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Robin Wall Kimmerer is a mother, scientist, decorated professor, and enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. Her first book, Garhering Moss, was awarded the John Burroughs Medal for outstanding nature writing. Her writings haw appeared in Orion, O Magazine, and numerous scientific visa mer journals. She lives in Fablus, New York, where she is SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor of Environmental Biology, and the founder and director of the Center for Native Peoples and the Environment. visa färre

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reader1009 | 4 andra recensioner | Feb 27, 2024 |
[b:Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses|49236555|Gathering Moss A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses|Robin Wall Kimmerer||84013] by [a:Robin Wall Kimmerer|49921|Robin Wall Kimmerer|]Robin Wall Kimmerer is a special book for anyone who loves nature and wants a glimpse of yet another hidden world. Robin wanders inquisitively through mosses as others wander through forests. It's the second book I've read of hers having thoroughly enjoyed [b:Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants|17465709|Braiding Sweetgrass Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants|Robin Wall Kimmerer||24362458]. Robin Wall Kimmerer writes with humble authority as both a scientist and indigenous woman. In many ways Gathering Moss is a synthesis of what would first appear to be two incompatible approaches. In the first half of the book a number of her stories about individual mosses are also illustrative lessons in scientific method but later it's a method clearly informed by her native sensibilities. In the Chapter 'The Red Sneaker', about Sphagnum moss, she writes,

This is the spot where you might wish you had your shoes. The Sphagnum mat is mingled with dead branches of shrubs, hidden beneath the soft moss surface and waiting to put you in line for a tetanus shot....I am standing quietly on the surface of an earthly Drum, my feet supported by the floating Sphagnum, responding to the smallest movement , rippling under my shifting weight. I start to dance. In the old way, heel and toe, in slow tempo, each footfall rippling across the bog and answered by the returning wave rising to meet my step. My feet make a drum beat on the surface and the whole bog is set in rhythmic motion.

Gathering Moss is an increasingly enchanting book about both the fragility and resilience of nature, and I can't wait to use my microscope.
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simonpockley | 21 andra recensioner | Feb 25, 2024 |
A bit different than i was expecting but loved the book. I have always loved moss on trees and rocks but i now have a better understanding of them and will look at them differently now.
cbloky | 21 andra recensioner | Feb 12, 2024 |
Good, but not nearly as good as Braiding Sweet grass.
Treebeard_404 | 21 andra recensioner | Jan 23, 2024 |



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