A Sand County Almanac - Study Guide Chapter 16, Chihuaha and Sonora Summary & Analysis

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The physics of beauty is a science that has not been discovered yet. For example, a grouse that lives on an acre is part of the mass or the energy of that acre. If removed, it reduces both mass and energy and has a chain reaction that kills the acre. The unpredictable essence of material things is called the numenon, and the opposite is a phenomenon which is something predictable. The grouse is the numenon of the north woods. The thick-billed parrot, know as the guacamaja to the natives, is the numenon of the Sierra Madre. Anyone who goes to the Sierra Madre is aware of the thick-billed parrot because of its distinct chatter. They circle overhead analyzing everything and everyone that enters into their territory. Obviously, they have not seen hunters or else they would be more cautious...

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