Sacred Balance: A Visual Celebration of Our Place in Natureby David Suzuki, Amanda McConnell, Maria DeCambra (With)
In this stunning exploration of the web of life that unites all living things, David Suzuki and Amanda McConnell offer a visual feast of spectacular photographs, beautiful reproductions of artwork, and fascinating electron micrographs and satellite photographs -- all celebrating that connection. The accompanying text presents Suzuki's idiosyncratic, bold, and inspiring view of the human place on Earth, drawn from his life as a scientist, environmentalist, writer, and thinker. The authors identify seven elements -- earth, air, fire, water, biodiversity, love, and spirituality -- which all human beings need to lead full, rich lives. The exquisite balance of these elements creates and maintains the web of life on Earth. We too are part of that web; like all living things, we are the sacred elements. We are made from and sustained by earth and air, fire and water. We are part of the totality of biological diversity that maintains the planet's life support systems. We are held together by love. And we express and celebrate our understanding of our place on Earth through the mysteries of the spirit. Through a wealth of images, a remarkable text, and quotations from literature, poetry, myths, and other sources, this book provides a rich and uplifting expression of the sacred balance that is life.
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