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

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Overview


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: 4/9/2004
  • Series: David Suzuki Foundation Titles Series
  • Edition description: Revised & Updated
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 404
  • Sales rank: 1,450,378
  • Product dimensions: 6.18 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 1.04 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Sharing each other's skin 9
Ch. 2 Bugs [actual symbol not reproducible] us 43
Ch. 3 Bigfoot 71
Ch. 4 Sez who? 101
Ch. 5 Unnatural selections 133
Ch. 6 Your money or your life forms 173
Ch. 7 Follow the money 217
Ch. 8 Globalization blues 249
Ch. 9 The other world 296
Ch. 10 Complex pleasures 327
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