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

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

£9.99
Braiding Sweetgrass : Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants
Braiding Sweetgrass : Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants

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

£9.99
ISBN: 9780141991955
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 ways of knowledge together. 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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Publisher: Penguin
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by Robin Wall Kimmerer (Author)
Format:Paperback / softback 400 pages
Publisher:Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint:Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN:9780141991955
Published:23 Apr 2020
Classifications:Environmentalist thought & ideology, Applied ecology
Readership:General (US: Trade) Professional & Vocational Tertiary Education (US: College)
Weight:294g
Dimensions:130 x 197 x 28 (mm)
Pub. Country:United Kingdom