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 this series of linked personal essays, Robin 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. Kimmerer explains the biology of mosses clearly and artfully, while at the same time reflecting on what these fascinating organisms have to teach us. Drawing on her experiences as a scientist, a mother, and a Native American, Kimmerer explains the stories of mosses in scientific terms as well as in the framework of indigenous ways of knowing. In her book, the natural history and cultural relationships of mosses become a powerful metaphor for ways of living in the world.
Mose er overalt. Er du ut på tur, ser du nesten ikke skogen for mose! Men for de fleste er mose bare bakteppet for andre, mer spennende ting. Ikke for forfatteren, og heller ikke for meg lenger! Hun fletter personlige og historiske begivenheter sammen med essays om biologi, klima og forskning. Jeg ble sjarmert, fascinert, og fortryllet. Av mose!