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Gathering moss : a natural and cultural history of mosses / by Robin Wall Kimmerer.

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Cass County Library-Northern Resource Center 588.2 KIM 2003 (Text) 0002205667716 Adult Non-Fiction Available -

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 163-165) and index.
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Preface: Seeing the World Through Moss-Colored Glasses -- The Standing Stones -- Learning to See -- The Advantages of Being Small: Life in the Boundary Layer -- Back to the Pond -- Sexual Asymmetry and the Satellite Sisters -- An Affinity for Water -- Binding Up the Wounds: Mosses in Ecological Succession -- In the Forest of the Waterbear -- Kickapoo -- Choices -- A Landscape of Chance -- City Mosses -- The Web of Reciprocity: Indigenous Uses of Moss -- The Red Sneaker -- Portrait of Splachnum -- The Owner -- The Forest Gives Thanks to the Mosses -- The Bystander -- Straw Into Gold -- Suggestions for Further Reading.
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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 mix of science and personal reflection that invites readers to explore and learn from the elegantly simple lives of mosses. In this series of linked personal essays, Robin 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 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.
Subject: Kimmerer, Robin Wall.
Kimmerer, Robin Wall.
Mosses > Ecology.
Mosses > Ecology.
Mosses and liverworts.
Life history.
Genre: Nonfiction.

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