Originally published in 2013, Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer (Gathering Moss), a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, has become a seminal work for nature lovers, hard science professionals and social scientists, uniting readers around the world who regard this text as a sacred object. This reissued gift edition features a linen cloth hardcover, a bookmark ribbon and deckle-edged pages, and also showcases five woodcut illustrations by Nate Christopherson and an updated introduction by the author.
Wise and wonderous, scientific and spiritual, Braiding Sweetgrass combines poetry and science with storytelling: Indigenous creation stories from the Anishinaabe peoples and Citizen Potawatomi Nation, personal stories from Kimmerer's life, and the lessons plants, animals and the natural world have to teach us. "The land is the real teacher. All we need as students is mindfulness." --BrocheAroe Fabian, owner, River Dog Book Co.