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Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses
by Robin Wall Kimmerer
Oregon State University Press, 2003
eISBN: 978-0-87071-641-6 | Paper: 978-0-87071-499-3
Library of Congress Classification QK537.K56 2003
Dewey Decimal Classification 588.2

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

Winner of the 2005 John Burroughs Medal Award for Natural History Writing


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.


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