This is a gorgeous book all about nature and science – what more can a girl ask for?
Robin Wall Kimmerer is a botanist by trade and a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation – and she combines her passion for plants and history in this book.
Each chapter focuses on a different overlap between science and her culture.
I love that she had a more personal take on science – so often science is emphasized as rigid, observational and above all emotionless.
But in this book you learn about how heartbreak and love can teach you just as well as any double blind study.
I was SO fascinated by this book. I loved, loved, loved just how varied everything was.
From the story of the three sisters (corns, beans and squash) to restoring a culturally significant lake to teaching about how humans and sweetgrass need each other – this book has it all.
If you are looking for an unforgettable nonfiction – this one is for you!!