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Main Title The earth's blanket : traditional teachings for sustainable living /
Author Turner, Nancy J.,
Publisher University of Washington Press,
Year Published 2005
OCLC Number 56956043
ISBN 0295984740; 9780295984742
Subjects Human ecology--Philosophy. ; Indigenous peoples--Ecology. ; Philosophy of nature. ; Conservation of natural resources. ; Environmental protection.
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EKAM  GF21.T87 2005 Region 4 Library/Atlanta,GA 08/19/2009 STATUS
Collation 298 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-283) and index.
Contents Notes
Prologue: the land and the peoples -- Wealth and value in a changing world -- Land-based stories of peoples and home places -- A kincentric approach to nature -- Honouring nature through ceremony and ritual -- The balance between humans and nature -- Looking after the lands and waters -- Everything is one -- Finding meaning in a contemporary context. "In The Earth's Blanket, ethnobotanist Nancy Turner explores the wealth of ecological knowledge and spiritual connection to the natural world that is fundamental to indigenous cultures and lifeways." "Turner has worked with Native peoples in the Pacific Northwest for more than thirty-five years, and generations of her indigenous teachers have given her permission to share their stories and perspectives about the natural world. Their teachings describe a rich variety of methods of harvesting, transporting, processing, storing, maintaining, and enhancing natural resources such as trees, medicinal plants, berries, root vegetables, fish, meat, and shellfish. More than just stories, these narratives underlie a belief system that informs everyday attitudes toward the earth." "The Earth's Blanket suggests how systems of traditional ecological knowledge can contribute to the modern world."--Jacket.