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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
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Author
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Language
eng
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
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
E7B
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Kimmerer, Robin Wall
Dewey number
305.897
Index
no index present
LC call number
E98.P5
LC item number
K56 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
E98.P5
NAL item number
K56 2013
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kimmerer, Robin Wall
  • Kimmerer, Robin Wall
  • Indian philosophy
  • Indigenous peoples
  • Philosophy of nature
  • Human ecology
  • Nature
  • Human-plant relationships
  • Botany
  • Potawatomi Indians
  • Potawatomi Indians
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Botany
  • Human ecology
  • Human-plant relationships
  • Indian philosophy
  • Indigenous peoples
  • Nature
  • Philosophy of nature
  • Potawatomi Indians
  • Potawatomi Indians
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Braiding sweetgrass : indigenous wisdom, scientific knowledge and the teachings of plants, Robin Wall Kimmerer
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 387-388)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Planting sweetgrass -- Tending sweetgrass -- Picking sweetgrass -- Braiding sweetgrass -- Burning sweetgrass -- Epilogue : returning the gift
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (405 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781306435529
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT11783580
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
0D6F3F9C-7A2A-4731-8E45-A42710B87B2F
System control number
(OCoLC)868925013
Label
Braiding sweetgrass : indigenous wisdom, scientific knowledge and the teachings of plants, Robin Wall Kimmerer
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 387-388)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Planting sweetgrass -- Tending sweetgrass -- Picking sweetgrass -- Braiding sweetgrass -- Burning sweetgrass -- Epilogue : returning the gift
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (405 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781306435529
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT11783580
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
0D6F3F9C-7A2A-4731-8E45-A42710B87B2F
System control number
(OCoLC)868925013

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