Braiding Sweetgrass

Braiding Sweetgrass
Author : Robin Wall Kimmerer
Publisher : Penguin UK
Total Pages : 400
Release : 2020-04-23
ISBN 10 : 9780141991962
ISBN 13 : 0141991968
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Braiding Sweetgrass Book Description:

'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.

Summary of Robin Wall Kimmerer s Braiding Sweetgrass

Summary of Robin Wall Kimmerer s Braiding Sweetgrass
Author : Milkyway Media
Publisher : Milkyway Media
Total Pages :
Release : 2021-05-07
ISBN 10 :
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Summary of Robin Wall Kimmerer s Braiding Sweetgrass Book Description:

Buy now to get the key insights from Robin Wall Kimmerer's Braiding Sweetgrass. Sample Key Insights: 1) The indigenous Potawatomi people, who lived throughout the Great Lakes region in America, shared the creation myth of Skywoman for generations and used it like a compass to guide them through their relationship with nature and the world. 2) The Skywoman story, which is the Iroquois creation myth, tells of a deity who fell from the sky and brought light to Earth and grew plants on it. One of the plants she brought was sweetgrass, one of the Potawatomi people’s four sacred plants.

Braiding Sweetgrass Indigenous Wisdom Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants

Braiding Sweetgrass  Indigenous Wisdom  Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants
Author : Richard Turner
Publisher :
Total Pages : 120
Release : 2021-01-26
ISBN 10 : 9798700486088
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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

Drawing on her life as an indigenous scientist, and as 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 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 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.

Braiding Sweetgrass Indigenous Wisdom Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants

Braiding Sweetgrass  Indigenous Wisdom  Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants
Author : nouar belhnifia
Publisher :
Total Pages : 120
Release : 2021-03-09
ISBN 10 : 9798719229560
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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

Drawing on her life as an indigenous scientist, and as 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 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 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

Braiding Sweetgrass for Young Adults

Braiding Sweetgrass for Young Adults
Author : ROBIN WALL. KIMMERER
Publisher : Zest Books
Total Pages :
Release : 2022-11
ISBN 10 : 1728458986
ISBN 13 : 9781728458984
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Braiding Sweetgrass for Young Adults Book Description:

Drawing from her experiences as an Indigenous scientist, botanist Robin Wall Kimmerer demonstrated how all living things--from strawberries and witch hazel to water lilies and lichen--provide us with gifts and lessons every day in her best-selling book Braiding Sweetgrass. Adapted for young adults by Monique Gray Smith, this new edition reinforces how wider ecological understanding stems from listening to the earth's oldest teachers: the plants around us. With informative sidebars, reflection questions, and art from illustrator Nicole Neidhardt, Braiding Sweetgrass for Young Adults brings Indigenous wisdom, scientific knowledge, and the lessons of plant life to a new generation.

Lessons from Plants

Lessons from Plants
Author : Beronda L. Montgomery
Publisher :
Total Pages : 240
Release : 2021-04-06
ISBN 10 : 9780674241282
ISBN 13 : 0674241282
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lessons from Plants Book Description:

What would a plant do? It is an unusual question. But, as Beronda L. Montgomery shows, humans can learn a great deal from these organisms. Lessons from Plants unpacks the "senses" and skills of highly adaptive organisms that overcome immense challenges en route to flourishing.

Mapping Gendered Ecologies

Mapping Gendered Ecologies
Author : K Melchor Quick Hall
Publisher :
Total Pages : 272
Release : 2021-03-15
ISBN 10 : 9781793639479
ISBN 13 : 1793639477
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mapping Gendered Ecologies Book Description:

Mapping Gendered Ecologies brings together the perspectives of gardeners, teachers, activists, womanists, students, herbalists, and feminists. The contributors to this collection reflect on their intersectional identities, personal relationships, and ecological ties to engage with current crises affecting both humans and the environment.

