On Trails: An Exploration

Β Free Read $0.00 [ On Trails: An Exploration ] 㶀 Ebook Author Robert Moor ᓛ Β Free Read $0.00 [ On Trails: An Exploration ] 㶀 Ebook Author Robert Moor ᓛ Like Montaigne, Mr Moor writes about one subject as a way of touching on 100 others Although his ostensible topic is how humans and other creatures make the routes that get them from A to B, On Trails also considers Greek mythology and the origins of life, the intricacy of caterpillar nests and the stealth of elephants, the physicistRichard Feynmanand theBiblical Cain.The thicket of information here comes to resemble a densely wooded trail itselfone that Mr Moor expertly navigates Hes a philosopher on foot, recording his journey through miles of wilderness and through a mind sorting out the meaning of travel itself The only constant in On Trails is the promise of surprise The Wall Street Journal The best outdoors book of the year An outstanding work that should be read by anyone who has spent time following a footpath through the woods Robert Moors debut book, On Trails, trips through natural history, anthropology, gonzo reporters adventures, and memoir in a ramble that unpacks the many meanings of the routes we humans and other animals sketch on the land The prologue alone is worth the price of admission a nearly 30 page set piece about hiking the A.T that puts Bill Bryson and Cheryl Strayed to shame Moor actually, you know, completed the full thru hike Sierra Club Part natural history, part scientific inquiry, but most of all a deeply thoughtful human meditation on how we walk through life, Moors book is enchanting The Boston Globe A wanderers dream, even from an armchair The Economist Stunning a wondrous nonfiction debut In each chapter, Moor explores the same phenomenon in a surprising new context, from the fossilized traces of prehistoric smudges to swaths of jungle flattened by elephants, from the paths of nomadic Native Americans to the interstates that paved them over Along the way, Moor reaches into the history of science, religion, and philosophy to trace similar lines of refinement in the amassing of knowledge and ideas.Its an exhilarating journey Departures You might think of Robert Moor as the Roger Angell of trail walking Just as Angells reports on specific baseball games segue effortlessly into reflections on the venerable sport itself, so Moor looks up from whatever trail he may be on to see the big picture Which is often very big, indeed Highly satisfying On Trails is an engaging blend of travelogue, sociology, history and philosophy that might be summed up as a meditation on the centrality of trails to animal and human life The Washington Post Moors writing compares better with wilderness philosophers like Annie Dillard or Edward Abbey Each chapter of this GQwriters debut work is packed with ideas, switchbacking to and fro Each idea is so carefully portrayed and deeply fascinating that I had to stop and catch my breath often Itsa beautiful trek through the human and naturallandscapes of modern life Chicago Review of Books A beautiful thing to behold what a profoundly talented writer Moor is He brings a keen essayists eye to themes both personal and empiric his prose is lush and lively and his analysis adroit all making On Trailsa true treat to read BuzzFeed Books Spectacular an example of narrative nonfiction at its finest Those with a passion for walking, hiking or exploring will be naturally drawn to Moors subject, but this is so much than a subject specific story it is a book that poses big questions about humanitys place in the world literally and figuratively and how weve come to be hereand its fascinating to its very end Shelf Awareness A wonderfully rich and human book It is a trail all on its own, marked by the procession of internal contemplation and idea spinning that a long solitary walk in the woods can produce Moor is interested in everything, with a knack for communicating that curiosity to the reader Fascinating facts fall fast and furiously He has succeeded admirably Thru hikers be warned youll be ditching some essentials to make room for On Trails in your pack Portland Press Herald Falling into a trail trance, for Moor, opened the spigot to a torrent of questionsmost of them scientific, some of them philosophical, and nearly all of them profound, provocative, and under Moors analysis, deeply entertaining Little flowers of information bloom on the graceful canes of Moors prose Hes erudite, witty, and relentlessly curious Garden Gun A fascinating debut both fun and intriguing Following Moors trails in this book opens many fascinatingvistas The Seattle Times In the hallowed tradition of Robert Macfarlane, Moors beautiful travelogue is a meditation on trails as cultural space, as