Wild Rides and Wild Flowers: Philosophy and Botany with Bikes
Place Published: Salt Lake City, UT
Publisher: Torrey House Press
Date Published: 2014
Edition: First edition
Book Id: 39332
364 pp. [20 cm]; pictorial wraps.
Written over several years and edited together from their column of the same name (published in the Salt Lake Observer and Catalyst Magazine), Abbott and Rushforth's book is a profound conversation and meditation on nature, philosophy, and aging. The book is an honest exploration of what is constant and what changes in our lives and environments. Through the lens of the authors' tales of dedicated biking and exploration on the Great Western Trail in the foothills of Mount Timpanogas, Wild Rides and Wild Flowers makes for profound and entertaining reading."Professors Abbott and Rushforth describe their fall from the path of righteousness and their descent/ascent into nature. It's like 'Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance' meets 'Desert Solitaire' in Utah County." --Scott Carrier, author of 'Prisoner of Zion: Mormons, Muslims, and Other Misadventures' and 'Running after Antelope'.