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Abbey, Edward Paul

Born: 1927 AD
Died: 1989 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Authors, Essayists

1927 – Born on the 29th of January in Indiana, Pennsylvania.

1944 – He received a Master’s Degree in philosophy from the University of New Mexico and also studied at

              the University of Edinburgh,Scotland.

1950 – He worked as as seasonal ranger for the United States Park Service at Arches National Monument

                (now a national park), near the town of Moab, Utah.

1968 – He wrote "Desert Solitaire" which he described as an elegy, not a travel guide.

        – He also attacked the "industrial tourism" and resulting development in the national parks ("national

                 parking lots"), railsagainst Glen Canyon Dam, and comments on various other subjects.

1980 – Earth First! ( a radical environmentalist organization) was formed, and he became associated with

                    many of its members, and occasionally wrote for the organization.

1989 – He died on the 14th of March because of complications from surgery.