Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Wisdom, and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer.
"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 lenses of knowledge together to show that the awkening of a wider ecological consciousness requires the acknowledgement and celebration of our reciprocal relationship with the rest of the living world." For only when we can hear the languages of other beings are we capable of understanding the generosity of the earth, and learning to give our own gifts in return." (Back cover.)
Paperback edition, 390 pages.