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Braiding sweetgrass : indigenous wisdom, scientific knowledge and the teachings of plants Book
Book | First paperback edition. | Milkweed Editions, Minneapolis, Minnesota : 2013.

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  • 2 of 9 Copies Available at Libraries in Niagara Cooperative
  • 4 current holds with 9 total copies.
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Fonthill 305.897 Kim Adult non-fiction Copy hold / Volume hold Checked out
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Niagara-on-the-Lake 6656 KIM Adult Social Issues Copy hold / Volume hold On holds shelf
NOTL Campus E98.P5 K56 2013 Indigenous Copy hold / Volume hold Checked out
Port Colborne 305.597 KIM Adult Indigenous Non-fiction Copy hold / Volume hold On holds shelf
Smithville 305.89 KIM Nonfiction Copy hold / Volume hold In transit
Thorold 305.89 KIMME Adult Nonfiction Copy hold / Volume hold Checked out
Welland Campus E98.P5 K56 2013 Indigenous Copy hold / Volume hold Available

"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. 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. 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 (a Native American people of the Great Plains, upper Mississippi River and Western Great Lakes region), she senses and relates to the world through a way of knowing far older than any science. 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.

  • ISBN: 9781571313560
  • ISBN: 1571313567
  • Physical Description: x, 390 pages ; 22 cm.
  • Edition: First paperback edition.
  • Publisher: Minneapolis, Minnesota : Milkweed Editions, 2013.
  • General Note:
    First Nations, M├ętis and Inuit collection.
  • Bibliography, etc. Note:
    Includes bibliographical references (pages 387-388).

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