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

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

Description

Called the work of "a mesmerizing storyteller with deep compassion and memorable prose" (Publishers Weekly) and the book that, "anyone interested in natural history, botany, protecting nature, or Native American culture will love," by Library Journal, Braiding Sweetgrass is poised to be a classic of nature writing. As a botanist, Robin Wall Kimmerer asks questions of nature with the tools of science. As a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, she embraces indigenous teachings that consider plants and animals to be our oldest teachers. 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, a mother, and a woman, Kimmerer shows how other living beings offer us gifts and lessons, even if we've forgotten how to hear their voices.


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Details

Author(s)
Robin Wall Kimmerer
Format
Paperback | 408 pages
Dimensions
140 x 216 x 28mm | 525g
Publication date
11 Aug 2015
Publisher
Milkweed Editions
Publication City/Country
Minneapolis, United States
Language
English
ISBN10
1571313567
ISBN13
9781571313560
Bestsellers rank
1,179