From the Publisher
The world''s leading environmentalist delivers an
urgent assessment of the planet''s state and offers science-based
David Suzuki and Dave Robert Taylor look beyond our
environmental problems to examine the forces that are preventing
real change. Whether they''re discussing how to reconcile economy
with ecology or why we may need to start eating jellyfish for
dinner, they point in the direction we must go if we hope to meet
the environmental challenges we face in the twenty-first
Covering suburban sprawl, sustainable transportation,
food shortages, biodiversity, technology, public policy, and more,
The Big Picture identifies the problems facing our world
and proposes solid, sciencebased solutions.
Published in partnership with the David Suzuki
About the Author
David Suzuki is a scientist, broadcaster,
author, and co-founder of the David Suzuki Foundation. He is
Companion to the Order of Canada and a recipient of UNESCO's
Kalinga Prize for science, the United Nations Environment Program
medal, the 2009 Right Livelihood Award, and Global 500. He is
familiar to television audiences as host of the long-running CBC
television program The Nature of Things. His written work
includes more than fifty-two books, nineteen of them for children.
Suzuki lives with his wife, Tara Cullis, in Vancouver.
Dave Taylor is a journalist, writer, and former
Director of Communications with the David Suzuki Foundation. His
work has appeared in the Globe & Mail, the Toronto
Star, and other newspapers and magazines across Canada. He has
also written for television and film and is a past winner of the
CBC's Signature Shorts screen writing competition.
Taylor graduated with honours from the University
of Victoria, where he also completed the post-graduate Harvey
Southam professional writing program and was the first person to
receive the Harvey Southam Award for his thesis on journalism
ethics. Taylor lives with his family in New
Westminster, British Columbia.
About the Book
Whether he's discussing how to reconcile economy with ecology, why a warmer world will result in more poison ivy, why Britney Spears gets more hits on Google than global warming does, or why we might need to start eating jellyfish for supper, David Suzuki points the direction we must take as a society if we hope to meet the environmental challenges we face in our still-young century. Covering suburban sprawl, sustainable transportation, food shortages, biodiversity, technology, public policy, and more, "The Big Picture "not only identifies the problems we face but proposes solid, science-based solutions. These engaging essays look beyond environmental challenges to examine the forces that are preventing real change from occurring. Together they tell the story of a species struggling to come to grips with its own biological nature, a nature we must ultimately embrace to live in balance with the systems that sustain us.
Format: Trade Paperback
Published: March 30, 2009
Publisher: GREYSTONE BOOKS LTD