history, as intimate terrain This is just the ticket for your big summer adventure San Francisco Chronicle Moor brilliantly synthesizes his own hiking experiences so that distinctions between history, science, and philosophy meld into a beautiful book The National Book Review There are revelations at every turn here, from the nature of shepherding, to the vast network of ancient animal and Native American trails that underlie modern North America, to the very qualities of the best trailsdurability, efficiency, and flexibilityand how we learn from them even as we move beyond them A deeply informed study of nature and history of trailmaking Booklist, Starred Review A sagacious walker and writer guides us on a new journey of discovery, a different kind of road trip about roads themselves and what they mean On Trails is consistently fascinating and entertaining With side trips to areas scarcely visited before, this is a fine guide to places with better views of the world Kirkus Reviews Chockful of historical trivia, philosophical musings, and an unflagging sense of joy in winding ones way through both the outdoors and the inner self, Moors multi dimensional exploration earns him a place on the map of writers to watch Moor is an elegant essayist and fastidious researcher Whether perambulating or cogitating, if you love to follow a twisting path, making unexpected connections between Point A and Point B, youll love the literary adventure of nonfiction writer Robert Moors compelling debut Passport Magazine An ingeniously conceived collection Like Tom Vanderbilts Traffic, Moors book is an appealing mix of the physical and philosophical National Post, The books you should be reading inJuly A hike becomes a classic when it takes hold of a person like a memorable story when the journey is marked by surprises On Trails, the first book by American journalist Robert Moor, embodies this It is a surprising story of trails as Moor takes us on disparate journeys As Moor walks, his bigger themes coalesce and evolve His exploration becomes a consideration of the trail path of life, where to walk, how to live The Globe and Mail Hiker and journalist Moor is the rare thru hiker whose philosophical ramblings youll actually want to read A treatise on how trailsthe ones we plan and the ones we accidentally leave behindshape our culture Outside Profound and interesting, it dwells on big questions and brings together an engaging collection of facts and stories Book Riot, One of the best Science Nature books published this summer Winner of the Pacific Northwest Book Award Finalist for the BC National Non Fiction Award Longlist for the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Science and Technology Like Montaigne, Mr Moor writes about one subject as a way of touching on 100 others Although his ostensible topic is how humans and other creatures make the routes that get them from A to B, On Trails also considers Greek mythology and the origins of life, the intricacy of caterpillar nests and the stealth of elephants, the physicistRichard Feynmanand theBiblical Cain.The thicket of information here comes to resemble a densely wooded trail itselfone that Mr Moor expertly navigates Hes a philosopher on foot, recording his journey through miles of wilderness and through a mind sorting out the meaning of travel itself The only constant in On Trails is the promise of surprise The Wall Street Journal The best outdoors book of the year An outstanding work that should be read by anyone who has spent time following a footpath through the woods Robert Moors debut book, On Trails, trips through natural history, anthropology, gonzo reporters adventures, and memoir in a ramble that unpacks the many meanings of the routes we humans and other animals sketch on the land The prologue alone is worth the price of admission a nearly 30 page set piece about hiking the A.T that puts Bill Bryson and Cheryl Strayed to shame Moor actually, you know, completed the full thru hike Sierra Club Part natural history, part scientific inquiry, but most of all a deeply thoughtful human meditation on how we walk through life, Moors book is enchanting The Boston Globe A wanderers dream, even from an armchair The Economist Stunning a wondrous nonfiction debut In each chapter, Moor explores the same phenomenon in a surprising new context, from the fossilized traces of prehistoric smudges to swaths of jungle flattened by elephants, from the paths of nomadic Native Americans to the interstates that paved them over Along the way, Moor reaches into the history of science, religion, and philosophy to trace similar lines of refinement in the amassing of knowledge and ideas.Its an exhilarating journey Departures You might think of Robert Moor as the Roger Angell of