The Sacred Balance: Rediscovering Our Place in Nature

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Greystone Books, 2007 - Nature - 359 pages
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This special 10th-anniversary edition reexamines our place in the natural world in light of sweeping environmental changes and recent advances in scientific knowledge.

Since The Sacred Balance was first published in 1997 global warming has become a major issue, with alarming effects being observed on all continents and in the world's oceans. Scientists have also made significant discoveries in various realms, including the state of world ecosystems, the science behind the mother/baby interaction, and the workings of the brain.

In this new and extensively revised and amplified edition of his bestselling book, David Suzuki reflects on these changes and examines what they mean for our place in the world. His basic message remains the same: we are creatures of the Earth, utterly dependent on its elements, which are not just external factors, but incorporated into our very essence. Also available in an illustrated edition.

All royalties from The Sacred Balance go to the David Suzuki Foundation.

Published in partnership with the David Suzuki Foundation.

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E. O. Wilson, author of The Diversity of Life, said of this book, "(It) is the most complete expression to date of an environmental ethic from one of the world's leading conservation writers ... Read full review

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An acclaimed geneticist artfully explains the diverse web of life, our kinship with other species, and the crucial need of our time to make Nature the ultimate concern of society at large and for our ... Read full review


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Adrienne Mason is a writer, editor and life-long resident of Vancouver Island. A biologist and naturalist/interpreter, she is the managing editor of "KNOW: The Science Magazine for Curious Kids". She has a Bachelor of Science in biology from the University of Victoria, and her articles have appeared in "National Geographic Kids", "WILD", "Canadian Geographic", "Georgia Straight", "Beautiful BC", "OWL", "Ranger Rick", "Boys' Life" and "Nature Canada". She lives in Tofino, BC, and enjoys hiking, beachcombing and exploring the coast with her husband and two daughters.

McConnell is a writer for the Nature of Things.

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