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Rear cover notes: "Bates Wilson was a force of nature, like a river. Or a flash flood. And the course he carved through the desert landscape is still apparent today. Though he never received a high school diploma, Bates became one of the most respected men in the National Park Service. Canyonlands National Park today stands as a testament to his singular love of place, his ability to transcend political partisanship, and his damned good dutch oven cooking. Anyone who ate with Bates in Canyon country was made a believer in its worth and beauty. Anyone who ate with Bates became his friend. He was admired by a certain young ranger named Edward Abbey, and developed a life-long friendship with Secretary of the Interior Stewart Udall. This is the man responsible for the enduring wildness of the Needles, Maze and Island in the Sky. This cowboy-cum-diplomat is the Father of Canyonlands."
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Book Description Friends of Arches and Canyonlands Parks and the Bates Fund. Paperback. Condition: Good. A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # G0991504003I3N00
Book Description Condition: Acceptable. May have some shelf-wear due to normal use. Seller Inventory # 0KVBKH00AQHN
Book Description Friends of Arches and Canyonlands Parks and the Bates Fund, 2014. Paperback. Condition: GOOD. Has little wear to the cover and pages. Contains some markings such as highlighting and writing. Seller Inventory # 0991504003_abe_gd
Book Description Friends of Arches and Canyonlands Parks and the Bates Fund, 2014. Paperback. Condition: acceptable. Moderate to heavy notes, marking, highlighting, noticeable wear and tear, worn covers, crease pages. Seller Inventory # 0991504003_abe_ac
Book Description Friends of Arches and Canyonlands Parks and the Bates Fund, 2014. Soft cover. Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Seller Inventory # ABE-1538433784587
Book Description Friends of Arches and Canyonlands Parks and the Bates Fund, 2014. Paperback. Condition: VERY GOOD. Pages are intact and are not marred by notes or highlighting, but may contain a neat previous owner name. The spine remains undamaged. Seller Inventory # 0991504003_abe_vg
Book Description Friends of Arches and Canyonlands Parks and the Bates Fund, 2014. Paperback. Condition: LIKE NEW. Publisher overstock copy. 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. Seller Inventory # 0991504003_abe_ln
Book Description Friends of Arches and Canyonlands Parks, Moab, UT, 2014. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Limited Edition. Heavily illustrated biography of Bates Wilson (1912-1983) that also documents the history of Canyonlands Region of Utah. Wilson was an early Superintendent at Arches and Natural Bridges National Monument taking on the role in 1949. He was instrumental in the founding of Canyonlands National Park and was appointed its first Superintendent upon its establishment as a National Park in 1964. Bates Wilson also hired the young Edward Abbey in the 1950s to work as a seasonal ranger at Arches National Monument, he seems to be one of the few people Abbey respected in the National Park Service. Produced in 2014 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Canyonlands National Park, this special edition was published in an edition of 52 copies: 40 clothbound Deluxe Editions numbered 1-40; 10 Leather Deluxe Editions, lettered A-J; and 2 Leather Deluxe Publisher's Editions that are neither numbered or lettered. This is copy # 1 of the Deluxe Editions. It is signed on the title page by the author. xi, , 171,  pp. 4to. Green cloth spine with gold embossed tilting, gray cloth boards with blind embossed symbol of the National Park Service, the ranger hat superimposed over the trademark arrowhead. Clean and crisp within, no dust jacket as issued, matching green cloth slipcase with a photograph of Bates Wilson inset on front board. Signed on the title page by the author. Seller Inventory # 27597