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The Resource Gathering moss : a natural and cultural history of mosses, by Robin Wall Kimmerer

Gathering moss : a natural and cultural history of mosses, by Robin Wall Kimmerer

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Gathering moss : a natural and cultural history of mosses
Title
Gathering moss
Title remainder
a natural and cultural history of mosses
Statement of responsibility
by Robin Wall Kimmerer
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Language
eng
Summary
Living at the limits of our ordinary perception, mosses are a common but largely unnoticed element of the natural world. Gathering moss is a 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 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 experiences as a scientist, a mother, and a Native American, 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
Summary
In a series of linked personal essays, biologist Kimmerer (SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry) describes the lives of mosses and how they are intertwined with the lives of humans and other beings. She uses a conversational style with a minimum of technical jargon to introduce both scientists and the general reader to the miniature landscape of mosses. The volume is illustrated throughout with delicate b&w drawings by Howard Crum and R. L. Wall. Annotation (c) Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Biography type
contains biographical information
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265752
Cataloging source
DLC
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Kimmerer, Robin Wall
Dewey number
588/.2
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Kimmerer, Robin Wall
  • Kimmerer, Robin Wall
  • Mosses
  • Mosses
  • Mosses
  • Mosses
Target audience
adult
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a natural and cultural history of mosses
Label
Gathering moss : a natural and cultural history of mosses, by Robin Wall Kimmerer
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 163-165)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm50761068
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 168 pages
Isbn
9780870714993
Lccn
2002151221
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)50761068
Label
Gathering moss : a natural and cultural history of mosses, by Robin Wall Kimmerer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 163-165)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm50761068
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 168 pages
Isbn
9780870714993
Lccn
2002151221
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)50761068

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