A David Suzuki Collection: A lifetime of ideas

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Allen & Unwin, Nov 1, 2003 - Nature - 400 pages
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Drawing from David Suzuki's published and unpublished writings, this collection reveals the underlying passions and philosophies that have informed his work over a lifetime. In these incisive and provocative essays, Suzuki explores the limits of knowledge and the connectedness of all things; he looks unflinchingly at the destructive forces of globalisation, political shortsightedness, and greed and cautions against blind faith in science, technology, politics, and economics.

Here too are examples of how and where to make those changes that will matter to all of us and to future generations. David offers a vision of hope based on our love of children and nature, with inspiring stories about the people who are making positive environmental and social contributions to our world.

Here is an important reminder of how we are all connected and of what really matters. Written with clarity, passion and wisdom, this book is essential reading for anyone who admires David Suzuki.

Praise for The Sacred Balance: Rediscovering Our Place in Nature:

For Suzuki, the requisite wisdom lies in respect for all creation, and in this important book he makes that case with passion and understanding. John Polanyi, Nobel laureate

This book is the most complete expression to date of an environmental ethic from one of the world's leading conservation writers, combining science, theology, poetry and philosophy to express a world view toward which the human species must shift in the twenty-first century. The Sacred Balance has a beautiful spirit. E.O. Wilson, author of The Diversity of Life
 

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Contents

INTERCONNECTIONS 1
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Human Borders and Nature
21
Theres a Lot to Learn
27
The Case for Keeping Wild Tigers
37
The Power of Diversity
45
Global Warming
60
Why We Must Act on Global Warming
66
A Boost for Biodiversity
75
Toward More National Economies
128
Shifting Political Perspectives
145
The Illusory Oil Change
184
Live by the Box Perish by the Box
195
Televisions Real Message
219
SCIENCE AND ETHICS
239
A BIOCENTRIC VIEW
275
LEADERS ROLE MODELS AND SUCCESS STORIES
319

Learning to Slow Down
87
Ecologists and Economists Unite
98
A Progress Indicator Thats Real
104
Economics and the Third World
119
GermanyAn Inspiring Example
351
A New Kind of Political Leader
363
One Farmer Really Close to the Soil
371
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David Suzuki is an internationally renowned scientist, broadcaster and writer. He is also the founder and chair of the David Suzuki Foundation. His many books include Good News for a Change, From Naked Ape to Superspecies (both with Holly Dressel) and The Sacred Balance. He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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