The Legacy: An Elder's Vision for Our Sustainable Future

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Greystone Books, 2010 - Nature - 113 pages
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In this expanded version of an inspiring speech delivered in December 2009, David Suzuki reflects on how we got where we are today and presents his vision for a better future. In his living memory, Suzuki has witnessed cataclysmic changes in society and our relationship with the planet: the doubling of the world's population, our increased ecological footprint, and massive technological growth.
Today we are in a state of crisis, and we must join together to respond to that crisis. If we do so, Suzuki envisions a future in which we understand that we are the Earth and live accordingly. All it takes is imagination and a determination to live within our, and the planet's, means. This book is the culmination of David Suzuki's amazing life and all of his knowledge, experience, and passion -- it is his legacy.

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Review: The Legacy: An Elder's Vision for Our Sustainable Future

User Review  - Mary Windmüller - Goodreads

This book is very easy to read and follow for a person who has no background on science. But the message is critical and related to our future as humanity.It puts in perspective our relationship with ... Read full review

Review: The Legacy: An ElderÕs Vision for Our Sustainable Future

User Review  - Ian - Goodreads

Picks up a few key themes from the movie/documentary, but felt like a rushed job, which it probably was. Better off watching the hour long film, which came across as more personal, delving more into ... Read full review

About the author (2010)

David Suzuki is an acclaimed geneticist and environmentalist and the founder and chair of the David Suzuki Foundation. He is the author of more than forty books and is the recipient of the UNESCO Kalinga Prize for Science, the United Nations Environmental Medal, and the UNEP’s Global 500 award, and he has been named a Companion of the Order of Canada. In addition, he holds eighteen honorary degrees, and he has been adopted into three First Nations clans.

Margaret Atwood is the author of more than thirty-five titles, including the novels The Handmaid's Tale (1983) and The Blind Assassin, which won the prestigious Booker Prize in 2000.  Her work has been published in more than forty languages. Atwood currently lives in Toronto with writer Graeme Gibson. 

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