Adios Amigos: Tales of Sustenance and Purification in the American West

Adios Amigos: Tales of Sustenance and Purification in the American West

by Page Stegner

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Adios Amigos: Tales of Sustenance and Purification in the American West by Page Stegner

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781582435374
Publisher: Counterpoint Press
Publication date: 11/01/2009
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 4.70(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Adios Amigos 1

Into the Madcap Unknown 25

Deep Ecology 61

Missouri Breaks 95

Nuestra Señora de los Dolores 127

The Bright Edge of the World 145

This Is Dinosaur? 167

The Jewel of the Colorado 191

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