The Earth's Blanket: Traditional Teachings for Sustainable Living

The Earth's Blanket: Traditional Teachings for Sustainable Living

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780295987392
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Publication date: 02/28/2008
Series: Culture, Place, and Nature Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Nancy J. Turner is distinguished professor in the School of Environmental Studies at the University of Victoria, British Columbia. She is also a research associate with the Royal British Columbia Museum and the author or co-author of more than fifteen books.

Table of Contents

Preface and AcknowledgmentsPrologue: The Land and the Peoples1. Wealth and Value in a Changing Land2. Land-based Stories of People and Home Places3. A Kincentric Approach to Nature4. Honouring Nature through Ceremony and Ritual5. The Balance between Humans and Nature6. Looking After the Lands and Waters7. Everything Is One8. Finding Meaning in a Contemporary ContextSource NotesReferencesIndex

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Wade Davis

This wonderful book celebrates the connection between pepople and the land, revealing that the cultures of the world are unique and inspired expressions of the human imagination.

Eugene Anderson

A unique and charming book that provides fascinating insights into ways of managing wild plant and animal resources. Drawing on stories and early accounts from Native people throughout northwestern North America and, above all, her own enormously rich and detailed experiences, Nancy Turner shows that these methods have great and increasing relevance for us today.

Kim Recalma—Clutesi

Nancy Turner has worked with and been befriended by generations of holders of our traditional teachings, and this book is a testament not only to an outstanding career but also to an outstanding human being. The Earth's Blanket demonstrates how science can be used to record Traditional Ecological Knowledge in a way that respects First Nations' cultures.

Kim Recalma—Clutesi

Nancy Turner has worked with and been befriended by generations of holders of our traditional teachings, and this book is a testament not only to an outstanding career but also to an outstanding human being. The Earth's Blanket demonstrates how science can be used to record Traditional Ecological Knowledge in a way that respects First Nations' cultures.

From the Publisher

"A unique and charming book that provides fascinating insights into ways of managing wild plant and animal resources. Drawing on stories and early accounts from Native people throughout northwestern North America and, above all, her own enormously rich and detailed experiences, Nancy Turner shows that these methods have great and increasing relevance for us today."—Eugene Anderson, University of California, Riverside

"Nancy Turner has worked with and been befriended by generations of holders of our traditional teachings, and this book is a testament not only to an outstanding career but also to an outstanding human being. The Earth's Blanket demonstrates how science can be used to record Traditional Ecological Knowledge in a way that respects First Nations' cultures."—Kim Recalma—Clutesi, Elected Chief, Qualicum First Nation

"This wonderful book celebrates the connection between pepople and the land, revealing that the cultures of the world are unique and inspired expressions of the human imagination."—Wade Davis, author of Light at the Edge of the World

Kim Recalma—Clutesi

Nancy Turner has worked with and been befriended by generations of holders of our traditional teachings, and this book is a testament not only to an outstanding career but also to an outstanding human being. The Earth's Blanket demonstrates how science can be used to record Traditional Ecological Knowledge in a way that respects First Nations' cultures.

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