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


Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants Author Robin Wall Kimmerer
ISBN-10 1571313567
ISBN-13 9781571313560
Year 2015-08-11
Pages 408
Language English
Publisher Milkweed Editions
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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 weve forgotten how to hear their voices

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