David Suzuki

The Autobiography

Author: David Suzuki

Publisher: Greystone Books Ltd

ISBN: 192668513X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

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David Suzuki’s autobiography limns a life dedicated to making the world a better place. The book expands on the early years covered in Metamorphosis and continues to the present, when, at age 70, Suzuki reflects on his entire life — and his hopes for the future. The book begins with his life-changing experience of racism interned in a World War II concentration camp, and goes on to discuss his teenage years, his college and postgraduate experiences in the U.S., and his career as a geneticist and then as the host of The Nature of Things. With characteristic candor and passion, he describes how he became a leading environmentalist, writer, and thinker; the establishment of the David Suzuki Foundation; his world travels and meetings with luminaries like Nelson Mandela and the Dalai Lama; and the abiding role of nature and family in his life. David Suzuki is an intimate and inspiring look at a modern-day visionary.

Letters to My Grandchildren

Author: David Suzuki

Publisher: Greystone Books

ISBN: 1771640898

Category: Nature

Page: 176

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In this inspiring series of letters to his grandchildren, David Suzuki offers grandfatherly advice mixed with stories from his own remarkable life and explores what makes life meaningful. He challenges his grandchildren — and us — to do everything at full tilt. He explains why sports, fishing, feminism, and failure are important; why it is dangerous to deny our biological nature; and why First Nations must lead a revolution. Drawing on his own experiences and the wisdom he has gained over his long life, he decries the lack of elders and grandparents in the lives of many people, especially immigrants, and champions the importance of heroes. And he even has something to say about fashion. The book also provides an intimate look at Suzuki’s life as a father and grandfather with letters that are chock-full of anecdotes about his children and grandchildren when they were small. As he ponders life’s deepest questions and offers up a lifetime of wisdom, Suzuki inspires us all to live with courage, conviction, and passion.

The Sacred Balance

Rediscovering Our Place in Nature

Author: David Suzuki

Publisher: Greystone Books

ISBN: 1926685490

Category: Nature

Page: 304

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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 Balance is a powerful, passionate book with concrete suggestions for creating an ecologically sustainable, satisfying, and fair future by rediscovering and addressing humanity’s basic needs.

David Suzuki's Green Guide

Author: David Suzuki,David R. Boyd

Publisher: Greystone Books

ISBN: 1926685148

Category: Nature

Page: 192

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Everyone knows that the planet is in trouble, but is there a solution? This timely book identifies the most effective ways individuals can be more green in four key areas: home, travel, food, and consumerism. It also describes how citizens can ensure that governments take the actions necessary to make sustainable lifestyles the norm instead of the exception. Environmental lawyer David Boyd and celebrated ecologist David Suzuki provide vital tips for choosing a home, creating a healthy indoor environment, and decreasing energy and water use — and utility bills. They discuss what readers can do to drive and fly less, profile the most environmentally friendly transportation choices, and explain how to purchase carbon credits, among other suggestions. In addition, they offer simple changes individuals can make in their diet to eat fresher, tastier, healthier food. Included too is invaluable advice about how to buy fewer things and avoid toxic consumer products.

Just Cool It!

The Climate Crisis and What We Can Do - A Post-Paris Agreement Game Plan

Author: David Suzuki,Ian Hanington

Publisher: Greystone Books Ltd

ISBN: 1771642602

Category: Nature

Page: N.A

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Climate change is the most important crisis humanity has faced, but we still confront huge barriers to resolving it. So, what do we do, and is there hope for humanity? The problem itself is complex, and there’s no single solution. But by understanding the barriers to resolving global warming and by employing a wide range of solutions—from shifting to clean energy to planting trees to reforming agricultural practices—we can get the world back on track. Just Cool It is David Suzuki at his most passionate. In this book, he offers a comprehensive look at the current state of climate science and knowledge and the many ways to resolve the climate crisis, imploring us to do what’s necessary to live in a better, cleaner future. When enough people demand action, change starts happening—and this time, it could be monumental.

The Legacy

An Elder's Vision for Our Sustainable Future

Author: David Suzuki

Publisher: Greystone Books Ltd

ISBN: 1553655702

Category: Science

Page: 113

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Offers the author's thoughts about the destructive relationship that now exists between humans and nature, and a proposition to adopt a holistic worldview in order to save the planet.

The David Suzuki Reader

A Lifetime of Ideas from a Leading Activist and Thinker

Author: David Suzuki

Publisher: Greystone Books

ISBN: 1771640286

Category: Nature

Page: 432

View: 6833

In this revised and expanded edition of his collected writings, David Suzuki continues to explore the themes that have informed his work for more than four decades — the interconnectedness of all things, our misguided elevation of economics above all else, the urgent need to deal with climate change — but with an increased emphasis on solutions to the myriad problems we face, his inspiring vision for the future, and the legacy he hopes to leave behind. There is also more emphasis on the personal, as he recounts episodes from his childhood and early adulthood and speaks eloquently about old age, death, and the abiding role of nature and family in his life. Written with clarity, passion, and wisdom, this book is essential for anyone who is an admirer of David Suzuki, who wants to understand what science can and can’t do, or who wants to make a difference.

Tree

A Life Story

Author: David Suzuki,Wayne Grady

Publisher: Greystone Books Ltd

ISBN: 1926685539

Category: Nature

Page: 200

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“Only God can make a tree,” wrote Joyce Kilmer in one of the most celebrated of poems. In Tree: A Life Story, authors David Suzuki and Wayne Grady extend that celebration in a “biography” of this extraordinary — and extraordinarily important — organism. A story that spans a millennium and includes a cast of millions but focuses on a single tree, a Douglas fir, Tree describes in poetic detail the organism’s modest origins that begin with a dramatic burst of millions of microscopic grains of pollen. The authors recount the amazing characteristics of the species, how they reproduce and how they receive from and offer nourishment to generations of other plants and animals. The tree’s pivotal role in making life possible for the creatures around it — including human beings — is lovingly explored. The richly detailed text and Robert Bateman’s original art pay tribute to this ubiquitous organism that is too often taken for granted.

