The Legacy: An Elders Vision for Our Sustainable Future

Hardcover | August 9, 2010

byDavid SuzukiForeword byMargaret Atwood

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The culmination of David Suzuki''s knowledge and wisdom and his legacy for generations to come.

If he had to sum up all that he has learned in one last lecture, what would David Suzuki say? In this expanded version of the lecture that he delivered in December 2009 and that will be released as a film in 2010, Suzuki, one of the planet''s preeminent elders, explains how we got where we are today and presents his vision for a better future. In his own lifetime, Suzuki has witnessed an explosion of scientific knowledge as well as a huge change in our relationship with the planet-a tripling of the world''s population, a greatly increased ecological footprint through the global economy, and a huge growth in technological capacity. These changes have had a dire effect on Earth''s ecosystems and consequently on our own well-being. To deal with this crisis, we must realize that the laws of nature have priority over the forces of economics and that the planet simply cannot sustain unfettered growth. We must also recognize the limits of scientific reductionism and the need to adopt a more holistic point of view. Perhaps most important, we must join together as a single species to respond to the problems we face. Suzuki ends by saying that change begins with each of us; all it takes is imagination and a faith in the inherent generosity of Mother Earth.

Published in partnership with the David Suzuki Foundation. Also available in hardcover.

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The culmination of David Suzuki's knowledge and wisdom and his legacy for generations to come.If he had to sum up all that he has learned in one last lecture, what would David Suzuki say? In this expanded version of the lecture that he delivered in December 2009 and that will be released as a film in 2010, Suzuki, one of the planet's preeminent elders, explains how we got where we are today and pr...

David Suzuki is an acclaimed geneticist and environmentalist and the founder and chair of the David Suzuki Foundation. He is the author of more than forty books and is the recipient of the unesco Kalinga Prize for Science, the United Nations Environmental Medal, and the UNEP’s Global 500 award, and he has been named a Companion of the Order of Canada. In addition, he holds eighteen honorary degrees, and he has been a...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:128 pages, 7.5 × 5.25 × 0.5 inPublished:August 9, 2010Publisher:Greystone Books Ltd.Language:English

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ISBN - 10:1553655702

ISBN - 13:9781553655701

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