The Earth's Blanket

The Earth's Blanket

Traditional Teachings for Sustainable Living

Book - 2005
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Univ of Washington Pr

This is a thought-provoking look at Native American stories, cultural institutions, and ways of knowing, and what they can teach us about living sustainably.

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Drawing upon decades of experience working with Native peoples in the Pacific Northwest, ethnobotanist Turner shows how systems of traditional ecological knowledge can foster sustainable living in the modern world. The native teachings she presents describe a wide variety of methods of harvesting, transporting, processing, storing, maintaining, and enhancing natural resources such as trees, medicinal plants, root vegetables, and shellfish. Turner teaches environmental studies at the U. of Victoria, British Columbia. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Seattle : University of Washington Press, c2005
ISBN: 0295984740 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Branch Call Number: 304.2 TUR
Characteristics: 298 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm

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