Gathering Moss

In these interwoven essays, Robin Wall 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.

Author: Robin Wall Kimmerer

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 014199763X

Category: Nature

Page: 192

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'Kimmerer blends, with deep attentiveness and musicality, science and personal insights to tell the overlooked story of the planet's oldest plants' Guardian 'Bewitching ... a masterwork ... a glittering read in its entirety' Maria Popova, Brainpickings Living at the limits of our ordinary perception, mosses are a common but largely unnoticed element of the natural world. Gathering Moss is a beautifully written mix of science and personal reflection that invites readers to explore and learn from the elegantly simple lives of mosses. In these interwoven essays, Robin Wall 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 within 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.

Gathering Moss

In these interwoven essays, Robin Wall 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.



ISBN: 9780141997629


Page: 256

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Gathering Moss

Gathering Moss ✦ Rest Stops on the Road Downhill Richard Cutler iUniverse, Inc. New York Lincoln Shanghai Gathering Moss Rest Stops on the Road Downhill ...

Author: Richard Cutler

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781462077229

Category: Humor

Page: 138

View: 662

More wit and humor from the author of Over the Hill Without a Paddle: And Other Signs of Confusion in a New Millennium. This time he gives us his skewed take and observations on everything with titles from A to Z-except for nine letters in between that apparently aren't that funny-and including the numbers One, Two, Three, and the words First and Second. Check it out. Among the subjects that catch his fancy are wives, husbands, children, grandchildren, doctors, hornets, birds, ants, dogs, morticians and sex. He pitches shows to TV programmers, points out a shortcut to young men in the back seats of cars, and scrutinizes both Family Jewels and Amazon Undies. All of which-and more-go to prove that even someone who has inched his way over the hill and then rolled down the other side can still find plenty to look at if he just lands facing up.

Gathering Moss

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Author: Owen Tweedy



Category: Middle East

Page: 345

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Gathering No Moss

Gathering moss couldn't be that bad,right?Lots ofpeople seemto behappy doing it. Were we missing the greener grass of the Joneses? Had.

Author: Don Feeney

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1491734884

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 376

View: 118

Don Feeney has seen it all. As a diplomat working for the United States, he served in embassies and consulates around the world. As an air force officer, he had some daring exploits of varying levels of sanity and sophistication. He’s lived, worked, and played in more than fifty countries on five continents. In his memoir Gathering No Moss, Feeney recalls his three-decade trip down the wild, weird, and surprising journeys of his life. A somewhat reluctant traveler, he conveys the heavy burden of loneliness on the road while driven by the search for meaning, spirituality, and love. His life has been one of thought-provoking questions, highly charged emotional situations, and brushes with both greatness and tragedy. He’s been an airman, an officer, an instructor, a commander, an administrator, a trainer, a consular officer, a manager, and a diplomat. He’s sold paintings on a street corner, washed dishes, worked in a paper mill, flipped hamburgers, painted houses, and tended bar. He smoked pot, drank too much, and fell in (and out) of love (including four marriages). He went AWOL, was shot at three times, survived a brain aneurysm, and beat colon cancer. His mantra—“The more you know, the more you don’t know sh*t” or TMYKTMYDKS—reminds us all that the human mind will never let you understand the human mind.

Gathering Moss

Light the Wings, Remove the Non-Existent Speed is a book of poetry that pushes against the everyday ordinary.

Author: Jim Herod


ISBN: 9781434347824

Category: Fiction

Page: 244

View: 125

Wesley Stone was not an ordinary man. He wanted to be. He wanted to do his work, raise his family, and live in peace. This was possible until it became known that he was biologically different. His descendants would become a new release of the human species. In order to understand the gift they inherited, his children needed to uncover their family stories. Knowing the past, they would make their future. That future would be the future of the human race.

Miniature Moss Gardens

For gathering moss that is clinging to a surface, you will need a spatula or trowel. Pincers or tweezers can be used to tease out individual protruding ...

