Holdfast
160 pages, 6 x 9
Paperback
Release Date:01 May 2013
ISBN:9780870717086
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Holdfast

At Home in the Natural World

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Oregon State University Press
In twenty-one lucid and elegant essays, naturalist and philosopherKathleen Dean Moore examines the human connection to nature. Shestrives to understand what holds her to family and place in a searchfor the metaphorical “holdfast” – a structure at theend of seaweed strands that attach to rocks with a grip that even oceangales cannot rend.
Kathleen Dean Moore is the distinguished professor ofphilosophy at Oregon State University and the founder of OSU’sSpring Creek Project for Ideas, Nature, and the Written Word.

Prologue

Acknowedgments

-Connection

The Testimony of the Marsh

Holdfast

Howling with Strangers

A Field Guide to Western Birds

The Thing about Dogs

Field Notes for an Aesthetic of Storms

The Western Singing Fish

-Separation

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)

-Connection

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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