By Edward Abbey
During this clever and lyrical publication approximately landscapes of the desolate tract and the brain, Edward Abbey courses us past the wall of town and asphalt belting of superhighways to important wallet of wasteland that reach from the inner of Alaska to the dry lands of Mexico.
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