Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses

Fr. 38.45
ISBN: 978-0-87071-499-3
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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.

Robin Wall Kimmerer's book is not an identification guide, nor is it a scientific treatise. Rather, it is a series of linked personal essays that will lead 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, from salmon and hummingbirds to redwoods and rednecks. Kimmerer clearly and artfully explains the biology of mosses, 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.

Gathering Moss will appeal to a wide range of readers, from bryologists to those interested in natural history and the environment, Native Americans, and contemporary nature and science 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.

Robin Wall Kimmerer's book is not an identification guide, nor is it a scientific treatise. Rather, it is a series of linked personal essays that will lead 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, from salmon and hummingbirds to redwoods and rednecks. Kimmerer clearly and artfully explains the biology of mosses, 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.

Gathering Moss will appeal to a wide range of readers, from bryologists to those interested in natural history and the environment, Native Americans, and contemporary nature and science writing.

Autor Kimmerer, Robin Wall
Verlag Oregon St Univ Pr
Einband Kartonierter Einband (Kt)
Erscheinungsjahr 2003
Seitenangabe 168 S.
Lieferstatus Folgt in ca. 15 Arbeitstagen
Ausgabekennzeichen Englisch
Masse H23.0 cm x B15.4 cm x D1.1 cm 295 g
Auflage New

Über den Autor Kimmerer, Robin Wall

Robin Wall Kimmerer, geboren 1953, ist Botanikerin und Mitglied der Citizen Potawatomi Nation. Ihr schon 2013 erschienenes Buch »Geflochtenes Süßgras« steht seit Anfang 2020 ununterbrochen auf der New-York-Times-Bestsellerliste. Sie lebt in Syracuse, New York, wo sie SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor für Umweltbiologie und Gründerin und Direktorin des Center for Native Peoples and the Environment ist.        Elsbeth Ranke, geboren 1972, Studium der Romanistik und Angewandten Sprachwissenschaft. Übersetzungen aus dem Französischen und Englischen, u. a. Erin Hunter, Frédéric Lenoir, E. O. Wilson, Dave Goulson, Lewis Wolpert, Hélène Beauvoir. André Gide-Preis 2004.

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