The Resource On trails : an exploration, Robert Moor

On trails : an exploration, Robert Moor

Label
On trails : an exploration
Title
On trails
Title remainder
an exploration
Statement of responsibility
Robert Moor
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From a brilliant new literary voice comes a groundbreaking exploration of how trails help us understand the world--from tiny ant trails to hiking paths that span continents, from interstate highways to the Internet. In 2009, while thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail, Robert Moor began to wonder about the paths that lie beneath our feet: How do they form? Why do some improve over time while others devolve? What makes us follow or strike off on our own? Over the course of the next seven years, Moor traveled the globe, exploring trails of all kinds, from the miniscule to the massive. He learned the tricks of master trail-builders, hunted down long-lost Cherokee trails, and traced the origins of our road networks and the Internet. In each chapter, Moor interweaves his adventures with findings from science, history, philosophy, and nature writing--combining the nomadic joys of Peter Matthiessen with the eclectic wisdom of Lewis Hyde's The Gift. Throughout, Moor reveals how this single topic--the oft-overlooked trail--sheds new light on a wealth of age-old questions: How does order emerge out of chaos? How did animals first crawl forth from the seas and spread across continents? How has humanity's relationship with nature and technology shaped world around us? And, ultimately, how does each of us pick a path through life? Moor has the essayist's gift for making new connections, the adventurer's love for paths untaken, and the philosopher's knack for asking big questions. With a breathtaking arc that spans from the dawn of animal life to the digital era, On Trails is a book that makes us see our world, our history, our species, and our ways of life anew"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
796.51
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV199.5
LC item number
.M66 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Label
On trails : an exploration, Robert Moor
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • ce
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
340 pages cm.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781476739212
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016027192
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
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930585
System control number
  • sky282633691
  • (OCoLC)985638930
  • 930585

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