Desert Solitaire Topics for Discussion

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What are Edward Abbey's views regarding the environment?

Why does Abbey call himself a desert rat?

List Abbey's suggestions for compromise when it comes to national park development.

Describe two ways one might find potable water in the desert.

Describe the processes that cause natural arches and canyons.

Of what importance is uranium to the desert Southwest?

List the different kinds of petroglyphs illustrated in the book.

Why is Abbey against putting a paved road into Arches National Monument?

What are the major natural characteristics of the desert in spring, summer and fall?

What are the things that Abbey looks forward to upon his return to the East Coast?

What is The Maze and why do so few people visit this area?

Research Edward Abbey's life and death. What is unique and appropriate about the way he was buried?

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