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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
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 fade? 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 the world around us? And, ultimately, how does each of us pick a path through life? 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"-- Book jacket flap
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Moor, Robert
Dewey number
508 MOOR
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV199.92.M66
LC item number
A3 2016
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Moor, Robert
  • Hikers
  • Hiking
  • Trails
  • Autobiographies
Label
On trails, Robert Moor
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Subtitle on cover: "An exploration."
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
ocn928480963
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First Simon & Shuster hardcover edition.
Extent
340 pages
Isbn
9781476739212
Lccn
2016027192
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)928480963
Label
On trails, Robert Moor
Publication
Note
Subtitle on cover: "An exploration."
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
ocn928480963
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First Simon & Shuster hardcover edition.
Extent
340 pages
Isbn
9781476739212
Lccn
2016027192
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)928480963

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