Author: Megumi Oshima

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462919219

Category: Gardening

Page: 128

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Miniature Moss Gardens presents expert advice and techniques from the birthplace of miniature gardening—Japan. Friendly enough for total beginners and full of ideas and tips that experienced gardeners will love to read about, this moss gardening book brings you information on the following: Finding and collecting moss Cultivation and maintenance Choosing soils and other components Designing your garden for visual effect Choosing the best plants for your mini garden How to make a perfect Kokedama or moss ball Enhancing your moss garden with rocks and other elements How to make a gorgeous terrarium and much more! A section on finding moss on city streets, parks and mountains opens your eyes to the beauty that's all around you every day! Moss can be gathered to make a complete and perfect miniature gardening world. Let this fun Japanese gardening book set you on the path to a deeply satisfying new way of expressing yourself. With full-color photographs and step-by-step instructions you will be creating your own Moss Garden in no time!

Moss Beach

San Francisco's Seaside Suburb Gathering Sea Moss at Moss Beach , Cal . The ocean bathers standing on the reefs are gathering moss . At one time , moss was ...

Author: June Morrall

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738580753

Category: History

Page: 127

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Moss Beach has long been a picturesque seaside place with scenic cliffs and unusual marine gardens. The town is separated from the dense San Francisco area by Devil's Slide, a moody geographical barrier of tumbling rocks that now supports U.S. Highway One. The developers of the Ocean Shore Railroad envisioned Moss Beach as one of a string of resorts along the San Mateo County coastline. The railroad did not endure, but the automobile era brought prosperity to the secluded area, which hummed with activity during Prohibition and became a strategic and controlled location during World War II. Early settler Jurgen Wienke, who built the original Moss Beach Hotel in the 1880s, would be amazed at how this little town has evolved. Abundantly endowed with natural beauty, the Moss Beach of yesterday can still be discovered today.

Braiding Sweetgrass

In Braiding Sweetgrass, Kimmerer brings these two lenses of knowledge together to take us on “a journey that is every bit as mythic as it is scientific, as sacred as it is historical, as clever as it is wise” (Elizabeth Gilbert).

Author: Robin Wall Kimmerer

Publisher: Milkweed Editions

ISBN: 1571318712

Category: Nature

Page: 320

View: 305

As a botanist, Robin Wall Kimmerer has been trained to ask questions of nature with the tools of science. As a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, she embraces the notion that plants and animals are our oldest teachers. In Braiding Sweetgrass, Kimmerer brings these two lenses of knowledge together to take us on “a journey that is every bit as mythic as it is scientific, as sacred as it is historical, as clever as it is wise” (Elizabeth Gilbert). Drawing on her life as an indigenous scientist, and as a woman, Kimmerer shows how other living beings—asters and goldenrod, strawberries and squash, salamanders, algae, and sweetgrass—offer us gifts and lessons, even if we've forgotten how to hear their voices. In reflections that range from the creation of Turtle Island to the forces that threaten its flourishing today, she circles toward a central argument: that the awakening of ecological consciousness requires the acknowledgment and celebration of our reciprocal relationship with the rest of the living world. For only when we can hear the languages of other beings will we be capable of understanding the generosity of the earth, and learn to give our own gifts in return.

What Do We Owe The Pleasure

How I Came to Get 6 Ticks on My Balls Gathering moss I am not gathering moss. A rolling stone I most certainly am not, personally I am gathering no moss but ...

Author: Richard Harper


ISBN: 1387287249



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Call Your Mutha

111. Kimmerer, Gathering Moss, 158. 112. Kimmerer, Gathering Moss, 161. 113. Kimmerer, Gathering Moss, 162. 114. Leopold, Sand County Almanac, | 301 NOTES.

