A Natural and Cultural History of MossesBook - 2003 | First edition
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.
Publisher: Corvallis, OR : Oregon State University Press, 
Edition: First edition
Call Number: 588.2 K49g 2003
Characteristics: viii, 168 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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“There is an ancient conversation going on between mosses and rocks, poetry to be sure.”
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