Douglas & McIntyre
The Earth's Blanket

Book details:

June 2007
ISBN 978-1-55365-180-2
Paperback - Trade
6" x 9"
304 pages
Nature NAT000000
Social Science / Anthropology
Cultural Studies
Environment
$24.95 CAD

Douglas & McIntyre

The Earth's Blanket

Traditional Teachings for Sustainable Living

Renowned ethnobotanist Nancy Turner distills in this volume her decades of experience working with First Nations in the Pacific Northwest. The Earth's Blanket explores the wealth of ecological knowledge and the deep personal connec


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.

About the Author

Dr. Nancy J. Turner

Dr. Nancy J. Turner

Dr. Nancy J. Turner is an ethnobotanist and Distinguished Professor in the School of Environmental Studies at the University of Victoria, B.C. She is also ...

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