On Trails. An Exploration

On Trails. An Exploration
On Trails. An Exploration
  • Forfatter: Robert Moor
  • Format: Pocket
  • Språk: Engelsk
  • Forlag/Utgiver: SD Books
  • EAN: 9781781317044
  • Utgivelsesår: 2017
  • Andre medvirkende: Moor, Robert
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A strikingly original debut from a tremendous new talent, Robert Moor explores how trails help us understand the world, from invisible ant trails to hiking paths that span continents and oceans, from migration routes to the Internet. In 2009, while through-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 travelled the globe, exploring trails of all kinds, from the minuscule 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. This deep search for meaning introduces the reader to experts who work with trails of all kinds, outrageous anecdotes from his own experiences and spectacular descriptions of landscapes and animal behaviour.

On Trails gives an eye-opening tour, leaving us with a much richer, prismatic take on what we constantly take for granted: how we get where we're going. The Telegraph's Best Travel Books of 2016 Amazon's Best Nonfiction Books of 2016 Waterstones' Best Travel Writing of 2016 The Guardian Bookshop's Best Nature Writing of 2016 Booklist's Top 10 Literary Travel Books of 2016 New York Magazine's 5 Best Science Books of 2016