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

Paperback | March 30, 2009

byDavid Suzuki, David Taylor

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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, science-based solutions.

Published in partnership with the David Suzuki Foundation.

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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 challenge...

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 t...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.5 inPublished:March 30, 2009Publisher:Greystone Books Ltd.Language:English

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ISBN - 10:1553653971

ISBN - 13:9781553653974

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Table of Contents 1. What we don't know can hurt us: Science and the dangers of ignorance2. Smarter than your average planet: Interconnections in the biosphere3. Getting to know the Joneses: Protecting the diversity of life on Earth4. Solidarity for Mother Nature: Natural services and economics5. Hot hot heat: Global warming and climate change6. You can't get there from here: Car culture and global transportation7. Jellyfish - it's what's for dinner: Feeding the planet in the 21st century8. Children of a lesser god: Technology and a culture of consumerism9. Lights, camera, sound bite: Social change and the media10. Public policy for a sustainable planet