The Earth's Blanket: Traditional Teachings for Sustainable Living
Renowned ethnobotanist Nancy Turner brings together decades of experience working with First Nations in the Pacific Northwest. In The Earth’s Blanket, she explores the wealth of ecological knowledge and the deep personal connection to the land and its history that is encoded in indigenous stories and lifeways, and asks what they can teach all of us about living in harmony with our surroundings.
Scholarly in its thinking but accessible in its writing, The Earth’s Blanket combines first-person research with insightful critiques of Western concepts of environmental management and scientific ecology to propose how systems of traditional ecological knowledge can be recognized and enhanced. It is an important book, a magnum opus with the power to transform our way of thinking about the Earth and our place within it.
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I quite enjoyed the book. It was full of information that I did not know existed. A good book that covers a wide range of topics. It has changed the way I look at our wasteful western culture and has helped me understand how out of balance we are with the natural world and how we take so much for granted. Thank you Nancy for putting in the time and energy into this diverse book.
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I want to love Nancy Turner. Her topics always interest me. But the writing is so boring! Why must I have no discipline? Read full review