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Desert Rims to Mountains High

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ISBN-10: 0871089866

ISBN-13: 9780871089861

Edition: N/A

Authors: Richard F. Fleck

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Inspired by his ranger days in Rocky Mountain National Park more than forty-five years ago as well as more recent rambles, Richard Fleck has created these descriptive essays that take readers from shimmering desert heat to snowy summits. Fleck has expanded his acclaimed book Breaking Through the Clouds (2004) to create a new book that concentrates on the intermountain American West. This edition includes counterpoint experiences in the desert, canyon lands, and dry prairie far below the summits of the lofty peaks, such as Death Valley, Grand Gulch, Grand Canyon, and the Great Sand Dunes. His literary model was Edward Abbey’s Desert Solitaire and his intent is to involve readers with an…    
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Book details

List price: $32.99
Publisher: West Margin Press
Publication date: 9/16/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 224
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Richard F. Fleck is author of Desert Rims to Mountains High, and also the foreword writer for the WestWinds Press Literary Naturalist Series. A professor of American literature for some fifty years, Fleck earned a PhD from the University of New Mexico (1970), and taught at the University of Wyoming, Osaka University, Japan, as well as Prescott College, the University of Northern Colorado, and the University of Bologna, Italy. At age seventy-five he remains active by climbing mountains and guiding Sierra Club hikes in Colorado and Utah and teaches occasional classes for Colorado Heights University. At age seventy-five he remains active by climbing mountains and guiding Sierra Club hikes in…