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Author Moor, Robert (Environmental journalist), author.

Title On trails : an exploration / Robert Moor.

Publication Info. New York : Simon & Schuster, 2016.
©2016

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Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    796.51 Moor,R MOO    Available
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    92 MOOR,R    On Holdshelf
 PAS Hill Avenue Branch Non-Fiction    92 MOOR,R    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Edition First Simon & Shuster hardcover edition.
Description 340 pages ; 22 cm
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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?"-- Book jacket flap.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Subject Moor, Robert (Environmental journalist) -- Travel.
Hikers -- Canada -- Biography.
Hiking -- Philosophy.
Trails -- Philosophy.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
ISBN 1476739218 (hardcover) : $25.00
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