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Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants

Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants (Paperback)

By Kimmerer, Robin Wall

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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 lense...s 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, a mother, and 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 a rich braid of 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 a wider 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.
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ISBN 9780141991955
Released NZ 23 Apr 2020
Publisher Penguin
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780141991955
Stock Available
Status In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin Books Ltd
Released 23 Apr 2020
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
 › 3 other possible formats available
Author(s) By Kimmerer, Robin Wall
Category Religious Experience
Environmentalist Thought & Ideology
Applied Ecology
Number of Pages 400
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 23mm
Dewey Code 305.897
Weight 292g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Library of Congress Indian philosophy, Indigenous peoples - Ecology, Philosophy of nature, Human ecology - Philosophy, Nature - Effect of human beings on
NBS Text Environment & Ecology: General Interest
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly

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