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A David Suzuki collection : a lifetime of ideas

Author: David T Suzuki
Publisher: St Leonards, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 2003.
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Drawing from David Suzuki's published and unpublished writings, this collection reveals the underlying passions and philosophies that have informed his work over a lifetime. In these incisive and provocative essays, Suzuki explores the limits of knowledge.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Suzuki, David T., 1936-
David Suzuki collection.
St Leonards, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 2003
(DLC) 2004463116
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David T Suzuki
ISBN: 9781741158809 174115880X 1282136100 9781282136106
OCLC Number: 648295043
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 388 pages)
Contents: Cover --
Title page --
Contents --
Foreword --
Preface --
Interconnections --
Catching an Epiphany --
What Can I Do? --
Arrival of an Alien --
London in My Life --
Galapagos --
Human Borders and Nature --
There's a Lot to Learn --
Elephants of the Sea --
The Thrill of Seeing Ants for What They Are --
The Case for Keeping Wild Tigers --
How Little We Know --
The Power of Diversity --
Owning Up to Our Ignorance --
A Walk in a Rain Forest --
Megadams --
Global Warming --
Why We Must Act on Global Warming --
Ecological Footprints --
A Boost for Biodiversity --
Learning from Nature --
Near the End of Life --
Learning to Slow Down --
Economics and Politics --
The Hubris of Global Economics --
Ecologists and Economists Unite! --
Economic Fallacy --
A Progress Indicator That's Real --
Endless Growth --
An Impossible Dream --
Three Economists --
Economics and the Third World --
Consumption as a Deliberate Goal --
Assigning a Value to Nature --
Toward More National Economies --
The Wall Street Journal's Insane Criteria --
Following a Different Path --
The True Price of a Tree --
Plundering the Seas --
Shifting Political Perspectives --
Lesson's from Humanity's Birthplace --
True Wealth --
Science, Technology and Information --
Science and Technology Are Still in Their Infancy --
Biotechnology: A Geneticist's Personal Perspective --
It Always Costs --
The Illusory Oil Change --
Nuclear Menus (Or, Eating in the Nuclear Age) --
The Prostitution of Academia --
Live by the Box, Perish by the Box --
A Humbling Message of Ants and Men --
Infoglut and Its Consequences --
Misusing Language --
The Really Real --
Television's Real Message --
Virtual Reality --
The Hidden Messages --
Are Those Two Reporters on the Same Planet? --
Why a Warmer World Won't Be a Better World --
Science and Ethics --
Genetics after Auschwitz --
The Final Dance on Racism's Grave --
Through Different Eyes --
The Temptation to Tamper --
The Pain of Animals --
Are There No Limits? --
A Biocentric View --
Why the Bravest Position Is Biocentrism --
Borrowing from Children --
Making Waves --
Teaching the Wrong Lessons --
Losing Interest in Science --
A Buddhist Way to Teach Kids Ecology --
The System and the Ecosystem --
Why Sterile School Yards Are a Waste --
The Invisible Civilisation --
Haida Gwaii and My Home --
Reflections While Backpacking --
Leaders, Role Models, and Success Stories --
The New Leaders --
Village Power Wins Victories in India --
A Heroic Shepherd --
Grass-Roots Groups --
A Woman in Science --
Young People --
Monteverde and Children --
Child Power --
Germany --
An Inspiring Example --
Water and a Canadian Scientist --
One Logger and His Forest --
Philosopher-King --
A New Kind of Political Leader --
Fisheries That Flourish --
One Farmer Really Close to the Soil --
Epilogue --
References --
Index --
Credits.
Responsibility: David Suzuki.

Abstract:

Drawing from David Suzuki's published and unpublished writings, this collection reveals the underlying passions and philosophies that have informed his work over a lifetime. In these incisive and provocative essays, Suzuki explores the limits of knowledge.

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