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

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Robin Wall Kimmerer

16 Hours 46 Minutes

Tantor Media

July 2016

Audio Book Summary

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. In Braiding Sweetgrass, 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.

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  • Doniel H.

    Absolutely vital perspective! This woman, who’s voice we are so fortunate to hear on this audiobook, has offered a gift of understanding to all who wish to hear it. Please listen. Please share. Our whole community, who participated in this as a book club, are more enriched humans because we have read this. We are more patient parents, more peaceful and grateful stewards of our environment. Please listen. Please share

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  • Pen G.

    This would have to be one of the best reads I have come across in the last two years. The insight and depth of knowledge and culture kept me wanting more. I felt I could sit and listen to Robin for hours even days just soaking up the old people’s ways and her impressive knowledge and connection. This is a must read.

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  • Shelly W.

    Wonderful reminder that its the seemingly little things that offer back the biggest love. Loved hearing the elation in her voice as she describes the natural beauty that too often goes unnoticed & unloved all around us. Worth a re-listen or two.

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  • Cassandra C.

    Love it Warms the heart feeds the soul.

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  • SARAH H.

    Truely beautiful

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  • Heather P.

    Fabulous. I bought a printed copy of the book, but because I frequently find my vision blurring over, due the amount of computer work I do, I am really limited in the amount of time I have for reading. Now I can rest my eyes and let the amazing voice of the author transport me. I am intentionally choosing authors who present indigenous ways of knowing and consider this the best book I have read to date. It is beautifully written, insightful and worth savouring. I recommend it to everyone.

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  • Wes H.

    This book is seriously incredible. Changed the way I think about the world entirely. Please please please give this book a try.

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  • Anonymous

    This book was like no other. It was a revelation...a homecoming. I was spellbound by the subject matter and the reader’s voice. A real eye opener.

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  • McKenzie Bottoms

    An affecting and eye-opening memoir read by the well-spoken author.

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  • Lisa H.

    incredible book and author

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