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Braiding Sweetgrass

Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants
Auteur(s): Robin Wall Kimmerer
Narrateur(s): Robin Wall Kimmerer
Durée: 16 h et 44 min
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As a botanist and professor of plant ecology, Robin Wall Kimmerer has spent a career learning how to ask questions of nature using the tools of science. As a Potawatomi woman, she learned from elders, family, and history that the Potawatomi, as well as a majority of other cultures indigenous to this land, consider plants and animals to be our oldest teachers.

In Braiding Sweetgrass, Kimmerer brings these two lenses of knowing together to reveal what it means to see humans as "the younger brothers of creation". As she explores these themes, she circles toward a central argument: The awakening of a wider ecological consciousness requires the acknowledgement and celebration of our reciprocal relationship with the world. Once we begin to listen for the languages of other beings, we can begin to understand the innumerable life-giving gifts the world provides us and learn to offer our thanks, our care, and our own gifts in return.

©2013 Robin Wall Kimmerer (P)2016 Tantor

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A Beautiful Story

This book intricately weaves a tale of love...love of life, love of nature and love for all creatures of the earth. I would highly recommend it to everyone. Ms. Kimmerer's knowledge of science, indigenous spirituality and her kind heart give opportunities for all to learn about the interconnectedness of all lives on this planet. Many thanks for such s beautiful story!

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Beautiful and Smart

This is a beautiful book that accomplishes a directness while flowing through story and science. The braided format is effective and enjoyable. The narration is gorgeous: calm and clear. I love this book.

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A beautiful experience

A life changing read, a gift, flows like scripture.. Each chapter an award winning essay complete within itself.

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A masterpiece

The merging of a memoir and engaging lessons in life, history, science and environment all sewn together with beautifully delivered storytelling. Highly recommended.

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Fabulous wise, informative, inspiring, beautifully written book!

Robin wall Kimmerer has an immense amount of understanding of plants *and* human nature! Not only has Braiding Sweetgrass enormously expanded my understanding of indigenous ways, and of The complexity and intricacy of plant behaviour, but she has a warm, comforting and evocative reading voice. I’ve listened to this book dozens of times, and keep finding New insights, challenges and wisdom.

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You must read this book!

This was an absolutely amazing read! It was beautiful, heartbreaking, enlightening, and inspiring. Robin is such an amazing person. I have learned so much and can’t wait to learn more.

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Beautiful!

This book is beautifully written. Robin Wall Kimmerer narrates her own story, and does it so well! This book combines science and spirituality; using the natural world to explain how each are intertwined. Definitely a book that you can listen to more than once, as it contains a life changing perspective.

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This Book is exceptional!

In light of the biology, traditions and ecological perspective of this book along with the incredible story, I have begun to recommend this book to all of my students. I am considering having it as a prerequisite for taking our Permaculture Design Certificates in the future as it is a beautiful assemblage of the wisdom of nature, tradition and science told through story.

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Touching and Brilliant

This book has taught me so much and has made me feel so much more connected to my culture. A book everyone should read.

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Spectacular

The most beautiful thing I’ve ever listened to. Incredibly inspiring. Robin’s words and voice helped me understand my lifelong connection to nature and solidify its importance. She helped me see and accept that nature is my purpose and I know I’ll forever be dedicated to its survival and vibrancy! I can not wait to add this book (physical copy) to my collection to be read over again, endlessly. The message and teachings in this book are the most important ones us humans can learn. Just absolutely over the moon in love with this book!

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  • 2017-01-04

Many thanks for this gift

What did you like best about this story?

This book has changed me. Robin some how wove a beautiful story out of what she has learned from her culture, from science and her own experiences. I feel wiser, more aware, saddened and empowered to take responsibility for all the gifts that we were given. She has made me feel more connected to the earth than ever and I feel a sense of purpose and gratitude after hearing her speak.

What about Robin Wall Kimmerer’s performance did you like?

Extremely unique story-telling style. She tells the truth, it's breathtaking.

If you could give Braiding Sweetgrass a new subtitle, what would it be?

Our responsibilities as people of the earth

Any additional comments?

Thank you so much Robin. I feel enlightened and humbled after hearing you. I've stepped on a new path and can never turn back, thanks to your voice.

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  • Hanifa
  • 2016-12-30

I Recommend This Book To Everyone

Would you listen to Braiding Sweetgrass again? Why?

I would definitely listen again. The words of this book are in alignment with my values and it brings me hope to know others feel as I do. It is a good reminder to practice gratitude, do more for the planet and its teachers, and to not give into despair regarding the plight of humanity and the planet.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Braiding Sweetgrass?

The author does an amazing job of setting up the concept of the Windigo and it all comes together beautifully in her story of confronting the beast.

Have you listened to any of Robin Wall Kimmerer’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

First performance from this author. She does an amazing job. Her voice is a little too soothing to enjoy the book in the car without the fear of falling asleep.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

A journey back to gratitude.

Any additional comments?

One of the best audiobooks I have found on this site.

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  • crabapple m
  • 2016-10-31

Read this book!

More than just plants. This book is something we as a species should be proud of our gift of language. This book, I hope it makes it into the hands of people of all different types. It is so beautiful, scientific and community inspired.

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  • Kaysi12
  • 2016-10-18

Eloquent and inspirational

This book is so timely and yet timeless: weaving threads about native people's history with the land, science that elaborates, and personal memoir; all told in a wonderful voice. I rarely listen to an audiobook a second time, but I will absolutely listen to this again, and also give copies as gifts to friends.

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  • Brian Turnwald
  • 2016-09-01

Fabulous!

The beautiful writing and soothing narration of this book helped calm me on my hour-long commute in dense Houston traffic. But more importantly it inspired me to get back into the garden that I had forsaken after heavy Spring rains had turned it to a weedy jungle. I realize now my responsibility to care for my garden and see the reciprocal nature of my relationship to her.

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  • cedar
  • 2016-11-27

Stunning and Important

This is a powerful telling journey into an old time tested way of being. I was gently taken by the hand in to a much deeper understanding of how earth and nature lives and works. It's fascinating and engaging and inspiring. I have better eyes to see and understand now. I highly recommend this pivotal book. Robin Kimmerer is truly a gift to us all and our planet.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2016-12-12

Hands down one of the best books I have ever read!

Memoir, science, and ecological anthropology woven into pure poetry. Moving, reflective and inspiration! Incredibly crafted.

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  • Gail
  • 2016-12-01

A new favorite!

I enjoyed the writing and Robin Kimmerer's soothing voice very much. I especially enjoyed the content. Botany, ecology, science, and motherhood are all fascinating topics. Beautiful

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  • Marianna
  • 2016-11-06

A deep dive to the sacredness of every day life

I loved this book. So much more than words can express. I felt like I was coming home. To a world where there is purpose in the rhythm of life and a deep understanding of the poignant relationship we have with our earth, our mother. A wonderful blend of personal narrative, science and myth. I highly recommend this book and hope many read it. A true medicine story.

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  • booksteph
  • 2017-05-13

Beautiful wisdom

A truly moving experience to have the author, with her own sweet voice, show me another way to look at the world and all of us in it. It reminded me of truths I had discovered when I was younger but had forgotten, and showed me many many other new ones.

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