Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachi

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  • Author: Kimmerer, Robin Wall
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Page Count: 408
  • Publish Date: August 11, 2015
  • ISBN10: 1571313567
  • Language: English
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Author: Robin Wall Kimmerer

A New York Times bestseller
A Washington Post bestseller
A Los Angeles Times bestseller
Named a “Best Essay Collection of the Decade” by Literary Hub
A Book Riot “Favorite Summer Read of 2020”
A Food Tank Fall 2020 Reading Recommendation

As a botanist, Robin Wall Kimmerer has been trained to ask questions of nature with the tools of science. As a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, she embraces the notion that plants and animals are our oldest teachers. In Braiding Sweetgrass, Kimmerer brings these two lenses of knowledge together to take us on “a journey that is every bit as mythic as it is scientific, as sacred as it is historical, as clever as it is wise” (Elizabeth Gilbert).

Drawing on her life as an indigenous scientist, and as a woman, Kimmerer shows how other living beings–asters and goldenrod, strawberries and squash, salamanders, algae, and sweetgrass–offer us gifts and lessons, even if we’ve forgotten how to hear their voices. In reflections that range from the creation of Turtle Island to the forces that threaten its flourishing today, she circles toward a central argument: that the awakening of ecological consciousness requires the acknowledgment and celebration of our reciprocal relationship with the rest of the living world. For only when we can hear the languages of other beings will we be capable of understanding the generosity of the earth, and learn to give our own gifts in return.

Author: Robin Wall Kimmerer
Binding Type: Paperback
Publisher: Milkweed Editions
Published: 08/11/2015
Pages: 408
Weight: 1.15lbs
Size: 8.40h x 5.40w x 1.00d
ISBN: 9781571313560
Language: English

Author

Kimmerer, Robin Wall

Binding

ISBN10

1571313567

Page Count

408

Published Date

August 11, 2015

Language

ISBN13

9781571313560

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