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Title Braiding sweetgrass : indigenous wisdom, scientific knowledge and the teachings of plants / Robin Wall Kimmerer.
Author Kimmerer, Robin Wall, author.
Publication Minneapolis, Minnesota : Milkweed Editions, 2013.
Edition First edition.
Description 1 online resource (405 pages)
Call # eBOOK
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 387-388).
Contents Planting sweetgrass -- Tending sweetgrass -- Picking sweetgrass -- Braiding sweetgrass -- Burning sweetgrass -- Epilogue : returning the gift.
Summary An inspired weaving of indigenous knowledge, plant science, and personal narrative from a distinguished professor of science and a Native American whose previous book, Gathering Moss, was awarded the John Burroughs Medal for outstanding nature writing. As a botanist and professor of plant ecology, Robin Wall Kimmerer has spent a career learning how to ask questions of nature using the tools of science. As a Potawatomi woman, she learned from elders, family, and history that the Potawatomi, as well as a majority of other cultures indigenous to this land, consider plants and animals to be our ol.
"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, 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." -- Provided by publisher
Note Print version record.
Subject Kimmerer, Robin Wall.
Indian philosophy.
Ethnoecology.
Philosophy of nature.
Human ecology -- Philosophy.
Nature -- Effect of human beings on.
Human-plant relationships.
Botany -- Philosophy.
Potawatomi Indians -- Biography.
Potawatomi Indians -- Social life and customs.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Discrimination & Race Relations.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Minority Studies.
Kimmerer, Robin Wall. (OCoLC)fst00484909
Botany -- Philosophy. (OCoLC)fst00836918
Human ecology -- Philosophy. (OCoLC)fst00962959
Human-plant relationships. (OCoLC)fst00963515
Indian philosophy. (OCoLC)fst00969168
Indigenous peoples -- Ecology. (OCoLC)fst00970226
Nature -- Effect of human beings on. (OCoLC)fst01034564
Philosophy of nature. (OCoLC)fst01060845
Potawatomi Indians. (OCoLC)fst01073469
Potawatomi Indians -- Social life and customs. (OCoLC)fst01073480
Genre Electronic books.
Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
Biographies.
Addl. Author OverDrive, Inc., distributor.
Related To Print version: Kimmerer, Robin Wall. Braiding sweetgrass : indigenous wisdom, scientific knowledge and the teachings of plants. Minneapolis, Minnesota : Milkweed Editions, 2013 x, 390 pages ; 23 cm. 9781571313355 (DLC) 2013012563 (OCoLC)829743464
ISBN 9781571318718 (electronic bk.)
1571318712 (electronic bk.)
1306435528 (electronic bk.)
9781306435529 (electronic bk.)
Standard # 9781571313560
1 hold on first copy returned of 1 copy

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