Everything Under the Sun: Toward a Brighter Future on a Small Blue Planet

Everything Under the Sun: Toward a Brighter Future on a Small Blue Planet

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By (author) David T. Suzuki, By (author) Ian Hanington

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  • Publisher: Greystone Books,Canada
  • Format: Paperback | 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 216mm x 23mm | 385g
  • Publication date: 9 August 2012
  • ISBN 10: 1553655281
  • ISBN 13: 9781553655282
  • Sales rank: 160,141

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In this compilation of David Suzuki's latest thoughts and writings, the renowned scientist, author, and broadcaster explores the myriad environmental challenges the world faces and their interconnected causes. In doing so, Suzuki shows that understanding the causes--and recognizing that everything in nature, including us, is interconnected--is crucial to restoring hope for a better future. The solutions are there, he argues; we just need the will to act together to bring about change. Everything Under the Sun delves into such provocative topics as the difference between human hunters and other predators, the lessons we must learn from the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan and the subsequent meltdown of the nuclear reactors, and our dependence on the sun for all of our food and energy--indeed for our very lives. Suzuki also considers the many positive steps people are making today. Underpinning it all is the recognition that we are blessed to live on a planet that gives us everything we require to live, under a sun that gives us the energy we need to produce food and transport and modern conveniences. But we must protect what we have if we want to survive and prosper.

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David Suzuki is a scientist, broadcaster, author, and co-founder of the David Suzuki Foundation. He is Companion to the Order of Canada and a recipient of UNESCO's Kalinga Prize for science, the United Nations Environment Program medal, the 2009 Right Livelihood Award, and Global 500. He is familiar to television audiences as host of the long-running CBC television program The Nature of Things. His written work includes more than fifty books, nineteen of them for children. Suzuki lives with his wife, Tara Cullis, in Vancouver. Ian Hanington is a communications and editorial specialist for the David Suzuki Foundation.