Braiding Sweetgrass

Braiding Sweetgrass

Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teaching of Plants

Downloadable Audiobook - 2016 | Unabridged.
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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.
Publisher: [Old Saybrook, Conn.] : Tantor Audio, a division of Recorded Books, 2016.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9781515925903
Branch Call Number: E-AUDIO
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (16:44:37))
1 online resource (17 audio files (16:44:29))
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc


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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 t... Read More »

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Apr 01, 2020

I have to go for a walk away from my camp to get my phone's internet signal to work as I camp off this outbreak. I usually check out physical book copies but in these hard times I am glad to have downloadable options. I bugged out into the woods far from Seattle. I have read Braiding Sweetgrass before and loved it. I have story time for fireside isolation and love that. Thank you.

Feb 25, 2020

this is a beautiful book. I'd just finished The Overstory by Richard Powers and I took this title from his references. His book is incredeably relevant to our times and hers (this book) takes it to a level that is much more practical for most people. The methodology could hopefully save human life on earth. It's up to all of us.

Aug 05, 2019

One of the best books I've read on the subject of human and nature. The book could change your relationship with mother earth. Recommend it to everybody. It is beautifully written. It is so amazing and powerful that I bought a paper copy. The author is a wonderful story teller. You can learn a lot by reading the book and you can read it again and again. I listened to it 2-3 times. Hope schools teach our younger generations how to respect and protect nature.

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