Book Discussion & Signing: Because It Is So Beautiful

Aug 31, 2017

Robert Leonard Reid will read from and sign his collection of essays Because It Is So Beautiful: Unraveling the Mystique of the American West ($26.00 Counterpoint LLC) - a response to desperate questions surrounding the protection and preservation of America's wildlands.

In this collection, Reid distinguishes himself from many science-based nature writers, using the natural world as a springboard for speculations and musings on the numinous and the sacred, injustice, homelessness, the plight of the Indians, and what pushes mountaineers to climb. Ranging in their settings from eastern New Mexico to northern Alaska, Reid's essays illustrate, often in poetic turns of prose, his belief that the American West is worth celebrating and caring for. Above all, because it is so beautiful.