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

By Robin Wall Kimmerer

Called the paintings of "a enthralling storyteller with deep compassion and remarkable prose" (Publishers Weekly) and the e-book that, "anyone drawn to typical historical past, 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 technology. As a member of the Citizen Potawatomi country, she embraces indigenous teachings that reflect on crops and animals to be our oldest lecturers. Kimmerer brings those lenses of information jointly to take “us on a trip that's every piece as mythic because it is medical, as sacred because it is old, as smart because it is smart” (Elizabeth Gilbert). Drawing on her lifestyles as an indigenous scientist, a mom, and a girl, Kimmerer indicates how different dwelling beings provide us presents and classes, whether we’ve forgotten the best way to listen their voices.

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