The monkey wrench gang
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.
Level 5.5, 20 Points
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|Grouping Title||monkey wrench gang|
|Grouping Author||abbey edward|
|Last Grouping Update||2018-09-19 23:18:15PM|
|Last Indexed||2018-09-20 00:04:25AM|
|detailed_location_catalog||Main Library - Adult Fiction, Thompson Lane - Adult Fiction|
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.
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|format_category_catalog||Audio Books, Books, eBook|
|isbn||038071339, 094268818, 9780060956448, 9780062357267, 9780795317361, 9781452626918|
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|owning_library_catalog||Nashville Public Library|
|owning_location_catalog||Main Kids, Main Library, Thompson Lane|
|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||
|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|
|topic_facet||Fiction, Literature, Thriller|