Cover of: The sacred balance | David T. Suzuki

About the Book

This special 10th anniversary edition of the David Suzuki classic, re-examines our place in the natural world in light of sweeping environmental changes and recent advances in scientific knowledge.In the ten years since The Sacred Balance was first published, global warming has become a major issue as glaciers and polar ice caps have begun to melt at an alarming rate, populations of polar bears have dwindled, the intensity of hurricanes and tsunamis has drastically increased, coral bleaching is occurring globally, and the earth has experienced its hottest years in over four centuries. In this new and extensively revised and amplified edition of his best-selling book, David Suzuki reflects on these changes and examines what they mean for our place in the world.The basic message of this seminal, best-selling work remains the same: We are creatures of the earth, and as such, we are utterly dependent on its gifts of air, water, soil, and the energy of the sun. These elements are not just external factors; we take them into our bodies, where they are incorporated into our very essence. What replenishes the air, water, and soil and captures sunlight to vitalize the biosphere is the diverse web of all beings. The recently completed human genome project has revealed that all species are our biological kin, related to us through our evolutionary history. And it appears that our need for their company is programmed into our genome.The cataclysmic events of the last decade require that we rethink our behaviour and find a new way to live in balance with our surroundings. This book offers just such a new direction for us all.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [241]-253) and index.
Originally published: Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 1998.
"David Suzuki Foundation."

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
304.2
Library of Congress
GF21 .S87 1999

The Physical Object

Pagination
x, 259 p. :
Number of pages
259

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL30670M
Internet Archive
sacredbalancered0000suzu_l4n5
ISBN 10
1550546910, 0898866456
LC Control Number
99010355
Library Thing
285575
Goodreads
1551135
1125018
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