The sacred balance: rediscovering our place in nature

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Greystone Books, Sep 28, 2007 - Nature - 359 pages
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In this extensively revised and enlarged edition of his best-selling book, David Suzuki reflects on the increasingly radical changes in nature and science — from global warming to the science behind mother/baby interactions — and examines what they mean for humankind’s place in the world. The book begins by presenting the concept of people as creatures of the Earth who depend on its gifts of air, water, soil, and sun energy. The author explains how people are genetically programmed to crave the company of other species, and how people suffer enormously when they fail to live in harmony with them. Suzuki analyzes those deep spiritual needs, rooted in nature, that are a crucial component of a loving world. Drawing on his own experiences and those of others who have put their beliefs into action,The Sacred Balanceis a powerful, passionate book with concrete suggestions for creating an ecologically sustainable, satisfying, and fair future by rediscovering and addressing humanity’s basic needs.

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A very detailed perception of mans connections to earth, wind, fire, and water. Not only to the elements, but down to the smallest micro organisms. Suzuki explains detailed relationships of the ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction to the Revised Edition
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Prologue
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BORN OF THE EARTH
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Copyright

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DAVID SUZUKI, a professor of genetics at the University of British Columbia, is the host of the award-winning television series, "The Nature of Things." He is also the author of several other books. BARBARA HEHNER is a writer and editor who has worked with David Suzuki on all the Looking At books. She has edited over 50 other children's books.

Adrienne Mason is an educator and author whose books include Owls, Snakes, Move It! and Touch It! She lives in Tofino, British Columbia.

McConnell is a writer for the Nature of Things.

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