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" Moor's book is enchanting " The Boston Globe " A wondrous nonfiction debut " Departures " Spectacular...narrative nonfiction at its finest " Shelf Awareness From a brilliant new literary voice comes a groundbreaking exploration of how trails help us understand the worldfrom tiny ant trails to hiking paths that span continents, from interstate highways to the Internet. 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 writingcombining the nomadic joys of Peter Matthiessen with the eclectic wisdom of Lewis Hyde's The Gift . Throughout, Moor reveals how this single topicthe oft-overlooked trailsheds 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 world around us? And, ultimately, how does each of us pick a path through life? Moor has the essayist's gift for making new connections, the adventurer's love for paths untaken, and the philosopher's knack for asking big questions. With a breathtaking arc that spans from the dawn of animal life to the digital era, On Trails is a book that makes us see our world, our history, our species, and our ways of life anew., " The best outdoors book of the year " -- Sierra Club " Stunning...A wondrous nonfiction debut " -- Departures " Moor's book is enchanting " -- The Boston Globe " A wanderer's dream " -- The Economist From a brilliant new literary voice comes a groundbreaking exploration of how trails help us understand the world--from tiny ant trails to hiking paths that span continents, from interstate highways to the Internet. 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 world around us? And, ultimately, how does each of us pick a path through life? Moor has the essayist's gift for making new connections, the adventurer's love for paths untaken, and the philosopher's knack for asking big questions. With a breathtaking arc that spans from the dawn of animal life to the digital era, On Trails is a book that makes us see our world, our history, our species, and our ways of life anew., " The best outdoors book of the year " Sierra Club " Stunning...A wondrous nonfiction debut " Departures " Moor's book is enchanting " The Boston Globe " A wanderer's dream " The Economist From a brilliant new literary voice comes a groundbreaking exploration of how trails help us understand the worldfrom tiny ant trails to hiking paths that span continents, from interstate highways to the Internet. 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 writingcombining the nomadic joys of Peter Matthiessen with the eclectic wisdom of Lewis Hyde's The Gift . Throughout, Moor reveals how this single topicthe oft-overlooked trailsheds 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 world around us? And, ultimately, how does each of us pick a path through life? Moor has the essayist's gift for making new connections, the adventurer's love for paths untaken, and the philosopher's knack for asking big questions. With a breathtaking arc that spans from the dawn of animal life to the digital era, On Trails is a book that makes us see our world, our history, our species, and our ways of life anew., "Moor's book is enchanting" --"The Boston Globe" "A wondrous nonfiction debut" --"Departures" "Spectacular...narrative nonfiction at its finest" --"Shelf Awareness" From a brilliant new literary voice comes a groundbreaking exploration of how trails help us understand the world--from tiny ant trails to hiking paths that span continents, from interstate highways to the Internet. 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 world around us? And, ultimately, how does each of us pick a path through life? Moor has the essayist's gift for making new connections, the adventurer's love for paths untaken, and the philosopher's knack for asking big questions. With a breathtaking arc that spans from the dawn of animal life to the digital era, "On Trails" is a book that makes us see our world, our history, our species, and our ways of life anew., A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader., From a brilliant new literary voice comes a groundbreaking exploration of how trails help us understand the world--from tiny ant trails to hiking paths that span continents, from interstate highways to the Internet. 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 devolve? 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 world around us? And, ultimately, how does each of us pick a path through life? Moor has the essayist's gift for making new connections, the adventurer's love for paths untaken, and the philosopher's knack for asking big questions. With a breathtaking arc that spans from the dawn of animal life to the digital era, "On Trails" is a book that makes us see our world, our history, our species, and our ways of life anew., From a brilliant new literary voice, an astonishing exploration of how trails can help us understand the worldfrom insect pheromone trails to the Appalachian Trail, from neural pathways to the Internet. In 2009, Robert Moor thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail. It was the culmination of a dream he'd held since childhood and the beginning of a journey that would lead him to investigate trails of all kindsfrom tiny insect trails and neural pathways to sprawling buffalo trails, highway systems, even the internet. The result of his travels, On Trails , explores what unites these networks and reveals in turn how trails allow us to make sense of our world. This is a book that combines the nomadic joys of A Walk in the Woods with the raw wisdom of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance . Over the course of seven years, Moor travelled the globe, hiking from the Appalachians to the Atlas Mountains in Morocco. He tracked down the world's oldest trails, learned the tricks of master trail-builders and deer-hunters, visited elephant sanctuaries and tried his hand at herding sheep. In each chapter of this book, he combines a new adventure with a range of research, reaching into history, philosophy, science, psychology, and nature writing. Bit by bit, he shows how, by understanding the ways trails work, we can shed new light on age-old questions about how we live our lives: why we cooperate and why we stray; when to follow and when we lead; why some plans endure while others crumble into dust; why we set forth in the first placeand what we're seeking. With a breathtaking arc that spans from the dawn of animal life to the digital era, On Trails is a stunningly original book. It offers new insight into the unseen worlds that surround us and an eye-opening perspective on humanity's place withinand impact uponthis planet.

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