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The Serpents of Paradise: A Reader
SKU: sop/798/650
Binding: Hardcover: 400 pages

The late Abbey was not only a singularly talented novelist some of whose books have acquired cult status (The Brave Cowboy; The Monkey Wrench Gang; The Fool's Progress), but also a polemicist of considerable force and an eloquent essayist. This anthology, edited by his longtime editor and friend Macrae, makes for a splendid summary of his best work?though it does not slight his faults. Abbey was above all a committed craftsman ("I write to make a difference"); and his passions?about the rape by ranchers and the industrial powers of his beloved Western desert country, the progressive disintegration of the quality of modern life, the dread development that would "democratize" wilderness by making it easily accessible to all?are on plain view. So, too, are his liabilities: his occasional outbursts of xenophobia and old-fashioned sexism, his gleefully overweening destructive fantasies. Abbey was an anarchist at heart, an often difficult loner who would probably find life unendurable in any organized, populous society. But as an analyst and gadfly of so many contemporary absurdities, and as a powerfully lyrical chronicler of desert solitudes and communion with nonhuman nature (something like Barry Lopez in a snit), he is in a class by himself. Anyone who doesn't already know his work will find this volume, culled from more than a dozen books of fiction and nonfiction, an addictive introduction.

£6.99
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Slickrock - Endangered Canyons of the Southwest
SKU: s/660/000

This a lovely book - cover is a little dirty with spine creases, etc. but inside pages are very good. 1971 and has Ed Abbey's name signed inside.

The focus of this book is on one partof the Earth that is still almost as it was before man began to tinker with the land - a piece of wild Utah that ought to remain that way.

£69.00
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Solar Energy and Building - S V Szokoley
SKU: 081210/950/675
Binding: Hardcover: 148 pages

This is a very nice large, hardcover book, in slightly used condition. Book is called Solar Energy and Building. Contains chapters on; Context and principles. It is an ex library book with the usual stickers.

This is a 'second edition' which is marked as Reprinted 1978. The book is packed with diagrams and calculations.

£4.95
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Solar Energy and Building - S V Szokoley 2nd edition
SKU: 081206/934/450
Binding: Hardcover: 120 pages

This is a very nice large, hardcover book, in excellent condition. Book is called Solar Energy and Building. Contains chapters on; Context and principles.

This is a 'second edition' which is marked as Reprinted 1978. The book is packed with diagrams and calculations.

£6.95
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Solar Fun Book 18 Projects for the Weekend Builder
SKU: sfb/347/000
Binding: Paperback: 120 pages

Solar hotdogs anyone? Science teacher John Barling shows how to build powered solar hot dog cooker and 17 other 'home appliances' using inexpensive recycled and new materials.

£5.50
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The Monkey Wrench Gang Mass Market Paperback
SKU: mwg/205/000
Binding: Paperback
Audacious, controversial and hilarious, The Monkey Wrench Gang is Edward Abbey's masterpiece - a big, boisterous and unforgettable novel about freedom and commitment that ignited the flames of environmental activism. 
 
Throughout the vast American West, nature is being vicitimized by a Big Government / Big Business conspiracy of bridges, dams and concrete. But a motley gang of individuals has decided that enough is enough. A burnt-out veteran, a mad doctor and a polygamist join forces in a noble cause: to dismantle the machinery of progress through peaceful means, or otherwise.
£4.49
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The Monkey Wrench Gang Mass Market Paperback.
SKU: mwg2/205/0001
Binding: Paperback
Audacious, controversial and hilarious, The Monkey Wrench Gang is Edward Abbey's masterpiece - a big, boisterous and unforgettable novel about freedom and commitment that ignited the flames of environmental activism. 
 
Throughout the vast American West, nature is being vicitimized by a Big Government / Big Business conspiracy of bridges, dams and concrete. But a motley gang of individuals has decided that enough is enough. A burnt-out veteran, a mad doctor and a polygamist join forces in a noble cause: to dismantle the machinery of progress through peaceful means, or otherwise.
£6.00
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