The Big Picture: Reflections on Science, Humanity, and a Quickly Changing Planet

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The Big Picture: Reflections on Science, Humanity, and a Quickly Changing Planet

by David Suzuki, David Taylor

GREYSTONE BOOKS LTD | March 30, 2009 | Trade Paperback |

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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 century.

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 Foundation.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 288 Pages, 5.12 × 8.27 × 0.79 in

Published: March 30, 2009

Publisher: GREYSTONE BOOKS LTD

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1553653971

ISBN - 13: 9781553653974

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The Big Picture: Reflections on Science, Humanity, and a Quickly Changing Planet

by David Suzuki, David Taylor

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 288 Pages, 5.12 × 8.27 × 0.79 in

Published: March 30, 2009

Publisher: GREYSTONE BOOKS LTD

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1553653971

ISBN - 13: 9781553653974

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.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents 1. What we don''t know can hurt us: Science and the dangers of ignorance 2. Smarter than your average planet: Interconnections in the biosphere 3. Getting to know the Joneses: Protecting the diversity of life on Earth 4. Solidarity for Mother Nature: Natural services and economics 5. Hot hot heat: Global warming and climate change 6. You can''t get there from here: Car culture and global transportation 7. Jellyfish - it''s what''s for dinner: Feeding the planet in the 21st century 8. Children of a lesser god: Technology and a culture of consumerism 9. Lights, camera, sound bite: Social change and the media 10. Public policy for a sustainable planet

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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 century.

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 Foundation.

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.

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