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ISBN13: 9781571313560
ISBN10: 1571313567
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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.

About the Author

Robin Wall Kimmerer is a mother, a scientist, a decorated professor, and an enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. A SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor of Environmental Biology and the founder and director of the Center for Native Peoples and the Environment, she lives in Fabius, NY.

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Tasha H, October 21, 2014 (view all comments by Tasha H)
Robin Wall Kimmerer weaves together modern botany, Native American understandings of how the world works, and her own history to create a book I will read and re-read, a chapter at a time, for years to come. I will never look at the forest floor, or my relationship to the gifts I am given everyday, the same way again. If your heart is hurting from all the pain rocking the world, read this book, and let it gift you will possibilities.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781571313560
Author:
Kimmerer, Robin Wall
Publisher:
Milkweed Editions
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Biology-Reference
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20140931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
408
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in

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