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StatusIn Processing
LocationClark County
Call No305.897 Kimm
TitleBraiding sweetgrass / Robin Wall Kimmerer.
AuthorKimmerer, Robin Wall. author.
Total Circ0
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StatusLocationBarcodeCall NoCreated OnIssue NameCirc StatusTemp Loc
In ProcessingClark County30293101846611305.897 Kimm11/17/2020 In Processing 

Catalog Details

International Standard Book Number 9781571313560
International Standard Book Number 1571313567
International Standard Book Number 9781571313355
International Standard Book Number 1571313354
Personal Name Kimmerer, Robin Wall. author.
Title Statement Braiding sweetgrass / Robin Wall Kimmerer.
Edition Statement First paperback edition.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice Minneapolis, Minnesota : Milkweed Editions, 2013.
Physical Description x, 390 pages ; 22 cm.
Bibliography, Etc. Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 387-388).
Summary, Etc. "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.
Summary, Etc. "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.
Subject-Personal Name Kimmerer, Robin Wall.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Indian philosophy.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Ethnoecology.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Philosophy of nature.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Human ecology Philosophy.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Nature Effect of human beings on.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Human-plant relationships.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Botany Philosophy.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Potawatomi Indians Biography.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Potawatomi Indians Social life and customs.
Index Term-Genre/Form Autobiographies.
Index Term-Genre/Form Biographies.

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