Braiding Sweetgrass - Gift Edition

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Updated with a new introduction from author Robin Wall Kimmerer, this hardcover gift edition of Braiding Sweetgrass celebrates the book as an object of meaning that will last the ages.

Features

  • Bridging scientific knowledge and indigenous wisdom, Braiding Sweetgrass embraces the notion that plants and animals are our oldest teachers
  • Gentle, simple, tactile, beautiful and even sacred, the book will inspire readers to spread the word about scientific knowledge, indigenous wisdom and the teachings of plants
  • This gift edition includes a new cover featuring an engraving by Tony Drehfal, deckle edge, bookmark ribbon and 5 vividly colored illustrations by artist Nate Christopherson

Made in USA.

From the publisher: Updated with a new introduction from Robin Wall Kimmerer, the hardcover special edition of Braiding Sweetgrass, reissued in honor of the 40th anniversary of Milkweed Editions, celebrates the book as an object of meaning that will last the ages.

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. Drawing on her life as an indigenous scientist, a mother, and a woman, Kimmerer shows how other living beings—asters and goldenrod, strawberries and squash, salamanders, algae and sweetgrass—offer us gifts and lessons, even if we've forgotten how to hear their voices.

In a rich braid of reflections that range from the creation of Turtle Island to the forces that threaten its flourishing today, she circles toward a central argument: that the awakening of a wider ecological consciousness requires the acknowledgment and celebration of our reciprocal relationship with the rest of the living world. For only when we can hear the languages of other beings will we be capable of understanding the generosity of the earth, and learn to give our own gifts in return.

Technical Specs

Best Use

Casual

Dimensions

8.6 x 5.7 inches

Author(s)

Robin Wall Kimmerer

Number of Pages

456

Format

Hardcover

ISBN-13

9781571311771

Publisher

Milkweed Editions

Copyright Year

2020

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