The Resource Accidental gravity : residents, travelers, and the landscape of memory, Bernard Quetchenbach

Accidental gravity : residents, travelers, and the landscape of memory, Bernard Quetchenbach

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Accidental gravity : residents, travelers, and the landscape of memory
Title
Accidental gravity
Title remainder
residents, travelers, and the landscape of memory
Statement of responsibility
Bernard Quetchenbach
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The compelling essays in Bernard Quetchenbach's Accidental Gravity move from upstate New York to the western United States, from urban and suburban places to wild lands. In the first section of the book, he focuses on suburban neighborhoods, where residents respond ambivalently to golf-course geese and other unruly natural presences; in the second section, he juxtaposes these humanized places with Yellowstone National Park. Quetchenbach writes about current environmental issues in the Greater Yellowstone area--wildfire, invasive species, ever-increasing numbers of tourists--in the context of climate change and other contemporary pressures. Accidental Gravity negotiates the difficult edge between a naive belief in an enduring, unassailable natural world and the equally naive belief that human life takes place in some unnatural, more mediated context. The title refers to the accidental but nonetheless meaningful nexus where the personal meets and combines with the universal--those serendipitous moments when the individual life connects to the larger rhythms of time and planet"--
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
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Quetchenbach, Bernard W.
Dewey number
814/.6
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3617.U49
LC item number
A6 2017
Literary form
essays
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Nature and civilization
  • Environmental protection
  • LITERARY COLLECTIONS
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • NATURE
  • Environmental protection
  • Nature and civilization
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Accidental gravity : residents, travelers, and the landscape of memory, Bernard Quetchenbach
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the music of circumstance -- I -- Peregrines -- You Can't Always Want What You Want -- Canadas -- Summertime -- Ferry Crossing -- Black-Throated Blue -- Thing in the Woods -- II -- Travelers -- In Wonderland -- The Woods are Burning -- Red Summer -- Invaders -- A Good Bear -- Confluence -- Coda -- Billings, Montana
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 226 pages
Isbn
9780870718878
Lccn
2016056185
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Provided through the generosity of The Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)961204732
  • (OCoLC)ocn961204732
Label
Accidental gravity : residents, travelers, and the landscape of memory, Bernard Quetchenbach
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the music of circumstance -- I -- Peregrines -- You Can't Always Want What You Want -- Canadas -- Summertime -- Ferry Crossing -- Black-Throated Blue -- Thing in the Woods -- II -- Travelers -- In Wonderland -- The Woods are Burning -- Red Summer -- Invaders -- A Good Bear -- Confluence -- Coda -- Billings, Montana
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 226 pages
Isbn
9780870718878
Lccn
2016056185
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Provided through the generosity of The Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)961204732
  • (OCoLC)ocn961204732

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