Author: Jane Caputi

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190902736

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

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The ecocide and domination of nature that is the Anthropocene does not represent the actions of all humans, but that of Man, the Western and masculine identified corporate, military, intellectual, and political class that long has masked itself as the civilized and the human. In this book, Jane Caputi looks at two major "myths" of the Earth, one ancient and one contemporary, and uses them to devise a manifesto for the survival of nature--which includes human beings--in our current ecological crisis. These are the myths of Mother Earth and the Anthropocene. The former personifies nature as a figure with the power to give life or death, and one who shares a communal destiny with all other living things. The latter myth sees humans as exceptional for exerting an implicitly sexual domination of Mother Earth through technological achievement, from the plow to synthetic biology and artificial intelligence. Much that we take for granted as inferior or taboo is based in a splitting apart of inherent unities: culture-nature; up-down, male-female; spirit-matter; mind-body; life-death; sacred-profane; reason-madness; human-beast; light-dark. The first is valued and the second reviled. This provides the framework for any number of related injustices--sexual, racial, and ecological. This book resists this pattern, in part, by deliberately putting the dirty back into the mind, the obscene back into the sacred, and vice versa. Ecofeminism and Environmental Justice argue for the significance and reality of the Earth Mother. Caputi engages specifically with the powers of that Mother, ones made taboo and even obscene throughout heteropatriarchal traditions. Jane Caputi rejects misogynist and colonialist stereotypes, and examines the potency of the Earth Mother in order to deepen awareness of how our relationship to the Earth went astray and what might be done to address this. Drawing upon Indigenous and African American, ecofeminism, ecowomanism, green activism, femme, queer and gender non-binary philosophies, literature and arts, Afrofuturism, and popular culture images, Call Your "Mutha" contends that the Anthropocene is not evidence so much of Man's supremacy, but instead a sign that Mother Nature-Earth, faced with disrespect, is turning away, withdrawing the support systems necessary for life and continuance. Caputi looks at contemporary narratives and artwork to consider the ways in which respect for the autonomous and potent Earth Mother and a call for their return has already reasserted itself into our political and popular culture.

A Beginner s Guide to Terrarium Gardening

Succulents, Air Plants, Cacti, Moss and More! ... However, you need to make sure you are allowed to gather moss in a particular location beforehand, ...

Author: Sueko Katsuji

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462922422

Category: Gardening

Page: 80

View: 411

Add a touch of green to your office, bookshelf, coffee table or dorm room with these adorable mini ecosystems! A Beginner's Guide to Terrariums shows you how to create your own glass container gardens with easy-to-understand instructions and over 230 inspiring lifestyle photos. With this guide you'll learn all the basics, including how to: Decorate using a variety of plants Combine plants, rocks and other objects to achieve just the right look Choose the right container for your plants Care for a variety of plants, including low-maintenance ones like succulents, air plants and mosses This book includes 51 projects that teach you how to create a wide variety of terrariums—from open-air containers, like bowls, to jars and hanging decorations. No matter how you choose to display them, terrariums are a whimsical, easy and inexpensive addition to your home.

The Magical World of Moss Gardening

Mosses of Florida. ... A Trailside Guide to Mosses and Liverworts of the Cherokee National ... Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses.

Author: Annie Martin

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604697164

Category: Gardening

Page: 240

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“This is a fascinating books for anyone wanting to truly broaden the range of plants they grow.” —Gardens Illustrated Moss is an extraordinary plant—it grows without roots, flowers, or stems. Despite being overlooked, in many ways, moss is perfect: it provides year-round color, excels in difficult climates, prevents soil erosion, and resists pests and disease. In The Magical World of Moss Gardening, bryophyte expert Annie Martin reveals how moss can be used in stunning, eco-friendly spaces. The beautifully illustrated guide includes basics on designing and planting a moss garden, and an inspiring tour of the most magical public and private moss gardens throughout the country.

A Witch s Guide to Wildcraft

This just means moss doesn't have specific plant tissue for moving water and ... gathering, moss is one that no one is likely to stop you from picking up.

