Gathering Moss

Drawing on her diverse experiences as a scientist, mother, teacher, and writer of Native American heritage, Kimmerer explains the stories of mosses in scientific terms as well as in the framework of indigenous ways of knowing.

Author: Robin Wall Kimmerer


ISBN: 9780870714993

Category: Nature

Page: 168

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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 beautifully written mix of science and personal reflection that invites readers to explore and learn from the elegantly simple lives of mosses. Robin Wall Kimmerer's book is not an identification guide, nor is it a scientific treatise. Rather, it is a series of linked personal essays that will lead 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, from salmon and hummingbirds to redwoods and rednecks. Kimmerer clearly and artfully explains the biology of mosses, while at the same time reflecting on what these fascinating organisms have to teach us. Drawing on her diverse experiences as a scientist, mother, teacher, and writer of Native American heritage, 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. Gathering Moss will appeal to a wide range of readers, from bryologists to those interested in natural history and the environment, Native Americans, and contemporary nature and science writing.

Gathering Moss

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

Author: Richard Cutler

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781462077229

Category: Humor

Page: 138

View: 917

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.


Combined with this moving story is a colourful account of family life at that time, and it was not very long after the ending of the Second World War that Commander "Basher" Boorman began to find himself involved in certain minor skirmishes ...


Publisher: Austin Macauley

ISBN: 9781528939751


Page: 86

View: 366

An atmospheric, mainly biographical story set in the 1930s-1950s, of a British Naval Officer's determination to foil the enemy's wartime dive bombing of our fleet. Hundreds of lives were saved by his suggested adaptation of the big, anti-aircraft barrage balloons which were flown above cities and other land based targets, to be specially tailored for the defence of shipping as well. Combined with this moving story is a colourful account of family life at that time, and it was not very long after the ending of the Second World War that Commander "Basher" Boorman began to find himself involved in certain minor skirmishes on his own home front. Commander's daughters do not always obey orders, even if their father has the appropriate rank, and this teenager certainly had a mind of her own. Determined to pursue a career not approved by her father, Basher's daughter found herself to be out-manoeuvred. But battles sometimes resolve themselves in unexpected ways, as was eventually the way with this particular one. 'Gathering Moss' is a fast moving, evocative story which covers a variety of events, backgrounds, and human emotions.

Gathering No Moss

Overthe years, it hadn't really mattered much. But now, as I was aging, I was
beginningtowonder why we were still on the road. Gathering moss couldn't be
that bad,right?Lots ofpeople seemto behappy doing it. Were we missing the
greener ...

Author: Don Feeney

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1491734884

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 376

View: 686

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

There is also a good deal of fairly adventurous travel , such as a crossing of the
Sahara in a perilously ancient Chevrolet van . A substantial section of Gathering
Moss has been retained , which 1 The diaries are now in the archives of the ...

Author: Owen Tweedy



Category: Middle East

Page: 345

View: 219

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 stems. A glass
jar or plastic Tupperware-type container that has a firmly closing lid and can be ...

Author: Megumi Oshima

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462919219

Category: Gardening

Page: 128

View: 874

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!

Homestead Memories

GATHERING MOSS As the expression says, “A rolling stone gathers no moss,”
but the wandering homesteader with a paper bag and gloves will! I would leave
at dusk, heading for a new patch of woods. Mats and mats of moss grow heavily
in ...

Author: Linda Runyon


ISBN: 0936699205

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 126

View: 762

Runyon's self-illustrated stories chronicle her many years as a homesteader in the Adirondacks in a unique and entertaining style. She describes living off the land, foraging for wild food, camping in deep snow, and dealing with insects and critters, while forsaking modern conveniences.

1980 Census of Population

... contract Fruits and vegetables sorting and grading , contract Gin , cotton
Ginning cotton Ginning moss Grain cleaning service Grain threshing service
Grain trimming service , agriculture Grasshopper control Harvesting , contract
service Hay ...




Category: Industries


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American Journal of Pharmacy

June and July are the months when the greatest amount of collecting is done .
The collectors frequently work during these two months from four in the morning
till eight at night . The women used to be the great helping hands in gathering
moss ...




Category: Pharmacology


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Rambles Among the Alps

The mountaineer gathering moss . Still ascending . the upper side flattened . It
was placed there for travelers to sit upon and rest ; but we like better to find
resting - places for ourselves in more retired places among the rocks by the road
- side ...

Author: Jacob Abbott



Category: Alps

Page: 160

View: 540

Serial set no 3501 4000

Permission being granted , on the 16th of April the Lapps commenced collecting
the herd and driving them northward . ... The balance of the men were employed
in cutting trees , gathering moss from the trees and rocks and carrying it to the ...






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An Apple A Day

stone. gathers. no. moss. In the early days of this proverb's life, stability was seen
as a virtue and a rolling stone was to be ... Thomas Tusser took time out from
farming to expand on the theme: The stone that is rolling can gather no moss, For

Author: Caroline Taggart

Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books

ISBN: 1843176521

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

View: 447

Does absence really make the heart grow fonder? Can beggars be choosers? Is it always better late than never? Proverbs are short, well-known, pithy sayings that offer advice or words of encouragement and are used in everyday English without much thought ever being given to their meanings, or indeed, usefulness. In An Apple A Day Caroline Taggart explores the truth behind our favourite proverbs, their history and whether they offer any genuine help to the recipient. Did you know that The Old Testament has an entire book devoted to proverbs? Or that 'a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush' is a proverb from falconry that dates back to the Middle Ages? Many proverbs are still in use today, including the very famous 'slow and steady wins the race', which derives from one of the many fables of Aesop. Lighthearted but authoritative, An Apple A Day proves that proverbs are as useful today as they ever were.

Journal of the Elisha Mitchell Scientific Society

I have found several nests of this species by gathering moss . In all there were
what appeared to be branches just above the surface of the ground at the base of
the moss . These I regard as avenues in which the spider would search , or lie in

Author: Elisha Mitchell Scientific Society (Chapel Hill, N.C.)



Category: Natural history


View: 707

Arctic Explorations

The sledge is to bring us moss and turf from wherever the men can scrape it .
This is an excellent non - conductor ; and when we get the quarter - deck
GATHERING MOSS . well padderl with it we shall have a nearly cold - proof
covering .

Author: Elisha Kent Kane



Category: Grinnell Expedition

Page: 766

View: 611

Ceremony of Innocence

In those days, I was happy to be a standing stone, gathering moss. I had not yet
had my moss ripped away, nor begun to roll hither and thither for fear of
gathering moss again. But then I had rolled to a stop in Frankfurt, having bumped
into ...

Author: Dorothy Cummings McLean

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 1586177311

Category: Fiction

Page: 189

View: 179

Riots. Terrorist attacks. Neo-Nazi violence. In modern-day Germany, journalist Catriona McClelland has seen it all while covering the contemporary European scene for a Catholic news organization. Keeping herself above the political fray in her professional life, she has also managed to keep herself from personal entanglements-still hurt from the wounds of a broken relationship. Things come to a head when her boyfriend Dennis, frustrated with a lack of commitment, leaves her for Suzy Davis, an idealistic young Canadian who is involved with a left-wing protest movement. But when Suzy is murdered... who is complicit and who is innocent? Ripped from the headlines, Ceremony of Innocence is a very contemporary novel of Europe on the edge of social breakdown. Train stations are bombed and migrants targeted for violence as journalists and other tastemakers watch from their positions of privilege. Dorothy Cummings McLean's realistic narrative does not describe the feats of heroes. Rather, it unnervingly lays bare the way religious faith and moral reasoning can be easily manipulated and compromised.