Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge by Robin Wall Kimmerer

By Robin Wall Kimmerer

Known as the paintings of "a spell binding storyteller with deep compassion and noteworthy prose" (Publishers Weekly) and the ebook that, "anyone drawn to traditional background, botany, retaining nature, or local American tradition will love," via Library Journal, Braiding Sweetgrass is poised to be a vintage of nature writing. As a botanist, Robin Wall Kimmerer asks questions of nature with the instruments of technological know-how. As a member of the Citizen Potawatomi kingdom, she embraces indigenous teachings that reflect on vegetation and animals to be our oldest lecturers. Kimmerer brings those lenses of data jointly to take “us on a trip that's each piece as mythic because it is clinical, as sacred because it is historic, as smart because it is wise" (Elizabeth Gilbert). Drawing on her lifestyles as an indigenous scientist, a mom, and a girl, Kimmerer indicates how different residing beings supply us presents and classes, whether we've forgotten tips on how to pay attention their voices.

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