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  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Greystone Books / David Suzuki Foundation; 3 edition (Aug. 30 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1553651669
  • ISBN-13: 978-1553651666
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 14 x 22.2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 476 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #23,914 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This 10-year edition of Suzuki's landmark bestseller has been extensively revised, taking into account the past decade's sweeping environmental changes and advances in science. —Globe & Mail

(2007-10-06)

The Sacred Balance is both vintage Suzuki and the new, improved 2008 model. The book should read like a re-tread given the sudden climate change concern crazy and the proliferation of bloggers and politicians jumping on the bullet-train bandwagon. Yet, Suzuki's book makes his own perspective sound fresh, inventive, original and—gasp!—actually readable! Seriously. —CD Syndicated

(2008-01-04)

The Sacred Balance is most impressive for the masterful way Suzuki blends hard, cold scientific data with a much more holistic understanding of how we human animals are more than just the sum of our natural parts. This perspective is clear from the get go . . . As Suzuki speaks to our hearts and our minds, he inspires us to renew our interest in nature's wonders, return our very natural bodies to their proper place in the natural cycle, and restore the natural balance on Earth that we have disrupted. And that is the message we should take to heart. —Sustainablog

(2008-09-10)

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This special 10th-anniversary edition reexamines our place in the natural world in light of sweeping environmental changes and recent advances in scientific knowledge.

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By barry on May 16 2014
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A highly recommended purchase! This is a well written, timely and though provoking book. Well done, David Suzuki! You never disappoint!
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My husband and I are fans of David Suzuki and this book delivers as do almost anything we have read from this avant-garde author. Sit comfortably and enjoy the fascinating updated version of an already great book that has been fine tuned in a way only he can.

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32 of 35 people found the following review helpful
Extensive notes and an index round out this powerful treatise Dec 1 2007
By Midwest Book Review - Published on Amazon.com
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Now in an updated and expanded edition ten years after its initial publication, The Sacred Balance: Rediscovering Our Place in Nature remains a monumental testimony concerning the repercussions of human society's impact on the natural world, both for the planet and the people living on it. Geneticist and environmentalist David Suzuki reveals how connected and dependent humankind is upon the planet's water, soil, sunlight, and the breath of its vegetation; as well as the threats to the planet's balance ranging from toxic pollution to the impending cataclysm of global warming. Extensive notes and an index round out this powerful treatise concerning the immediate need to rethink human behavior and find a new way to live in balance with the planet's ecosystem. Highly recommended.
33 of 38 people found the following review helpful
Brillant!! Should be required reading. Aug. 16 2008
By Jeff Schulte - Published on Amazon.com
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I only recently stumbled upon this book, so I can't compare it to its previous incarnation. This book is a pleasure to read. It is well researched and includes a wide variety of quotes from literature and science alike. While providing the most coherent "Land Ethic" I've read (better than Wendell Berry and Leopold), it also provides a basic scientific primer for the natural processes of the world.
You will learn from this book, how to live in this world and why you should. But as importantly, it will also provide you a glimpse into other sources to learn more.
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Required Reading July 29 2013
By R. Slawson - Published on Amazon.com
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This is the definitive treatise and ecological primer for us lay people who want to understand enough science to make intelligent choices but don't have the necessary background. David Suzuki possesses both the scientific knowledge and the communicative skills to provide what we need. This book should be required reading. Period.
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classic book Dec 31 2013
By Maile - Published on Amazon.com
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I have heard about David Suzukiʻs writings for many years. So glad that Amazon has several of his books available. I love his perspective and really makes you rethink about living on this earth.
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Loved this book so much! Dec 31 2013
By Kittie Beletic - Published on Amazon.com
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What an amazing book! A reminder of how we fit into our environment ... I had seen David Suzuki in the movie "I Am" and was intrigued by his positive spirit and knowing enthusiasm about our planet. Plain spoken but oh so knowledgeable. Thank you, David!


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