Salt Spring Reads is an online book club/review. For this column I try to find books that you might love to discover, books with a Salt Spring connection. Reviewed books are available at the Salt Spring Library and in local bookstores. Feel free to share your comments to discuss this book online with others.
Boundary Layer, Exploring the Genius Between Worlds, by Kem Luther
Oregon State University Press
Boundary Layer, Exploring the Genius Between Worlds will be a fascinating read for anyone intrigued by and interested in a relatively unexplored niche in the ecosystem occupied by fungus, mosses, lichen and more.Luther’s book was published by Oregon State University Press, a leader in the field of natural sciences.
In this book, Luther discusses the layer of air closest to the ground, which teems with organisms that are vital to our planet. This layer of life thrives between soil and the upper layers of trees and plants. The author takes the reader along on a tour of beaches, dunes, forests and more and opens the eyes to the important ecosystems that thrive ‘in between’. Not only does he discuss the ecosystems and organisms themselves, he also introduces the reader to these scientists who studied them.
Kem Luther is a naturalist and a author who taught at several universities including York and the University of Toronto. He lives on Salt Spring Island.
Margriet Ruurs is a Salt Spring Island author of over 30 books. Her latest title Stepping Stones, A Refugee Family’s Journey, is a Canadian bestseller.