Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer: Conversation Starters
Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants is a book by botanist Robin Wall Kimmerer that underlines human relationship to the natural world. Kimmerer talks about the traditional ecological knowledge of the Potawatomi tribe and how this knowledge can help in shaping scientific research and knowledge. The name of the book is a metaphor referring to the fact that the stories told in the book are made up of three strands: the traditional indigenous perspective about the environment, scientific knowledge about plants, and the knowledge that plants themselves hold.
Braiding Sweetgrass was published on the 15th of October 2013 by Milkweed Editions and is the recipient of the 2014 Sigurd F. Olson Nature Writing Award. It became an instant hit and appeared on the bestseller lists of The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Los Angeles Times.
A Brief Look Inside:
EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPER
than the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive,
and the characters and its world still live on.
Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed to
bring us beneath the surface of the page
and invite us into the world that lives on.
These questions can be used to create hours of conversation:
• Foster a deeper understanding of the book
• Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups
• Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately
• Explore unseen realms of the book as never seen before
Disclaimer: This book is an independent resource to supplement the original book and is not affiliated nor endorsed by the original work in any way. If you have not yet purchased a copy of the original book, please do before purchasing this unofficial Conversation Starters.
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