Read the first chapter of Hayduke Lives!, the posthumous book by the late novelist, essayist, and environmental advocate.
Novelist, essayist, and journalist, Ed Abbey wrote Hayduke Lives! to entertain his friends and aggravate his enemies.
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"What is this thing? What shall we call this creature, dimly seen within its veil of dust and smoke? It is the Giant Earth Mover, GOLIATH the G.E.M. of Arizona , the Super-G.E.M., a Bucyrus-Erie walking dragline, world's largest mobile land machine."
WILLIAM E. FERGUSON
"One hundred feet above the buried turtle, the near-dead juniper, the flattened-out canyon floor, the man on the horse sat quietly in the saddle and watched, listened, waited."
"Like all desert turtles, he knows his home, loves it, stays there, guards it."