Braiding sweetgrass
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Minneapolis, Minnesota : Milkweed Editions, 2013.
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First edition.
ISBN
9781571313355 (hardback : alkaline paper), 1571313354 (hardback : alkaline paper)
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x, 390 pages ; 23 cm.
Language
English

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 387-388)
Description
"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 oldest teachers. In Braiding Sweetgrass, Kimmerer brings these two lenses of knowing together to reveal what it means to see humans as "the younger brothers of creation." As she explores these themes she circles toward a central argument: the awakening of a wider ecological consciousness requires the acknowledgement and celebration of our reciprocal relationship with the world. Once we begin to listen for the languages of other beings, we can begin to understand the innumerable life-giving gifts the world provides us and learn to offer our thanks, our care, and our own gifts in return"--,Provided by publisher.
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"As a leading researcher in the field of biology, Robin Wall Kimmerer understands the delicate state of our world. But as an active member of the Potawatomi nation, she senses and relates to the world through a way of knowing far older than any science. In Braiding Sweetgrass, she intertwines these two modes of awareness--the analytic and the emotional, the scientific and the cultural--to ultimately reveal a path toward healing the rift that grows between people and nature. The woven essays that construct this book bring people back into conversation with all that is green and growing; a universe that never stopped speaking to us, even when we forgot how to listen"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Kimmerer, R. W. (2013). Braiding sweetgrass (First edition.). Milkweed Editions.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Kimmerer, Robin Wall. 2013. Braiding Sweetgrass. Minneapolis, Minnesota: Milkweed Editions.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Kimmerer, Robin Wall. Braiding Sweetgrass Minneapolis, Minnesota: Milkweed Editions, 2013.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Kimmerer, Robin Wall. Braiding Sweetgrass First edition., Milkweed Editions, 2013.

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