trail walking Just as Angells reports on specific baseball games segue effortlessly into reflections on the venerable sport itself, so Moor looks up from whatever trail he may be on to see the big picture Which is often very big, indeed Highly satisfying On Trails is an engaging blend of travelogue, sociology, history and philosophy that might be summed up as a meditation on the centrality of trails to animal and human life The Washington Post This book is about so many things about breaking down the binary between humanity and nature, civilization and the wild Its an exploration of exploring, a philosophical psychological journalistic adventure in the tradition of Michael Pollan and Rebecca Solnit Not all who wander are lost, and Moor helps us see what they seek New York Magazine Moors writing compares better with wilderness philosophers like Annie Dillard or Edward Abbey Each chapter of this GQwriters debut work is packed with ideas, switchbacking to and fro Each idea is so carefully portrayed and deeply fascinating that I had to stop and catch my breath often Itsa beautiful trek through the human and naturallandscapes of modern life Chicago Review of Books A beautiful thing to behold what a profoundly talented writer Moor is He brings a keen essayists eye to themes both personal and empiric his prose is lush and lively and his analysis adroit all making On Trailsa true treat to read BuzzFeed Books Spectacular an example of narrative nonfiction at its finest Those with a passion for walking, hiking or exploring will be naturally drawn to Moors subject, but this is so much than a subject specific story it is a book that poses big questions about humanitys place in the world literally and figuratively and how weve come to be hereand its fascinating to its very end Shelf Awareness A wonderfully rich and human book It is a trail all on its own, marked by the procession of internal contemplation and idea spinning that a long solitary walk in the woods can produce Moor is interested in everything, with a knack for communicating that curiosity to the reader Fascinating facts fall fast and furiously He has succeeded admirably Thru hikers be warned youll be ditching some essentials to make room for On Trails in your pack Portland Press Herald Falling into a trail trance, for Moor, opened the spigot to a torrent of questionsmost of them scientific, some of them philosophical, and nearly all of them profound, provocative, and under Moors analysis, deeply entertaining Little flowers of information bloom on the graceful canes of Moors prose Hes erudite, witty, and relentlessly curious Garden Gun A fascinating debut both fun and intriguing Following Moors trails in this book opens many fascinatingvistas The Seattle Times In the hallowed tradition of Robert Macfarlane, Moors beautiful travelogue is a meditation on trails as cultural space, as history, as intimate terrain This is just the ticket for your big summer adventure San Francisco Chronicle Moor brilliantly synthesizes his own hiking experiences so that distinctions between history, science, and philosophy meld into a beautiful book The National Book Review There are revelations at every turn here, from the nature of shepherding, to the vast network of ancient animal and Native American trails that underlie modern North America, to the very qualities of the best trailsdurability, efficiency, and flexibilityand how we learn from them even as we move beyond them A deeply informed study of nature and history of trailmaking Booklist, Starred Review A sagacious walker and writer guides us on a new journey of discovery, a different kind of road trip about roads themselves and what they mean On Trails is consistently fascinating and entertaining With side trips to areas scarcely visited before, this is a fine guide to places with better views of the world Kirkus Reviews Chockful of historical trivia, philosophical musings, and an unflagging sense of joy in winding ones way through both the outdoors and the inner self, Moors multi dimensional exploration earns him a place on the map of writers to watch Moor is an elegant essayist and fastidious researcher Whether perambulating or cogitating, if you love to follow a twisting path, making unexpected connections between Point A and Point B, youll love the literary adventure of nonfiction writer Robert Moors compelling debut Passport Magazine An ingeniously conceived collection Like Tom Vanderbilts Traffic, Moors book is an appealing mix of the physical and philosophical National Post, The books you should be reading inJuly A hike becomes a classic when it takes hold of a person like a memorable story when the journey is marked by surprises On Trails, the first book by American journalist Robert Moor, embodies