A Passion for This Earth: Writers, Scientists, and Activists Explore Our Relationship with Nature and the Environment

A Passion for This Earth: Writers, Scientists, and Activists Explore Our Relationship with Nature and the Environment

by Michelle Benjamin
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1553653750

ISBN-13: 9781553653752

Pub. Date: 04/28/2008

Publisher: Greystone Books


David Suzuki's lifelong work as an environmentalist, naturalist, and scientist have influenced countless others in their fight to save the planet, 20 such devotees of them have contributed to this inspiring collection. These journalists, scientists, writers and environmentalists have taken their enthusiasm for Suzuki's philosophy and funneled it into their own

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David Suzuki's lifelong work as an environmentalist, naturalist, and scientist have influenced countless others in their fight to save the planet, 20 such devotees of them have contributed to this inspiring collection. These journalists, scientists, writers and environmentalists have taken their enthusiasm for Suzuki's philosophy and funneled it into their own personal recollections, manifestos, and essays: Rick Bass describes his love for the Yaak Valley in Montana; Richard Mabey takes readers to a moonlit May evening in Suffolk; David Helvarg tells us of a stirring seaside memory from his childhood. No matter what journey these writers take us on, the unifying theme of their work is always the same: a deep and abiding love of nature — inspired and shared by David Suzuki.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781553653752
Publisher:
Greystone Books
Publication date:
04/28/2008
Series:
David Suzuki Foundation Series
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents


Foreword   Bill McKibben     viii
Falling in Love With the Wild
Saved by the Sea   David Helvarg     3
The Question   Rick Bass     14
The Old Man on His Back   Sharon Butala     23
Web around a Tree   Adrian Forsyth     31
The Real Stuff   Richard Mabey     40
Rise Up and Reclaim
My Credo   Helen Caldicott     53
The Ecologist   Paul Hawken     58
Three Ships   Sherilyn Macgregor     76
Confessions of a Former Environmental Skeptic   Michael Shermer     90
The Mechanical Savior: Nature and the Illusion of Technology   Wayne Grady     98
Building Backwards   Alan Weisman     111
Uncompromising Dedication
Toward a Real Kyoto Protocol   Ross Gelbspan     127
Why We Should Care about the Ocean   Heike K. Lotze   Boris Worm     139
Save the Environment-Take Back the Media   Doug Moss     149
Fools' Paradise   Ronald Wright     159
Making a Difference   Jim Peacock   Shelly Peers     168
Let Every Tongue Speak and Each Heart Feel   Carl Safina     177
Travels With David Suzuki
The Geography of Hope   Thomas Berger     189
Early Years with David Suzuki   John Lucchesi     198
The Wonder of the Natural World   Robyn Williams     205
Author Biographies     215
Notes     226
Acknowledgments     229

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