On Trails

On Trails
  • Author : Robert Moor
  • Publsiher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 12 July 2016
  • ISBN : 1476739242
  • Pages : 352 pages
  • Rating : 3/5 from 6 ratings
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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 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.


On Trails

On Trails
  • Author : Robert Moor
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 12 July 2016
GET THIS BOOKOn Trails

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

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Deciding on Trails

Deciding on Trails
  • Author : Amy Camp
  • Publisher : Anonim
  • Release : 29 December 2020
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DECIDING ON TRAILS is for every local champion, thought leader, and dreamer who knows that trails can make a difference in their community if only their town would recognize the value of trails. Written by one of the first Trail Town practitioners, it covers the history of Trail Towns, recommended best practices, and how the concept has been adapted in dozens of places around the U.S. and Canada. This book is not a "how to" for structuring a Trail

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Meditations on the Trail

Meditations on the Trail
  • Author : Christopher Ives
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 11 May 2021
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"Going for a long hike or spending time in nature can be like a pilgrimage, a journey into the sacred. In Meditations on the Trail, Christopher Ives offers a rich array of do-anywhere meditations that will help you make the most of your time on the trail and help you return home more peaceful, more filled with gratitude, more aware of interconnection, and maybe just a little wiser. This small book-perfect for throwing in a daypack or a back pocket

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On the Trail

On the Trail
  • Author : Silas Chamberlin
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release : 25 October 2016
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The first history of the American hiking community and its contributions to the nation’s vast network of trails. In the mid-nineteenth century urban walking clubs emerged in the United States. A little more than a century later, tens of millions of Americans were hiking on trails blazed in every region of the country. This groundbreaking book is the first full account of the unique history of the American hiking community and its rich, nationwide culture. Delving into unexplored archives,

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Food on Foot

Food on Foot
  • Author : Demet Güzey
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release : 01 April 2017
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What did great adventurers eat during their expeditions to the far corners of the world? How did they view the role of food in their survival and wellbeing? What about hikers and backpackers today who set out to enjoy nature, pushing their own boundaries of comfort for adventure. How does food impact their experience? And what do they have in common with pilgrims and soldiers? Food is a significant element of our relationship with nature. Whether a historical expedition or

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Lightly on the Land

Lightly on the Land
  • Author : Robert Birkby
  • Publisher : The Mountaineers Books
  • Release : 19 August 2022
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From the leading conservation organization--the trail building and maintenance bible, now updated and expanded to meet new techniques and new realities of the 21st century. New chapters on arid lands restoration and involving conservation volunteers. The latest in effective management of work crews of all ages.

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A Walk in the Woods

A Walk in the Woods
  • Author : Bill Bryson
  • Publisher : Anchor Canada
  • Release : 15 May 2012
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God only knows what possessed Bill Bryson, a reluctant adventurer if ever there was one, to undertake a gruelling hike along the world's longest continuous footpath—The Appalachian Trail. The 2,000-plus-mile trail winds through 14 states, stretching along the east coast of the United States, from Georgia to Maine. It snakes through some of the wildest and most spectacular landscapes in North America, as well as through some of its most poverty-stricken and primitive backwoods areas. With his offbeat sensibility, his

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105 Hikes in and Around Southwestern British Columbia

105 Hikes in and Around Southwestern British Columbia
  • Author : Stephen Hui
  • Publisher : Greystone Books Ltd
  • Release : 22 May 2018
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The all-new, expanded follow-up to southwestern British Columbia’s best-selling hiking guidebook—now featuring trails on the islands and northern Washington. For nearly fifty years, David and Mary Macaree’s iconic 103 Hikes in Southwestern British Columbia has been the province’s most popular and most trusted hiking guide, with more than 100,000 copies sold to date. Author Stephen Hui carries on the Macarees’ legacy in 105 Hikes in and around Southwestern British Columbia—an all-new, expanded follow-up inspired by their beloved classic.

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On the Trail of Genghis Khan

On the Trail of Genghis Khan
  • Author : Tim Cope
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release : 24 September 2013
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Grand Prize Winner, Banff Mountain Festival Book Competition The relationship between man and horse on the Eurasian steppe gave rise to a succession of rich nomadic cultures. Among them were the Mongols of the thirteenth century – a small tribe, which, under the charismatic leadership of Genghis Khan, created the largest contiguous land empire in history. Inspired by the extraordinary life nomads lead, Tim Cope embarked on a journey that hadn't been successfully completed since those times: to travel on horseback

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Dogs on the Trail

Dogs on the Trail
  • Author : Blair Braverman,Quince Mountain
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 16 November 2021
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Please note this is a fixed format ebook. Type size and other formatting features on your eReader are not usable on this file. Your device should allow you to enlarge an individual paragraph by double clicking it. Once you have done so, you may be able to further zoom in and use the “turn page” feature to move to the next paragraph, depending on your device. A delightful photographic journey into a year in the life of a team of

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On Trails

On Trails
  • Author : Robert Moor
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 12 July 2016
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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

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The Appalachian Trail

The Appalachian Trail
  • Author : Philip D'Anieri
  • Publisher : Mariner Books
  • Release : 19 August 2022
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The Appalachian Trail is America's most beloved trek, with millions of hikers setting foot on it every year. Yet few are aware of the fascinating backstory of the dreamers and builders who helped bring it to life over the past century. The conception and building of the Appalachian Trail is a story of unforgettable characters who explored it, defined it, and captured national attention by hiking it. From Grandma Gatewood--a mother of eleven who thru-hiked in canvas sneakers and a

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