Author: JD Walker

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 0738765597

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 288

View: 287

You don't need a lush garden to begin wildcrafting, you can find plenty of magickal herbs growing just outside your door. A Witch's Guide to Wildcraft explores more than thirty common plants, providing tips for identification, gathering, and cultivation as well as specific rituals and magical uses. You will also discover step-by-step instructions for dozens of hearth-and-home herb projects, including cleansers, powders, incense, talismans, sprays, jam, and much more. Whether you find your herbs among the landscape plants in your yard, growing wild in a vacant lot, or in the ditch alongside a country road, collecting your own plant materials lends a sense of sacred energy to spells and magical workings. This book shares fascinating bits of history and lore about each plant, as well as astrological correspondences and common Latin names. With plentiful tips and hands-on projects, you will find yourself developing a closer relationship with the enchanted world around you and with your own spiritual self.

An Ecology of Communication

... respects unseen animate energies.95 In Kimmerer's award-winning Gathering Moss, her mission is to give voice to mosses, from whom we have much to learn.

Author: William Homestead

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1793618151

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 390

View: 814

An Ecology of Communication addresses an ecological and communicative dilemma: the universe, earth, and socio-cultural life world are resoundingly dialogic, yet we have created modern and postmodern cultures largely governed by monologue. This book is indispensable reading for scholars and students of communication, ecology, and social sciences, as it moves readers beyond the anthropocentric bias of communication study toward a listening-based model of communication, an essential move for discerning fitting responses and the call to responsibility in an age of ecocrisis.

The Powers of Genre

This ratio articulates the proverb's dominant theme whether a speaker is arguing for or against "gathering moss." To be sure, trying to find the same ...

Author: Peter Seitel

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198027702

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 264

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The Powers of Genre describes a method for interpreting oral literature that depends upon and facilitates dialogue between insiders and outsiders to a tradition. Seitel illustrates this method with lively examples from Haya proverbs, folktales, and heroic verse. He then focuses on a single epic ballad to demonstrate, among other things, why stanzas need not rhyme, and how significance needs time in oral poetry and narrative. Making a controversial claim that an heroic age, similar to that of Ancient Greece, existed in Sub-Saharan Africa, this work will intrigue anyone who works in oral literature and narrative.

Storytelling for Sustainability in Higher Education

All the book group readers also enjoyed their virtual conversations with Robin Wall Kimmerer, through Gathering Moss. A year later, in a different book ...

Author: Petra Molthan-Hill

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000763218

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 414

View: 262

To be a storyteller is an incredible position from which to influence hearts and minds, and each one of us has the capacity to utilise storytelling for a sustainable future. This book offers unique and powerful insights into how stories and storytelling can be utilised within higher education to support sustainability literacy. Stories can shape our perspective of the world around us and how we interact with it, and this is where storytelling becomes a useful tool for facilitating understanding of sustainability concepts which tend to be complex and multifaceted. The craft of storytelling is as old as time and has influenced human experience throughout the ages. The conscious use of storytelling in higher education is likewise not new, although less prevalent in certain academic disciplines; what this book offers is the opportunity to delve into the concept of storytelling as an educational tool regardless of and beyond the boundaries of subject area. Written by academics and storytellers, the book is based on the authors’ own experiences of using stories within teaching, from a story of “the Ecology of Law” to the exploration of sustainability in accounting and finance via contemporary cinema. Practical advice in each chapter ensures that ideas may be put into practice with ease. In addition to examples from the classroom, the book also explores wider uses of storytelling for communication and sense-making and ways of assessing student storytelling work. It also offers fascinating research insights, for example in addressing the question of whether positive utopian stories relating to climate change will have a stronger impact on changing the behaviour of readers than will dystopian stories. Everyone working as an educator should fi nd some inspiration here for their own practice; on using storytelling and stories to co-design positive futures together with our students.

Rambles Among the Alps

The mountaineer gathering moss . Still ascending . the upper side flattened . side flattened . It was placed there for travelers to sit upon and rest ...

Author: Jacob Abbott



Category: Alps

Page: 160

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