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

April 1, 2009|
The Big Picture: Reflections on Science, Humanity, and a Quickly Changing Planet by David Suzuki
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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.
David Suzuki is an internationally renowned geneticist and environmentalist and a recipient of UNESCO''s Kalinga Prize for the Popularization of Science and the 2009 Right Livelihood Award. Host of the longrunning CBC television program The Nature of Things, he is also the author of more than fifty books. Dave Robert Taylor is a journa...
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Title:The Big Picture: Reflections on Science, Humanity, and a Quickly Changing Planet
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:272 pages, 8.5 X 5.52 X 0.68 in
Shipping dimensions:272 pages, 8.5 X 5.52 X 0.68 in
Published:April 1, 2009
Publisher:Greystone Books
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781553653974

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