A David Suzuki Collection

A lifetime of ideas

Author: David Suzuki

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 174115880X

Category: Nature

Page: 400

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Drawing from David Suzuki's published and unpublished writings, this collection reveals the passions and philosophies that have informed the work of one of the world's leading environmentalists for over four decades.

You Are the Earth

Know Your World So You Can Help Make It Better

Author: David Suzuki,Kathy Vanderlinden

Publisher: Greystone Books

ISBN: 1926812611

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

View: 6570

This lively collection of fascinating facts and fables, colorful cartoons, and dynamic illustrations explains how everything on Earth is connected. Since its original publication, concern for the environment has grown, and although environmental damage has increased, so too have "green" strategies. This new edition reflects these changes, with expanded discussion of environmental issues and new technologies, as well as many more activities. New sidebars offer extra facts, tips, and real-life examples of things other budding ecologists have done to make the world a better place.

Salmon Forest

Author: David Suzuki,Sarah Ellis

Publisher: Greystone Books Ltd

ISBN: 1553651634

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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During a walk in the woods with her father, Kate learns about the life cycle of the sockeye salmon, as well as its place in the larger circle of life.

It's a Matter of Survival

Author: Anita Gordon,David T. Suzuki

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674469709

Category: Political Science

Page: 278

View: 1528

Argues that we face ecological disasters from the Greenhouse Effect if we do not make drastic changes in the next ten years

Metamorphosis

Stages in a Life

Author: David Suzuki

Publisher: Stoddart Pub

ISBN: 9780773721395

Category: Science

Page: 302

View: 1067

From Naked Ape to Super Species takes an unflinching look at where we are at this unprecedented moment in history. Suzuki and Dressel reveal that a clear and present environmental danger is staring us in the face, a danger that is screened out by perceptual filters formed by our current values and beliefs. And should the truth get through to us, we experience a paralysis in the face of adversity that is fueled by a sense of impotence and by the psychological and institutional barriers that stymie us.But there is good news. Experts maintain we still have time to avoid this breakdown if we slow down and turn onto alternative roads that will lead to a life still rich in opportunity, choice, and quality. But to begin applying brakes and turning aside, we must see with clarity the we're on now, how we got here, and what the other possibilities are.

Everything Under the Sun

Toward a Brighter Future on a Small Blue Planet

Author: David Suzuki,Ian Hanington

Publisher: Greystone Books

ISBN: 1553659961

Category: Nature

Page: 288

View: 3155

In this compilation of David Suzuki's latest thoughts and writings, the renowned scientist, author, and broadcaster explores the myriad environmental challenges the world faces and their interconnected causes. In doing so, Suzuki shows that understanding the causes—and recognizing that everything in nature, including us, is interconnected—is crucial to restoring hope for a better future. The solutions are there, he argues; we just need the will to act together to bring about change. Everything Under the Sun delves into such provocative topics as the difference between human hunters and other predators, the lessons we must learn from the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan and the subsequent meltdown of the nuclear reactors, and our dependence on the sun for all of our food and energy—indeed for our very lives. Suzuki also considers the many positive steps people are making today. And he doesn't shy away from controversial opinion, especially when it comes to taking on those who stand in the way of resolving serious issues like climate change. Underpinning it all is the recognition that we are blessed to live on a planet that gives us everything we require to live, under a sun that gives us the energy we need to produce food and transport and modern conveniences. But we must protect what we have if we want to survive and prosper.

More Good News

Real Solutions to the Global Eco-Crisis

Author: David Suzuki

Publisher: Greystone Books Ltd

ISBN: 1553654757

Category: Nature

Page: 441

View: 3160

In this edition of their bestseller, the sequel to the best-selling Good News for a Change, authors David Suzuki and Holly Dressel provide the latest inspiring stories about individuals, groups, and businesses that are making real change in the world. More Good News features the most up-to-date information about critical subjects, such as energy and the economy, not covered in the previous edition. These stories offer compelling proof from the front lines that sustainable solutions already exist.

David Suzuki

Doing Battle with Climate Change

Author: Suzy Gazlay

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780778746652

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 3196

Introduces the environmentalist and writer,and discusses such topics as his internment in a World War II Canadian concentration camp, his successes on PBS's "The Nature of Things," and his hopes for the future.

Genethics

The Ethics of Engineering Life

Author: David T. Suzuki

Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 372

View: 2660

Discusses recombinant DNA, genetic screening, biological weapons, and other ethical dilemmas.

A Letter to My Grandchildren

An exclusive excerpt from David Suzuki's book Letters to My Grandchildren

Author: David Suzuki

Publisher: Greystone Books Ltd

ISBN: 1771641290

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 26

View: 331

An exclusive excerpt of one letter from David Suzuki’s forthcoming book Letters to My Grandchildren. In the book, Suzuki offers grandfatherly advice to his five grandchildren, recounts stories from his own childhood, and explores what makes life meaningful. As he ponders life’s deepest questions and offers up a lifetime of wisdom, Suzuki inspires us all to live with courage, conviction, and passion. All proceeds from the sale of this exclusive advance will be donated to the David Suzuki Foundation.

Time to Change

Author: David Suzuki

Publisher: Stoddart Pub

ISBN: 9780773757301

Category: Human ecology

Page: 230

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