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The Life and Legacy of EdWard Abbey James Bishop Jr. Atheneum, $22 (254p) ISBN 0-639-12195-4
Bishop, a freelance writer, here offers a lengthy eulogy of the iconoclastic author Edward Abbey (1927-1989), who was noted for both fiction (The Monkey Wrench Gang) and nonfiction (Desert Solitaire) that raged against the technological forces threatening to destroy the natural world. Formerly a park ranger, Abbey explored his beloved …