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By Bernard Quetchenbach

The compelling essays in Bernard Quetchenbach’s Accidental Gravity flow from upstate big apple to the western usa, from city and suburban areas to wild lands. within the first component to the ebook, he specializes in suburban neighborhoods, the place citizens reply ambivalently to golf-course ducks and different unruly common 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 swap and different modern pressures.

 

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

 

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