On Trails: An Exploration
  • On Trails: An Exploration
  • On Trails: An Exploration
  • On Trails: An Exploration
  • On Trails: An Exploration
ISBN: 1476739234
EAN13: 9781476739236
Language: English
Release Date: Jul 4, 2017
Pages: 352
Dimensions: 1" H x 8" L x 6" W
Weight: 1.11 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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New York Times Bestseller - Winner of the National Outdoor Book Award - Winner of the Saroyan International Prize for Writing - Winner of the Pacific Northwest Book Award - The best outdoors book of the year. --Sierra Club

From a talent who's been compared to Annie Dillard, Edward Abbey, David Quammen, and Jared Diamond, On Trails is a wondrous exploration of how trails help us understand the world--from invisible ant trails to hiking paths that span continents, from interstate highways to the Internet.

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 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.

Throughout, Moor reveals how this single topic--the oft-overlooked trail--sheds new light on a wealth of age-old questions: How does order Read More chevron_right

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