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Collection Close-up: Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants
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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 two lenses of knowledge together to take us on “a journey that is every bit as mythic as it is scientific, as sacred as it is historical, as clever as it is wise” (Elizabeth Gilbert).
Drawing on her life as an indigenous scientist, a mother, and a woman, Kimmerer shows how other living beings—asters and goldenrod, strawberries and squash, salamanders, algae, and sweetgrass—offer us gifts and lessons, even if we’be forgotten how to hear their voices. In a rich braid of reflections that range from the creation of Turtle Island to the forces that threaten its flourishing today, she circles toward a central argument: that the awakening of a wider ecological consciousness requires the acknowledgment and celebration of our reciprocal relationship with the rest of the living world. For only when we can hear the languages of other beings will we be capable of understanding the generosity of the earth, and learn to give our own gifts in return.
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Transportation Research Record
TRB’s journal Transportation Research Record is now published in digital-only format. Full text is available to MnDOT employees. Check out new articles or sign up for an alert at Transportation Research Record.
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Agricultural operations on airport grounds
TRB ACRP SYN 117
Practices for ensuring the smoothness of concrete bridge decks
TRB NCHRP SYN 580
Use of unmanned aerial systems for highway construction
TRB NCHRP SYN 578
MOTOR VEHICLE STANDARDS
E98.P5 K56 2013
RIGHT OF WAY
Public liabilities relating to driveway permits
TRB NCHRP LRD 85
2022 Interim Revisions to the Guide Specifications for Internal Redundancy of Mechanically-Fastened Built-Up Steel Members (2018, 1st Edition, 2022 Interim Revisions)
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Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants (ebook )
No One at the Wheel: Driverless Cars and the Road of the Future (ebook )
There Are No Accidents: The Deadly Rise of Injury and Disaster-Who Profits and Who Pays the Price (ebook )
Street Smart: The Rise of Cities and the Fall of Cars (audiobook )
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