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The Big Picture: Reflections on Science, Humanity, and a Quickly Changing Planet Paperback – Mar 30 2009

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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Greystone Books / David Suzuki Foundation; Original edition (March 30 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1553653971
  • ISBN-13: 978-1553653974
  • Product Dimensions: 16.5 x 1.9 x 21.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 386 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #140,195 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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We've got lots of nuts-and-bolts accounts of our environmental predicament—leave it to David Suzuki and Dave Robert Taylor to back up and give us the big view that puts things in perspective. A necessary book! —Bill McKibben


Few have the vision to see the 'Big Picture'. Fortunately, David Suzuki does. As well as the ability to fit us with a prescription that enables us all to see it as clearly as he does. If you care for the environment, or simply want to gain more understanding of the natural world, you must read this book! —Ed Begley, Jr.


One reason for David Suzuki's status as most popular living Canadian is obvious: He is able to see The Big Picture and to communicate that vision to a broad audience . . . These essays offer thoughtful analysis of some of the serious problems we humans have created . . . And they also celebrate some of the things we are getting right. With a mix of humour, righteous anger, and suggested solutions to our problems, the essays in this book are provocative, entertaining, and enlightening. —Finding Solutions


Suzuki asks us to think beyond just swapping cloth bags for plastic, and instead consider and change the state of not just our neighborhood, but htat of our primary residence—the Earth. —Winnipeg Free Press


Covering suburban sprawl, sustainable transportation, food shortages, biodiversity, technology, public policy and other issues, The Big Picture not only identifies the problems we face but proposes science-based solutions. —Toronto Star


The Big Picture covers issues from suburban sprawl to food shortages and everything in between, seeing science based solutions to today's most pressing challenges. —Granville Magazine


The Big Picture constructs an environmentalism that celebrates and would protect life on earth. For British Columbia, Suzuki not only puts us 'on the map' but also reconceptualises this place we call home. —BC Studies


About the Author

David Suzuki is an internationally renowned geneticist and environmentalist and a recipient of UNESCO’s Kalinga Prize for the Popularization of Science and the 2009 Right Livelihood Award. Host of the longrunning CBC television program The Nature of Things, he is also the author of more than fifty books.

Dave Robert Taylor is a journalist, writer, and former Director of Communications with the David Suzuki Foundation. His work has appeared in the Globe & Mail, the Toronto Star, and other newspapers and magazines across Canada. He has also written for television and film and is a past winner of the CBC's Signature Shorts screen writing competition. Taylor graduated with honours from the University of Victoria, where he also completed the post-graduate Harvey Southam professional writing program and was the first person to receive the Harvey Southam Award for his thesis on journalism ethics. Taylor lives with his family in New Westminster, British Columbia.

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