Beyond the Wall: Essays from the Outside by Edward Abbey

By Edward Abbey

During this clever and lyrical ebook approximately landscapes of the wilderness and the brain, Edward Abbey courses us past the wall of the town and asphalt belting of superhighways to big wallet of wasteland that extend from the inner of Alaska to the dry lands of Mexico.

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Under certain circumstances the reciprocal effects thus provoked can become so large and so aggressive that the zone of interaction in the lower levels of the atmosphere extends downwards in the form of funnel-shaped clouds. This leads to the general formation of tornadoes and the violent cyclonic storms which have long been known in equatorial regions. Through these powerful interactions, water-vapour will be forced into localised concentrations, resulting in the formation of heavy thunderstorms and the occurrence of cloudbursts.

Within a few centuries, as science has calculated, the last reserves of oil will have been extracted from the Earth. If we continue to busy ourselves in the same old way, we will have to search for other sources of energy since the loss of these energies would signal the end of our civilisation. Science earnestly endeavours to discover new forms of energy and also believes these can be obtained through research into cosmic energies. However this pursuit demonstrates not only an almost boundless bias in thinking, but also furnishes irrefutable proof of the untenability of scientific endeavours and objectives.

The cumulative effect of these will result initially in localised explosions, eruptions or earthquakes, and subsequently in ruptures of the Earth's surface. This will provoke the sudden release and elevation of gaseous carbone groups. These relatively elementary substances will first interact with atmospheric oxygen only at great altitudes, and in various hot zones will trigger off a regional redistribution, causing sudden cold spells and the movement of stronger or weaker air currents. In equatorial zones the ascent of these carbones will be enhanced by the stronger reflection of heat.

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