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The Resource On trails, Robert Moor

On trails, Robert Moor

Label
On trails
Title
On trails
Statement of responsibility
Robert Moor
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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?
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Moor, Robert
Dewey number
796.51
Index
index present
LC call number
GV199.5
LC item number
.M66 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Moor, Robert
  • Hiking
  • Trails
  • NATURE
  • TRAVEL
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
Label
On trails, Robert Moor
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn953525385
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
340 pages
Isbn
9781476739212
Lccn
2016027192
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
  • 40026274886
  • 99968080538
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781476739212
  • (OCoLC)953525385
Label
On trails, Robert Moor
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn953525385
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
340 pages
Isbn
9781476739212
Lccn
2016027192
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
  • 40026274886
  • 99968080538
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781476739212
  • (OCoLC)953525385

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