The Big Picture

The Big Picture

Reflections on Science, Humanity, and A Quickly Changing Planet

Book - 2009
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Baker & Taylor
A selection of the award-winning geneticist and environmentalist's most influential "Science Matters" columns identifies necessary steps for addressing encroaching environmental challenges, in a volume that covers such topics as suburban sprawl, sustainable transportation, and food shortages. Original.

Perseus Publishing
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.

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.


Publisher: Vancouver ; Berkeley : Greystone Books ; Vancouver : David Suzuki Foundation ; [Berkeley, Calif.] : Distributed in the U.S. by Publishers Group West, c2009
ISBN: 9781553653974
1553653971
Branch Call Number: 304.2 SUZ
Characteristics: 279 p. ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Taylor, Dave Robert 1971-
Alternative Title: Science matters

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nadineebner
Aug 13, 2012

It is a great book and very nice to read. I love the way he presents the facts and solutions.

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sixlalala
Jul 04, 2011

This is a must read. If you drive, choose to have kids, and/or are simply alive, this will give you a great perspective on living as a human being. A very satisfying book.

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