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The Paradise Notebooks

90 Miles Across the Sierra Nevada

Richard J. Nevle, Steven Nightingale, Mattias Lanas

Hardcover

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Description

In The Paradise Notebooks, Richard J. Nevle and Steven Nightingale take us across the spectacular Sierra Nevada mountain range on a journey illuminated by incandescent poetry and fascinating fact.

Over the course of twenty-one pairs of short essays, Nevle and Nightingale contemplate the natural phenomena found in the Sierra Nevada. From granite to aspen, to fire, to a rare, endemic species of butterfly, these essay pairs explore the natural history and mystical wonder of each element with a balanced and captivating touch. As they weave in vignettes from their ninety-mile backpacking trip across the range, Nevle and Nightingale powerfully reconceive the Sierra Nevada as both earthly matter and transcendental offering, letting us into a reality in which nature holds just as much spiritual importance as it does physical.

In a time of rapid environmental degradation, The Paradise Notebooks offers a way forward--a whole-minded, learned, loving attention to place that rekindles our joyful relationship with the living world.

Comstock Publishing, 9781501762697, 192pp.

Publication Date: April 15, 2022



About the Author

Richard J. Nevle is Deputy Director of the Earth Systems Program at Stanford University and the author of numerous scientific articles. Steven Nightingale teaches poetry in schools and universities in Nevada and California. He is the author of ten books, including the short fiction collection The Hot Climate of Promises and Grace.