The monkey wrench gang

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(1)
4 star
 
(0)
3 star
 
(2)
2 star
 
(0)
1 star
 
(0)
Author:
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Description

Edward Abbey called The Monkey Wrench Gang a "comic extravaganza," which it is, although one with a clear, serious message: to protect the American wilderness from the forces of commercial enterprise. The story centers on George Hayduke, an ex-Green Beret and Vietnam vet, who returns to the Southwestern desert after the war to find his beloved canyons and rivers threatened by industrial development. On a whitewater rafting trip down the Colorado River, Hayduke joins forces with three others who share his indignation and want to do something about it: feminist saboteur and Bronx exile Bonnie Abzug, wilderness guide and outcast Mormon Seldom Seen Smith, and libertarian billboard torcher Doc Sarvis, M.D. Together they venture off to become eco-raiders, waging war on the strip miners, clear-cutters, and the highway, dam, and bridge builders who are turning their natural habitat into a wasteland. The misadventures of this motley group make for an uproarious blend of chaos, conflict, and comedy.

Also in this Series
More Like This
More Details
ISBN:
9780062357267
038071339
9780795317361
094268818
9781452626918
9780060956448
Reading Level:
UG
Level 5.5, 20 Points
Lexile measure:
860L
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 25d3542d-c205-eb83-0a4f-fc8e8d04a9a3
Grouping Title monkey wrench gang
Grouping Author abbey edward
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-07-15 23:02:48PM
Last Indexed 2018-07-15 23:36:04PM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level UG
accelerated_reader_point_value 20
accelerated_reader_reading_level 5.5
author Edward Abbey
author_display Abbey, Edward
available_at_catalog Main Kids, Main Library, Thompson Lane
collection_catalog Fiction
detailed_location_catalog Main Library - Adult Fiction, Thompson Lane - Adult Fiction
display_description

Vietnam veteran George Washington Hayduke III returns home to the desert only to find his beloved canyons and rivers now threatened by industrial development. Joining forces with Bronx exile and feminist saboteur Bonnie Abzug, wilderness guide and social outcast Mormon Seldom Seen Smith, and libertarian billboard torcher Doc Sarvis, M.D., Hayduke is ready to fight the power and take on the strip miners, clear cutters, as well as the highway, dam, and bridge builders who are threatening to destroy the natural habitat.

With the Monkey Wrench Gang newly formed, the team sets out to destroy eyesores and protect their environment's natural beauty. This wildly funny and infinitely wise novel is among Abbey's most famous works of fiction. It was, in fact, so influential that the term "monkey wrench" became a blanket term for any activity performed in the name of environmental preservation.

format_catalog Book, eAudiobook, eBook
format_category_catalog Audio Books, Books, eBook
id 25d3542d-c205-eb83-0a4f-fc8e8d04a9a3
isbn 038071339, 094268818, 9780060956448, 9780062357267, 9780795317361, 9781452626918
item_details ils:CARL0000069210|35192023895521|Thompson Lane - Adult Fiction|Fiction Abbey|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||TL||, ils:CARL0000069210|35192042619027|Main Library - Adult Fiction|Fiction Abbey|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||MN||, overdrive:6900b4e9-73a5-4166-a94e-1f0c22dc6c4c|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|1|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,Kindle Book,OverDrive Read|Available Online||||, overdrive:94c7baf4-e582-414e-8254-ad7657b76563|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eAudiobook|Audio Books|1|false|true|OverDrive|||OverDrive MP3 Audiobook,OverDrive Listen|Checked Out||||
itype_catalog , Book
last_indexed 2018-07-16T04:36:04.709Z
lexile_score 860
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
local_callnumber_catalog Fiction Abbey
owning_library_catalog Nashville Public Library
owning_location_catalog Main Kids, Main Library, Thompson Lane
primary_isbn 9780062357267
publishDate 1985, 2011, 2012
record_details ils:CARL0000069210|Book|Books||English|Avon,|1985, c1975.|346 p. ; 21 cm., overdrive:6900b4e9-73a5-4166-a94e-1f0c22dc6c4c|eBook|eBook||English|RosettaBooks|2011|, overdrive:94c7baf4-e582-414e-8254-ad7657b76563|eAudiobook|Audio Books||English|Tantor Media|2012|
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_catalog
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:CARL0000069210 35192042619027 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000069210 35192023895521 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
overdrive:6900b4e9-73a5-4166-a94e-1f0c22dc6c4c -1 Available Online Available Online false true true false false false
overdrive:94c7baf4-e582-414e-8254-ad7657b76563 -1 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false false
subject_facet Arizona -- Fiction
title_display The monkey wrench gang
title_full The Monkey Wrench Gang, The monkey wrench gang / Edward Abbey
title_short The monkey wrench gang
title_sub
topic_facet Fiction, Literature, Thriller