Thursday, May 5, 2016

Book Beginning: Boundary Layer by Kem Luther


Please join me every Friday to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author’s name.

EARLY BIRDS & SLOWPOKES: This weekly post goes up Thursday evening for those who like to get their posts up and linked early on. But feel free to add a link all week.

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TIE IN: The Friday 56 hosted by Freda's Voice is a natural tie in with this event and there is a lot of cross over, so many people combine the two. The idea is to post a teaser from page 56 of the book you are reading and share a link to your post. Find details and the Linky for your Friday 56 post on Freda’s Voice.



A European-derived culture thrust itself into the Pacific Northwest in the first half of the nineteenth century. Tens of thousands of settlers crowded onto the Oregon Trail and by the middle of the 1850s lands that the North American aboriginals had managed for millenia suddenly had new managers.

-- Boundary Layer: Exploring the Genius Between Worlds by Kem Luther, published by OSU Press. The "boundary layer" is the band of air nearest the ground, and where you find lichens, mosses, ferns, fungi, and other diminutive plant life.

In Luther's new book of essays, he explores this boundary layer and introduces readers to the scientists who study it, all in a conversational style and with an eye for detail that makes the book enjoyable for any nature enthusiast who enjoys a good story.

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