From Naked Ape to Superspecies: Humanity and the Global Eco-Crisis / Edition 2

From Naked Ape to Superspecies: Humanity and the Global Eco-Crisis / Edition 2

by David Suzuki, Holly Dressel
     
 

ISBN-10: 155365031X

ISBN-13: 9781553650317

Pub. Date: 04/09/2004

Publisher: Greystone Books


For millennia, we lived in harmony with the Earth, taking only what we required to survive. But in just the past few centuries, we have used our powers to satisfy our obsession with consumption and new technology, without regard for the consequences. And in doing so, we have exploited our surroundings on an unprecedented scale. In this revised and updated edition…  See more details below

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For millennia, we lived in harmony with the Earth, taking only what we required to survive. But in just the past few centuries, we have used our powers to satisfy our obsession with consumption and new technology, without regard for the consequences. And in doing so, we have exploited our surroundings on an unprecedented scale. In this revised and updated edition of From Naked Ape to Superspecies, David Suzuki and Holly Dressel lucidly describe how we have evolved beyond our needs, trampling other species, believing that we can make the Earth work the way we want it to. And they introduce us to the people who are fighting back, those who are resisting the inexorable advance of the "global economy" juggernaut, the people whose voices are difficult to hear over the din of corporate public relations machines. We learn about how human arrogance—demonstrated by our disregard for the small and microscopic species that constitute the Earth’s engine and our reckless use of technological inventions like powerful herbicides or genetically engineered crops—is threatening the health of our children and the safety of our food supply.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781553650317
Publisher:
Greystone Books
Publication date:
04/09/2004
Series:
David Suzuki Foundation Titles Series
Edition description:
Revised & Updated
Pages:
404
Sales rank:
1,053,879
Product dimensions:
6.18(w) x 9.02(h) x 1.04(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Sharing each other's skin9
Ch. 2Bugs [actual symbol not reproducible] us43
Ch. 3Bigfoot71
Ch. 4Sez who?101
Ch. 5Unnatural selections133
Ch. 6Your money or your life forms173
Ch. 7Follow the money217
Ch. 8Globalization blues249
Ch. 9The other world296
Ch. 10Complex pleasures327

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