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The Resource Braiding sweetgrass : indigenous wisdom, scientific knowledge and the teachings of plants, Robin Wall Kimmerer

Braiding sweetgrass : indigenous wisdom, scientific knowledge and the teachings of plants, Robin Wall Kimmerer

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Braiding sweetgrass : indigenous wisdom, scientific knowledge and the teachings of plants
Title
Braiding sweetgrass
Title remainder
indigenous wisdom, scientific knowledge and the teachings of plants
Statement of responsibility
Robin Wall Kimmerer
Title variation
Braiding sweetgrass
Title variation remainder
indigenous wisdom, scientific knowledge, and the teachings of plants
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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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YDX
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Kimmerer, Robin Wall
Dewey number
305.897
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Kimmerer, Robin Wall
  • Indian philosophy
  • Philosophy of nature
  • Human ecology
  • Nature
  • Human-plant relationships
  • Botany
  • Potawatomi Indians
  • Ethnoecology
Target audience
adult
Label
Braiding sweetgrass : indigenous wisdom, scientific knowledge and the teachings of plants, Robin Wall Kimmerer
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Publication
Copyright
Note
first published by Milkweed Editions 2013
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000067210958
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
x, 390 pages
Isbn
9780141991955
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1111179128
Label
Braiding sweetgrass : indigenous wisdom, scientific knowledge and the teachings of plants, Robin Wall Kimmerer
Publication
Copyright
Note
first published by Milkweed Editions 2013
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000067210958
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
x, 390 pages
Isbn
9780141991955
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1111179128

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