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The David Suzuki Reader: A Lifetime of Ideas from a Leading Activist and Thinker

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In these provocative essays -- some reprinted, others previously unpublished -- leading environmentalist David Suzuki explores the limits of knowledge and the connectedness of all things; looks unflinchingly at the destructive forces of globalization, political shortsightedness, and greed; cautions against blind faith in science, technology, politics, and economics; and pr ...more
ebook, 368 pages
Published July 1st 2009 by Greystone Books (first published January 2003)
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Jun 24, 2014 Woody rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Well worth reading with intelligent, passionate essays about conservation and the environment. The part I most want to share is "The Nature Challenge" at the end of the book in response to the question that Suzuki was repeatedly asked: What can I do? This:

"The Nature Challenge

Find ways to reduce your home heat and electricity use by 10 percent

Replace household pesticides with nontoxic alternatives

Choose an energy-efficient home and appliances

Eat meat-free meals once a week

Prepare your meals with
Oct 04, 2009 Janie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction, shorts
I picked this off the library shelf; I wasn't looking for it, but I've had my eye on Suzuki.

This has almost 100 essays by Suzuki. I'm trying to expand my reading both on the ol' anthropogenic Global Warming debate and environmental issues apart from that. Suzuki says a lot I don't agree with, and a lot that I do agree with too. The book was really thought provoking (can thoughtprovoking be one word yet? it's too pat for a phrase), the section on ethics in particular. I'll read more of his stuff
Jul 12, 2015 Virginianoor rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I think this is part environmentalism, part autobiography. I loved it, especially as I could read a few essays, put it down, and come back a week or two later. The essays are self-contained.
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Mar 20, 2008 Greta Stough rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Just look at his picture on the cover--could there be a wiser, more sensitive man to show you the way you should treat the earth? This is a collection of essays from other books as well as some he has never published before and there is a good blend of personal history, context, and tough science in content. His writing is straight forward, pleasing, and reasonable. Show me the way David...
Aug 27, 2012 Mary rated it really liked it
I read this book during the end of my adolescence, as I was already vegetarian and somewhat of an anarchist, or so I liked to imagine... It pinpointed arguments on how my ways could better the world, and that I could find ways to even outdo my owns habits and lifestyle.
Jul 25, 2011 Dan rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I wish i could remember my favorite essays from this book, since the book itself is quite big. It does end up slightly repetitive, but I suppose that's inevitable for someone with such passion. Recommended for anyone interested.
Dec 16, 2012 A.J. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This man writes a lot of sense. I just wish more people could see the truth of what he says.
Aug 29, 2012 Anniclaude rated it liked it
Very interesting, outlines different problems in today's world concerning the environment
Aug 22, 2008 Sarah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
He's spectacular.
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David Suzuki is a Canadian science broadcaster and environmental activist. A long time activist to reverse global climate change, Suzuki co-founded the David Suzuki Foundation in 1990, to work "to find ways for society to live in balance with the natural world that sustains us." The Foundation's priorities are: oceans and sustainable fishing, climate change and clean energy, sustainability, and Da ...more
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