding, Utah, they stop and scout out Comb Wash, where a new road is being paved, and construction vehicles seem to be left unattended at ...
Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning
Category: Literary Criticism
A Study Guide for Edward Abbey's "The Monkey Wrench Gang," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.
EVEN IF THE MILWAUKEE ROAD WASN'T WALLY ABBEY'S favorite railroad, you might have thought otherwise based on the body of work he created once he arrived at ...
Author: Scott Lothes
Publisher: Indiana University Press
From the late 1940s onward, Wallace W. Abbey masterfully combined journalistic and artistic vision to transform everyday transportation moments into magical photographs. Abbey, a photographer, journalist, historian, and railroad industry executive, helped people from many different backgrounds understand and appreciate what was taken for granted: a world of locomotives, passenger trains, big-city terminals, small-town depots, and railroaders. During his lifetime he witnessed and photographed sweeping changes in the railroading industry from the steam era to the era of diesel locomotives and electronic communication. Wallace W. Abbey: A Life in Railroad Photography profiles the life and work of this legendary photographer and showcases the transformation of transportation and photography after World War II. Featuring more than 175 exquisite photographs in an oversized format, Wallace W. Abbey is an outstanding tribute to a gifted artist and the railroads he loved.