160 pages, 5 1/5 x 9 2/5
Release Date:01 May 2013


At Home in the Natural World

Oregon State University Press
In twenty-one lucid and elegant essays, naturalist and philosopher Kathleen Dean Moore examines the human connection to nature. She strives to understand what holds her to family and place in a search for the metaphorical “holdfast” – a structure at the end of seaweed strands that attach to rocks with a grip that even ocean gales cannot rend.
Kathleen Dean Moore is the distinguished professor of philosophy at Oregon State University and the founder of OSU’s Spring Creek Project for Ideas, Nature, and the Written Word.




The Testimony of the Marsh


Howling with Strangers

A Field Guide to Western Birds

The Thing about Dogs

Field Notes for an Aesthetic of Storms

The Western Singing Fish


The Song of the Canyon Wren

The Prometheus Moth

Traveling the Logging Road, Coast Range

Cast Your Frog on the Water

Memory (The Boathouse)

Baking Bread with My Daughter

Pale Monrin Dun (Ephemerella infrequens)


On Being Afraid of Bears

Notes from the Pig-Barn Path

The Man with a Stump Where His Head Should Be

The Only Place Like This

Canoeing on the Line of a Song

Incoming Tide

Dead Reckoning
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