Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants
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ISBN: 978-0-14-199195-5
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'A hymn of love to the world ... 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, author of Eat, Pray, Love

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 ways of knowledge together.

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.


B-Format Paperback

'A hymn of love to the world ... 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, author of Eat, Pray, Love

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 ways of knowledge together.

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.


B-Format Paperback
Autor Kimmerer, Robin Wall
Verlag Penguin Books
Einband Kartonierter Einband (Kt)
Erscheinungsjahr 2020
Seitenangabe 400 S.
Lieferstatus Lieferbar in 24 Stunden
Ausgabekennzeichen Englisch
Masse H19.8 cm x B12.9 cm x D2.2 cm 292 g
Coverlag Penguin (Imprint/Brand)

Über den Autor Kimmerer, Robin Wall

Robin Wall Kimmerer, geboren 1953, ist Botanikerin und Mitglied der Citizen Potawatomi Nation. Ihr schon 2013 erschienenes Buch »Geflochtenes Süßgras« steht seit Anfang 2020 ununterbrochen auf der New-York-Times-Bestsellerliste. Sie lebt in Syracuse, New York, wo sie SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor für Umweltbiologie und Gründerin und Direktorin des Center for Native Peoples and the Environment ist.        Elsbeth Ranke, geboren 1972, Studium der Romanistik und Angewandten Sprachwissenschaft. Übersetzungen aus dem Französischen und Englischen, u. a. Erin Hunter, Frédéric Lenoir, E. O. Wilson, Dave Goulson, Lewis Wolpert, Hélène Beauvoir. André Gide-Preis 2004.

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