Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses

March 1, 2003|
Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses by Robin Wall Kimmerer
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Living at the limits of our ordinary perception, mosses are a common but largely unnoticed element of the natural world. Gathering Moss is a beautifully written mix of science and personal reflection that invites readers to explore and learn from the elegantly simple lives of mosses.

In this series of linked personal essays, Robin Wall Kimmerer leads general readers and scientists alike to an understanding of how mosses live and how their lives are intertwined with the lives of countless other beings. Kimmerer explains the biology of mosses clearly and artfully, while at the same time reflecting on what these fascinating organisms have to teach us.

Drawing on her diverse experiences as a scientist, mother, teacher, and writer of Native American heritage, Kimmerer explains the stories of mosses in scientific terms as well as in the framework of indigenous ways of knowing. In her book, the natural history and cultural relationships of mosses become a powerful metaphor for ways of living in the world.

Robin Wall Kimmerer is an Associate Professor on the faculty of Environmental and Forest Biology at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry. She has published numerous articles on the biology and ecology of mosses, as well as articles on traditional Native American knowledge of the natural world. ...
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Title:Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:176 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.5 in
Shipping dimensions:176 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.5 in
Published:March 1, 2003
Publisher:Oregon State University Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780870714993

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