Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses

Category: Book
By (author): Kimmerer, Robin Wall
Subject:  NATURE / Plants / General
  SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology
  SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Botany
Audience: professional and scholarly
Publisher: Oregon State University Press
Published: March 2003
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 168
Size: 9.02in x 6.18in x 0.80in
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From The Publisher*<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 3.2//EN"> <html> <head> <meta name="generator" content="HTML Tidy, see www.w3.org"> <title></title> </head> <body> Living at the limits of our ordinary perception, mosses are a common but largely unnoticed element of the natural world. <em>Gathering Moss</em> is a beautifully written mix of science and personal reflection that invites readers to explore and learn from the elegantly simple lives of mosses. </body> </html>
From The Publisher*<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//IETF//DTD HTML 2.0//EN"> <html> <head> <meta name="generator" content="HTML Tidy, see www.w3.org"> <title></title> </head> <body> <p>Living at the limits of our ordinary perception, mosses are a common but largely unnoticed element of the natural world. <em>Gathering Moss</em> is a beautifully written mix of science and personal reflection that invites readers to explore and learn from the elegantly simple lives of mosses.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> </body> </html>
Table Of Contents<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//IETF//DTD HTML 2.0//EN"> <html> <head> <meta name="generator" content="HTML Tidy, see www.w3.org"> <title></title> </head> <body> <p><em>Preface:</em> Seeing the World Through Moss-Colored Glasses</p> <p>The Standing Stones</p> <p>Learning to See</p> <p>The Advantages of Being Small: Life in the Boundary Layer</p> <p>Back to the Pond</p> <p>Sexual Asymmetry and the Satellite Sisters</p> <p>An Affinity for Water</p> <p>Binding Up the Wounds: Mosses in Ecological Succession</p> <p>In the Forest of the Waterbear</p> <p>Kickapoo</p> <p>Choices</p> <p>A Landscape of Chance</p> <p>City Mosses</p> <p>The Web of Reciprocity: Indegenous Uses of Moss</p> <p>The Red Sneaker</p> <p>Portrait of Splachnum</p> <p>The Owner</p> <p>The Forest Gives Thanks to the Mosses</p> <p>The Bystander</p> <p>Straw Into Gold</p> <p>Suggestions for Further Reading</p> <p>Index</p> </body> </html>
Biographical Note<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 3.2//EN"> <html> <head> <meta name="generator" content="HTML Tidy, see www.w3.org"> <title></title> </head> <body> <strong>Robin Wall Kimmerer</strong> 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. <em>Gathering Moss</em> is her first book. </body> </html>