Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants

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6.1 X 5.5 X 1.9 inches | 0.7 pounds
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About the Author

Robin Wall Kimmerer is a mother, scientist, decorated professor, and enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. Her first book, Gathering Moss, was awarded the John Burroughs Medal for outstanding nature writing. Braiding Sweetgrass made the bestsellers list of the New York Times and the Washington Post and was named by Literary Hub as a Best Essay Collection of the Decade.


"Kimmerer merges her experiences within each of these identities and communities to explore nature through scientific, cultural, and philosophical lenses. She urges readers to examine their relationship with the natural world, and open themselves up to the idea that plants and animals have valuable lessons to teach us."

-- "BuzzFeed"

"Remarkable, wise, and potentially paradigm-shifting...A coherent and compelling call for what [Kimmerer] describes as 'restorative reciprocity', an appreciation of gifts and the responsibilities that come with them, and how gratitude can be medicine for our sick, capitalistic world."

-- "The Guardian (London)"

"She captures beauty that I love the most--the images of giant cedars and wild strawberries, a forest in the rain and a meadow of fragrant sweetgrass will stay with you long after you read the last page."

-- "Jane Goodall, anthropologist, activist, and New York Times bestselling author"

"Kimmerer knows that the answer to all forms of ecological unbalance have long been hidden in plain sight, told in the language of plants and animals, minerals and elements. She draws on her own advocate for a renewed connection between human beings and nature."

-- "Outside magazine"

"Eloquently makes the case that by observing and celebrating our reciprocal relationship with the natural world, one can gain greater ecological consciousness."

-- "Sierra Magazine"