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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 (Hardback)

By Kimmerer, Robin Wall

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Updated with a new introduction from Robin Wall Kimmerer, the special edition of Braiding Sweetgrass, reissued in honor of the fortieth anniversary of Milkweed Editions, celebrates the book as an object of meaning that will last the ages. Beautifully bound in stamped linen cloth ...with a bookmark ribbon and a deckled edge, this edition features five brilliantly colored illustrations by artist Nate Christopherson. In increasingly dark times, we honor the experience that more than 350,000 readers in North America have cherished about the book--gentle, simple, tactile, beautiful, even sacred--and offer an edition that will inspire readers to gift it again and again, spreading the word about scientific knowledge, indigenous wisdom, and the teachings of plants. 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.
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ISBN 9781571311771
Publisher Milkweed Editions
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781571311771
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-14 working days
Publisher Milkweed Editions
Imprint Milkweed Editions
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Kimmerer, Robin Wall
Category Handicrafts
Number of Pages 456
Dimensions Width: 145mm
Height: 218mm
Spine: 33mm
Dewey Code 305.8
Weight 680g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Human ecology - Philosophy, Nature - Effect of human beings on, Philosophy of nature, Human-plant relationships, Indian philosophy
NBS Text Handicrafts, Arts & Crafts
ONIX Text General/trade

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