The Monkey Wrench Gang

10 best books like The Monkey Wrench Gang (Edward Abbey): A Sand County Almanac and Sketches Here and There, Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water, Encounters with the Archdruid, The Lost Grizzlies: A Search for Survivors in the Colorado Wilderness, The Secret Knowledge of Water, A Language Older Than Words, Confessions of an Eco-Warrior, Walking It Off: A Veteran's Chronicle of War and Wilderness, Desert Notes: Reflections in the Eye of a Raven / River Notes: The Dance of Herons, Edward Abbey: A Life

AuthorAldo Leopold
First published in 1949, A Sand County Almanac combines some of the finest nature writing since Thoreau with an outspoken and highly ethical regard for America's relationship to the land.

Written with an unparalleled understanding of the ways of nature, the book includes a section on the...
AuthorMarc Reisner
The story of the American West is the story of a relentless quest for a precious resource: water. It is a tale of rivers diverted and dammed, of political corruption and intrigue, of billion-dollar battles over water rights, of ecologic and economic disaster. In Cadillac Desert Marc Reisner writes...
AuthorJohn McPhee
The narratives in this book are of journeys made in three wildernesses - on a coastal island, in a Western mountain range, and on the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon. The four men portrayed here have different relationships to their environment, and they encounter each other on mountain trails, in...
AuthorRick Bass
Do grizzly bears still wander the San Juan Mountains of Colorado, where they have long been considered extinct? If so, can they elude the naturalists determined to prove that these bears, smarter than all other bears, survive in the mountain wilderness? Rick Bass, along with veteran grizzly expert...
AuthorCraig Childs
The "essence of the American desert," as the subtitle of Craig Childs's book has it, is water. A desert, by definition, lacks it, but when water does come, it comes in torrential, sometimes devastating abundance. Childs, a thirtysomething desert rat with a vast knowledge of the Southwest's remote...
AuthorDerrick Jensen
At once a beautifully poetic memoir and an exploration of the various ways we live in the world, A Language Older Than Words explains violence as a pathology that touches every aspect of our lives and indeed affects all aspects of life on Earth. This chronicle of a young man's drive to transcend domestic...
AuthorDave Foreman
Before they were taken over by politically correct left coast weenies Foremans Earth First! was a very cool thing. They were "redneck hippies" who had a love for American wilderness and took radical steps to conserve it. Written after the FBI's attempt to set him up on bogus charges and after he left EF!...
AuthorDoug Peacock
When he wrote The Monkey Wrench Gang in 1975, Edward Abbey became the spokesperson for a generation of Americans angered by the unthinking destruction of our natural heritage. Without consultation, Abbey based the central character of eco-guerilla George Washington Hayduke on his friend Doug Peacock....
AuthorBarry Lopez
Here, for the first time in one volume, are two of Lopez's masterpieces, "River Notes and "Desert Notes. From the thundering power of the river's swift current, to the stillness of clear freshwater pools; to desert springs, birds and wind, and rattlesnakes . . . and the terrible intrusion of man, Lopez...
AuthorJames M. Cahalan
“The best biography ever about Ed. Cahalan’s meticulous research and thoughtful interviews have made this book the authoritative source for Abbey scholars and fans alike.” —Doug Peacock, author, environmentalist activist and explorer, and the inspiration for Hayduke in The Monkey Wrench...
AuthorW.L. Rusho
Everett Ruess, the young poet and artist who disappeared into the desert canyonlands of Utah in 1934, has become widely known posthumously as the spokesman for the spirit of the high desert. Many have been inspired by his intense search for adventure, leaving behind the amenities of a comfortable life....
AuthorCharles Bowden
In the promised land of the Sunbelt, people come by the thousands to escape the crush of Eastern cities and end up duplicating the very world they have fled. Can the land remain unchanged?

In Blue Desert, Charles Bowden presents a view of the Southwest that seeks to measure how rapid growth has...
AuthorTerry Tempest Williams
This is a quick read, more of a journal than a novel, written from her experiences traveling in the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge, at home in Castle Rock Utah, and visiting with Congress in D.C. Williams is always a good author to turn to when I need to re-affirm my commitment to a strong value of wildland...
AuthorMary Hunter Austin
“Between the high Sierras south from Yosemite—east and south over a very great assemblage of broken ranges beyond Death Valley, and on illimitably into the Mojave Desert” is the territory that Mary Austin calls the Land of Little Rain. In this classic collection of meditations on the wonders...
AuthorDonald Worster
When Henry David Thoreau went for his daily walk, he would consult his instincts on which direction to follow. More often than not his inner compass pointed west or southwest. "The future lies that way to me," he explained, "and the earth seems more unexhausted and richer on that side." In his own imaginative...
© BooksList.Best 2023