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Tales of Sustenance and Purification in the American West
Publisher: Pgw Published: Sep 15 2009 Pages: 206 Weight: 0.60lbs. Height: 8.75" Width: 4.75" Depth: 0.50" Language: English
In this free-spirited collection of essays, Page Stegner weaves natural history, conservation polemic, ecology, and wilderness adventures on a number of the West's major white-water rivers. Stegner moves effortlessly from his own experiences on the Colorado, Yampa, Green, San Juan, Dolores, and Missouri rivers to first explorations by historical figures such as Lewis and Clark and John Wesley Powell, to modern controversies that threaten the continued unspoiled isolation of these special places.
From its opening essay recalling a hilarious, albeit hazardous, journey down the Owyhee River in southeastern Oregon to the final episode on Lake Powell, Stegner's narrative is rich in vivid detail, laced with sardonic humor, and always grounded in a passion for the West both its past and the promise of its future.