Teaching Western American Literature

Teaching Western American Literature
Author : Brady Harrison
Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
Total Pages : 336
Release : 2020-06-01
ISBN 10 : 9781496220387
ISBN 13 : 1496220382
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Teaching Western American Literature Book Description:

In this volume experienced and new college- and university-level teachers will find practical, adaptable strategies for designing or updating courses in western American literature and western studies. Teaching Western American Literature features the latest developments in western literary research and cultural studies as well as pedagogical best practices in course development. Contributors provide practical models and suggestions for courses and assignments while presenting concrete strategies for teaching works both inside and outside the canon. In addition, Brady Harrison and Randi Lynn Tanglen have assembled insights from pioneering western studies instructors with workable strategies and practical advice for translating this often complex material for classrooms from freshman writing courses to graduate seminars. Teaching Western American Literature reflects the cutting edge of western American literary study, featuring diverse approaches allied with women’s, gender, queer, environmental, disability, and Indigenous studies and providing instructors with entrée into classrooms of leading scholars in the field.

Underland A Deep Time Journey

Underland  A Deep Time Journey
Author : Robert Macfarlane
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages : 496
Release : 2019-06-04
ISBN 10 : 9780393242157
ISBN 13 : 0393242153
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Underland A Deep Time Journey Book Description:

National Bestseller • New York Times “100 Notable Books of the Year” • NPR “Favorite Books of 2019” • Guardian “100 Best Books of the 21st Century” • Winner of the National Outdoor Book Award From the best-selling, award-winning author of Landmarks and The Old Ways, a haunting voyage into the planet’s past and future. Hailed as "the great nature writer of this generation" (Wall Street Journal), Robert Macfarlane is the celebrated author of books about the intersections of the human and the natural realms. In Underland, he delivers his masterpiece: an epic exploration of the Earth’s underworlds as they exist in myth, literature, memory, and the land itself. In this highly anticipated sequel to his international bestseller The Old Ways, Macfarlane takes us on an extraordinary journey into our relationship with darkness, burial, and what lies beneath the surface of both place and mind. Traveling through “deep time”—the dizzying expanses of geologic time that stretch away from the present—he moves from the birth of the universe to a post-human future, from the prehistoric art of Norwegian sea caves to the blue depths of the Greenland ice cap, from Bronze Age funeral chambers to the catacomb labyrinth below Paris, and from the underground fungal networks through which trees communicate to a deep-sunk “hiding place” where nuclear waste will be stored for 100,000 years to come. Woven through Macfarlane’s own travels are the unforgettable stories of descents into the underland made across history by explorers, artists, cavers, divers, mourners, dreamers, and murderers, all of whom have been drawn for different reasons to seek what Cormac McCarthy calls “the awful darkness within the world.” Global in its geography and written with great lyricism and power, Underland speaks powerfully to our present moment. Taking a deep-time view of our planet, Macfarlane here asks a vital and unsettling question: “Are we being good ancestors to the future Earth?” Underland marks a new turn in Macfarlane’s long-term mapping of the relations of landscape and the human heart. From its remarkable opening pages to its deeply moving conclusion, it is a journey into wonder, loss, fear, and hope. At once ancient and urgent, this is a book that will change the way you see the world.

The Rowman Littlefield Handbook of Women s Studies in Religion

The Rowman   Littlefield Handbook of Women   s Studies in Religion
Author : Helen T. Boursier
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages : 390
Release : 2021-06-15
ISBN 10 : 9781538154458
ISBN 13 : 1538154455
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rowman Littlefield Handbook of Women s Studies in Religion Book Description:

The handbook offers interreligious and multicultural perspectives on women’s studies in religion in conversation with specific contextualized gender-biased justice challenges. Contributing authors address 25 current and trending themes from their diverse socio-cultural-religious backgrounds. Themes move across the spectrum of women’s studies in religion, blurring the boundaries beyond “religious studies” to include perspectives from ethics, philosophy, sociology, economics, and law as. Religious diversity addresses challenges for women’s studies through the lens of Wicca, Buddhist, Asian Trans Pacific, Hinduism, Judaism, Muslima, and Christian. The handbook is practical, contemporary, and relevant as it moves theory to practical application in the section on challenging and changing system gender injustice with chapters on sexual violence and the #MeToo movement, femicide and feminicide, a Mohawk response to colonial dominion and violations to Indigenous lands and women, and a religio-politico witness for love and justice, include how to engage the theories of women’s studies in religion in the public square through civic engagement to create empowerment for actual, practical change. It shows the future movement of the becoming of women’s studies with chapters digital activism, reimagining women’s mosque spaces online, minoritized sexual identities, and spiritual homelessness, and charges readers to see “hope now” by challenging and changing gender injustice.