An author that hiked the Appalachian Trail and then got obsessed with the history and creation of trails. This is how the book “On Trails” by Robert Moor could be summarized. Sounds a bit, boring, doesn’t it?
Well, it isn’t. Instead, “On Trails” is one of the most fascinating “outdoor books” of the past years. In it, Robert Moor explores how trails help us to understand the world. From ants to elephants to hiking paths that span continents, from interstate highways to the Internet, Moor discusses how the wisdom of trails link together all species.
It is a fascinating read, because it covers a seemingly simple topic – trails – , but spans an arc from the dawn of animal life to the digital era, and from science to history, philosophy and nature writing … to mention just a few of the captivating topics of the book – and of this conversation.