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Gathering Moss

by Robin Wall Kimmerer

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PUBLISHED: 1st July 2021 NEW RELEASE
ISBN: 9780141997629
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  • Paperback
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PUBLISHED: 1st July 2021 NEW RELEASE
ISBN: 9780141997629

Publisher Description

'Kimmerer blends, with deep attentiveness and musicality, science and personal insights to tell the overlooked story of the planet's oldest plants' Guardian 'Bewitching ... a masterwork ... a glittering read in its entirety' Maria Popova, Brainpickings 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 these interwoven 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 experiences as a scientist, a mother, and a Native American, Kimmerer explains the stories of mosses in scientific terms as well as within 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.

Author Biography

Robin Wall Kimmerer is a mother, scientist, decorated professor, and enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. She lives in Syracuse, New York, where she is a SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor of Environmental Biology, and the founder and director of the Center for Native Peoples and the Environment.

Product Details

Author
Robin Wall Kimmerer
Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Year
2021
ISBN-10
0141997621
ISBN-13
9780141997629
Publication Date
2021-07-01
Format
Paperback
Language
English
Audience
General/Trade
UK Release Date
2021-07-01
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
AU Release Date
2021-07-01
NZ Release Date
2021-07-01
Pages
192