Living at the limits of our ordinary perception, mosses are a common but largely unnoticed element of the natural world. ‘Gathering Moss’ is a mix of science and personal reflection that invites readers to explore and learn from the elegantly simple lives of mosses. In these interwoven essays, Robin Wall Kimmerer leads general readers and scientists alike to an understanding of how mosses live and how their lives are intertwined with the lives of countless other beings.
This title provides an inspired weaving of indigenous knowledge, plant science, and personal narrative from a distinguished professor of science and a Native American whose previous book, ‘Gathering Moss,’ was awarded the John Burroughs Medal for outstanding nature writing. In this book, Kimmerer reveals what is means to see humans as ‘the younger brothers of creation’.