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6/15/2016
When: Wednesday, June 15, 2016
7-8 PM
Where: Creek Bend Nature Center
37W700 Dean St.
St. Charles, Illinois  60175
United States
Contact: 6304443190

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This monthly gathering is designed for book-lovers and nature enthusiasts. Every month we'll discuss a book about the environment, nature, or related topics. The books will be both non-fiction and fiction, covering a broad range of environmental issues. A diversity of viewpoints will be represented. The discussions are sure to be lively and informative!

The Monkey Wrench Gang by Edward Abbey (1975) – An incendiary call to protect the American wilderness. The story centers on Vietnam veteran George Washington Hayduke III, who returns to the desert to find his beloved canyons and rivers threatened by industrial development. On a rafting trip down the Colorado River, Hayduke joins forces with feminist saboteur Bonnie Abbzug, wilderness guide Seldom Seen Smith, and billboard torcher Doc Sarvis, M.D., and together they wander off to wage war on the big yellow machines, on dam builders and road builders and strip miners. As they do, his characters voice Abbey's concerns about wilderness preservation. Moving from one improbable situation to the next, packing more adventure into the space of a few weeks than most real people do in a lifetime, the motley gang puts fear into the hearts of their enemies, laughing all the while. It's comic, yes, and required reading for anyone who has come to love the desert. 



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