The First Knowledges series offers an introduction to Indigenous knowledges in vital areas and their application to the present day and the future. Exploring practices such as architecture and design, land management, botany, astronomy and law, this six-book series brings together two very different ways of understanding the natural world: one ancient, the other modern. The fifth book focuses on the uses and cultural significance of plants.
About the series: Each book is a collaboration between Indigenous and non-Indigenous writers and editors; the series is edited by Margo Neale, senior Indigenous curator at the National Museum of Australia.
‘Plants: Past, Present and Future calls for new ways of understanding and engaging with Country, and reveals the power and possibility of Indigenous ecological expertise.’ – Billy Griffiths
‘An enlightening read on the power of plants and the management practices of Indigenous people.’ – Terri Janke
Thames & Hudson Australia
Paperback, b&w, 224 pages.