this It is a surprising story of trails as Moor takes us on disparate journeys As Moor walks, his bigger themes coalesce and evolve His exploration becomes a consideration of the trail path of life, where to walk, how to live The Globe and Mail Hiker and journalist Moor is the rare thru hiker whose philosophical ramblings youll actually want to read A treatise on how trailsthe ones we plan and the ones we accidentally leave behindshape our culture Outside Profound and interesting, it dwells on big questions and brings together an engaging collection of facts and stories Book Riot, One of the best Science Nature books published this summer An inspired exploration of the collective wisdom of trails The warm, sinuous line of the narrative is its own reward William Finnegan, author of Barbarian Days For a combination of adventure physical and intellectual, this book is tough to beat Its the perfect companion for a long hike someplace down the trail Bill McKibben, author The End of Nature and Wandering Home This strange and delightful book combines the best elements of travelogue, science writing, and spiritual guidebook The work of a curious, hungry, eccentric, and profoundly secular mind, it leaps from ants to elephants to the Internet to us in beautiful, looping prose You can find something brilliant and enlightening on every page While Moor hikes his trail through our world, teaching you amazing things you never imagined learning, he also manages to be not just entertaining but actually funny In the end though, his goal is to show us that our own species, and the other species with whom we share the planet, have a trail hardened wisdom that, respected properly, might just save us all from catastrophe Amy Wilentz, author of Farewell, Fred Voodoo Here is an erudite meditation on the communities of creatures who roam the planet, and how they decide where to go Robert Moors eye scans from the dirt beneath his boot to the wide expanse of animal movement through time and through space He is a pilgrim and a philosopher, walking and wondering, talking to thinkers and thinking wisely on his own and his book is a lively companion, whether for your own long walks or for contemplating the lines we make across fields and through snow Ted Conover, author of The Routes of Man and Rolling Nowhere Robert Moor gets you thinking What is the meaning of trails in human history, ecology, the journeys of life Gary Snyder and dharma, E.O Wilson and ants, the International Appalachian Trail Its a sinuous route to a robust relationship between feet and landscape Walk on David Quammen, author of Spillover and The Song of the Dodo Robert Moors primer on the history of trails is a literary gem, encompassing everything from insect travel to road building in Colonial America Addictive readers and knowledge junkies, however, should be careful On Trails is a whirlpool of fact that will suck you in and not let go Rinker Buck, author of The Oregon Trail My old professor used to say, no matter how good a book is there is always a however However, I dont have a however with On Trails This book is a gift to those of us who like to let our minds and feet wander As a guide Robert Moor is deeply knowledgeable, entertaining, easy going, erudite, and funny, leading us on a trip that winds around the world and culminates in a profound discussion of the meaning of human wisdom He shows us that connectivity didnt start with a keyboard, but on the pathways that we created as those same pathways were creating us With this inspiring book as your map, you can indulge in those twin passions that made us human thinking and walking David Gessner, author of All the Wild That Remains Hanging with Moor you meet a host of different byways, get in and out of trouble and the experience is not just enlightening, its sweaty, hot, cold andwell, to say it plainlyfun Robert Krulwich, Curiously Krulwich, National Geographic Seattle Times Best Books of 2016 Boston Globes Best Books of 2016 s Best Nonfiction Books of 2016 The Telegraphs Best Travel Books of 2016 National Posts Best Books of 2016 New York Magazines 5 Best Science Books of 2016 Waterstones Best Travel Writing of 2016 The Guardian Bookshops Best Nature Writing of 2016 Booklists Top 10 Literary Travel Books of 2016Robert Moor has written for Harpers, n 1, New York, and GQ, among other publications A recipient of the Middlebury Fellowship in Environmental Journalism, he has won multiple awards for his nonfiction writing He lives in Halfmoon Bay, British Columbia On Trails is his first book. 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    • On Trails: An Exploration
    • Robert Moor
    • English
    • 12 October 2017
    • 353 pages

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