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Braiding sweetgrass : indigenous wisdom, scientific knowledge and the teachings of plants
Title:
Braiding sweetgrass : indigenous wisdom, scientific knowledge and the teachings of plants
ISBN:
9781571313560
Physical Description:
390 pages ; 22 cm
Abstract:
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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Format:
Book
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice:
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Milkweed Editions, 2014.