Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Slickrock” as Want to Read:
Blank 133x176
Slickrock
 
by
Edward Abbey
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Slickrock

by
4.12  ·  Rating details ·  49 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
A book which describes the unique beauty and fragile ecology of Utah, which was, at time of writing, already threatened by destruction due to tourism, pollution, etc. Illustrated throughout with lush, color photography by Philip Hyde. Text by Edward Abbey. Scores of dazzling color photographs taken of what Abbey described as "the one part of Earth that is still almost as i ...more
Paperback, 143 pages
Published August 1st 1987 by Peregrine Smith Books (first published January 1st 1971)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Slickrock, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Slickrock

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30)
Rating details
Sort: Default
|
Filter
Tina Cipolla
Oct 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I like Edward Abbey more and more and more everytime I read him. I particularly love that in this book he makes an impassioned argument for the removal of that hideous dam at Glen Canyon that gives us the biggest, nastiest eyesore in the West, Lake Powell. I have never read a book that describes so well what is wrong with these resevoirs, and I love that Abbey was able to put into compelling prose my feelings exactly.

Additionally, Abbey manages to convey the stark beauty of the Escalante region
...more
Dan
Jun 28, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a fantastic book. Abbey is at the top of his game as an essayist. I don't think there is a better advocate for wilderness around. I wish he was still writing. The pictures by Hyde are stellar considering the Kodachrome used in 1971. Its a seminal work in the wilderness canon. Layout is a little clunky.
R. Hill
Dec 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
An awesome description of some places that I hold dear to my heart but will never see since they have been flooded out of existence. So sad. Is there any resource on Earth that we are prepared to spare?
Haleem
rated it liked it
Aug 09, 2014
Martin
rated it really liked it
Nov 12, 2011
Michael Degnan
rated it it was amazing
May 28, 2016
Michael Pancier
rated it really liked it
Feb 21, 2015
Richard Hoadley
rated it liked it
Aug 05, 2008
Jeff
rated it it was amazing
Nov 30, 2013
Milo
rated it really liked it
Nov 17, 2008
Jason Florence
rated it really liked it
May 08, 2008
Pat
rated it it was amazing
Mar 01, 2017
Theresa
rated it it was amazing
Nov 05, 2007
Walter E. Anderson
rated it it was amazing
Feb 13, 2014
Amy Pajewski
rated it it was amazing
Jun 21, 2013
Maureen
rated it really liked it
Nov 16, 2012
Dan
rated it really liked it
Jun 09, 2016
Rick Adamson
rated it really liked it
Jan 31, 2017
Tom Spille
rated it it was amazing
May 18, 2014
Jeremy Childs
rated it really liked it
Aug 22, 2012
Wayne
rated it liked it
Oct 04, 2007
Rod
rated it it was amazing
Feb 02, 2015
Bob Van Arsdale
rated it liked it
Feb 08, 2014
Jeffrey
rated it really liked it
Dec 15, 2009
Christopher
rated it really liked it
Jun 15, 2012
Peter Tillman
rated it liked it
Aug 04, 2017
Skip Stein
rated it it was amazing
Jan 17, 2014
Gary Mcdaniel
rated it liked it
Jan 04, 2015
Henry
rated it liked it
Jul 30, 2012
Jason
rated it liked it
Jun 04, 2008
« previous 1 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
825 followers
Edward Paul Abbey (1927–1989) was an American author and essayist noted for his advocacy of environmental issues, criticism of public land policies, and anarchist political views.

Abbey attended college in New Mexico and then worked as a park ranger and fire lookout for the National Park Service in the Southwest. It was during this time that he developed the relationship with the area’s environment
...more
More about Edward Abbey
No trivia or quizzes yet. Add some now »