Braiding Sweetgrass is an exploration of the ways that indigenous wisdom, scientific knowledge, and the teachings of plants can be integrated to create a more sustainable world. Robin Wall Kimmerer draws on her background as a scientist and member of the Potawatomi Nation to offer a unique perspective on environmentalism, exploring topics such as climate change, energy policy, food production, and natural resource management.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for those interested in the ways that indigenous wisdom, scientific knowledge, and the teachings of plants can be integrated to create a more sustainable world.
- Braiding Sweetgrass offers a unique perspective on environmentalism that draws on indigenous wisdom and scientific knowledge.
- The book explores a variety of topics related to sustainability, making it an informative read for anyone interested in this topic.
- Braiding Sweetgrass is written in an engaging and accessible style, making it enjoyable to read.
- The author’s perspective as a scientist and member of the Potawatomi Nation may be difficult for some readers to understand.
- The book is densely packed with information, making it challenging to read cover to cover.
- Braiding Sweetgrass does not provide specific solutions or recommendations for how we can address environmental issues.
Learn more about the author
Robin Wall Kimmerer is a biologist, environmental scientist, and member of the Potawatomi Nation. She is an associate professor of Environmental Science at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse, New York. Her previous books include Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses (Oregon State University Press), which won the 2004 John Burroughs Medal Award for Nature Writing.
“The book is amazing! I could not put it down. It has made me think so deeply about the world around me and how everything is connected.”
“A fresh, much-needed perspective on our relationship to the environment and how to build a sustainable future. Kimmerer’s unique interweaving of scientific data with Indigenous teachings is nothing short of brilliant.”
“Every now and then a book comes along that has the potential to change how we see the world. Braiding Sweetgrass is one of those books.”
“If you read just one book on indigenous science and ecology this year, make it Braiding Sweetgrass.”