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By Bernard Quetchenbach

ISBN-10: 0870718878

ISBN-13: 9780870718878

The compelling essays in Bernard Quetchenbach’s Accidental Gravity flow from upstate long island to the western usa, from city and suburban areas to wild lands. within the first portion of the e-book, he makes a speciality of suburban neighborhoods, the place citizens reply ambivalently to golf-course ducks and different unruly typical presences; within the moment part, he juxtaposes those humanized areas with Yellowstone nationwide Park. Quetchenbach writes approximately present environmental matters within the larger Yellowstone area—wildfire, invasive species, ever-increasing numbers of tourists—in the context of weather switch and different modern pressures.


Accidental Gravity negotiates the tough area among a naive trust in an everlasting, unassailable wildlife and the both naive trust that human lifestyles occurs in a few unnatural, extra mediated context. The identify refers back to the unintentional yet still significant nexus the place the private meets and combines with the universal—those serendipitous moments while the person lifestyles connects to the bigger rhythms of time and planet.


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