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Wild Rides and Wildflowers
Philosophy and Botany with Bikes
By (author): Scott Abbott By (author): Sam Rushforth
9781937226237 Paperback, Trade English General Trade NATURE / Environmental Conservation & Protection Apr 04, 2014
$23.95 CAD
Active 5.25 x 8 x 0.77 in | 340 gr 377 pages Torrey House Press
"Abbott and Rushforth have a knack for entertaining readers."
BOOKLIST

Two university professors set out to repeatedly bike the Great Western Trail
, observing and writing about its variations with every season. The accounts of their adventures, however, refuse to be limited to flora and fauna. InWild Rides and Wildflowers, Abbott and Rushforth share their deeply personal explorations of the male psyche, true friendship, biking, and botany.

SCOTT ABBOTT is the author of a book about Freemasonry and the German novel, and of two books about travel and literature (with Zarko Radakovic):Repetitions and Vampires andA Reasonable Dictionary. He was the jazz critic for theSalt Lake Observer and has translated several works by Austrian writer Peter Handke. He is professor of integrated studies, philosophy, and humanities at Utah Valley University.

SAM RUSHFORTH is former dean of the College of Science and Health at Utah Valley University. Under his watch, the university has grown to thirty–three thousand students. He studies aquatic botany and wetland ecology and has published more than one hundred papers and books. He has mentored nearly forty graduate students, who are now working all over the world. He lives in Orem, Utah. â??

SCOTT ABBOTT is the author of a book about Freemasonry and the German novel, and of two books about travel and literature (with Zarko Radakovic):Repetitions and Vampires andA Reasonable Dictionary. He was the jazz critic for theSalt Lake Observer and has translated several works by Austrian writer Peter Handke. He is professor of integrated studies, philosophy, and humanities at Utah Valley University.

SAM RUSHFORTH is former dean of the College of Science and Health at Utah Valley University. Under his watch, the university has grown to thirty–three thousand students. He studies aquatic botany and wetland ecology and has published more than one hundred papers and books. He has mentored nearly forty graduate students, who are now working all over the world. He lives in Orem, Utah.

"Abbott and Rushforth have a knack for entertaining readers."
BOOKLIST

"Wild Rides provides an intimate glimpse into the minds and hearts of two men, and the outcome is both surprising and refreshing."
DESERET NEWS

"A highly versatile, smart, entertaining, incredibly informative book for readers of all ages and interests. Abbott and Rushforth's literary counterpoint and harmonizing are as humorously engaging as they are elucidating."
THE UTAH REVIEW

"Ride along with Sam and Scott through spectacular landscape and share their vast knowledge of its many plants and creatures and the way their lives—and ours—turn with each new season."
CHIP WARD, author ofStony Mesa Sagas

"It's likeZen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance meetsDesert Solitaire in Utah County."
SCOTT CARRIER, author ofRunning After Antelope

"Sometimes you have to get on the bike and go out with the wild things if you're going to get there at all. Scott Abbott and Sam Rushforth show us the way. Mount up. Here's our ticket to ride."
CHARLES BOWDEN, author ofBlues for Cannibals

"Following the conversations and adventures of Scott and Sam in this work was a delight—my only complaint is that I was stung by an absolute desire to join them. The gusto and passion they have for this land comes through on every page."
STEVEN L. PECK, author ofThe Scholar of Moab

"Imagine Plato'sPhaedrus and a field guide to Utah fauna and flora left in an inside pocket of a sweaty, oft–used CamelBak get acquainted and copulate. The wise progeny, scratched and scented, philosophizing its way out, would beWild Rides and Wildflowers."
THE PROVO CANYON REVIEW

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