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BRAIDING SWEETGRASS Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants

by | Read by Robin Wall Kimmerer

Contemporary Culture • 16.75 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2013

Many Native peoples in northern North America use sweetgrass in their traditions and ceremonies, often braided. In this audiobook environmental biologist Robin Wall Kimmerer uses it as a subject and a metaphor. Her own personal braid includes the traditional wisdom of her Potawatomie ancestors and her scientific training. In narrating her own audiobook, she adeptly shares the experience of encountering the natural world through both lenses. Her voice is warm and welcoming, and her discussions of how to live in the world invite us to share her feelings and opinions, rather than trying to sell us on the rightness of her thinking. It's a very effective approach, and an affecting listen. D.M.H. © AudioFile 2021, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2021]

Trade Ed. • Tantor Media • 2015

DD ISBN $34.99

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