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From Naked Ape to Superspecies: Humanity and the Global Eco-Crisis

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In this revised and fully up to date edition of From Naked Ape to Superspecies, David Suzuki and Holly Dressel describe how we have evolved beyond our needs, trampling other species in the process. We learn about how human arrogance—demonstrated by our disregard for the small and microscopic species that constitute the Earth's engine and our reckless use of power ...more
Paperback, 376 pages
Published April 1st 2004 by Greystone Books / David Suzuki Foundation (first published January 1st 1999)
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Plamen H.
Feb 28, 2013 Plamen H. rated it it was amazing
Спокойно мога да обвържа книгата на Сузуки в комплект с "Свят, населен с демони" на Сейгън - и като важност и като аларма, че не ни чака нищо хубаво, ако не се хванем ВСИЧКИ да си оправим бъкиите.
Henrique Capeleiro Maia
The book, in the version I got, is a bit outdated. However, it has some interesting parts that, at least for me, were worth considering.

Nonetheless, this is not for everyone, for it has strong opinions and a very clear ecological agenda. That, in itself, is not a bad thing. But you're not going to get a completely unbiased picture of its main subject. However, given that we are facing such a humongous environmental crisis, the taking of strong stances may well be the only possible course to for
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May 15, 2008 David Harris rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hard to rate this book, I didn't like it at all, it was so depressing that I put it down for a while and it took 5 years to get back to it. But I gave it four stars because this should be compulsary reading for everyone involved in our consumer-insane society. It does end on a bright, confident note, until you remember it was written over 8 years ago and things have only got worse since.
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Shelves: economy, politics
Interesting thought.
Politics, ethics & environment.
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environmentalist manifesto
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Has some interesting quips that most people may not know, such as the patenting of genetic code. Other than that, it feels like an opinion piece rather than something factually argued with evidence.
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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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“The way we’ve set up corporations, even a majority vote of stockholders cannot demand that a corporation’s policies reflect the public good or preserve the environment for future use. That’s because profit is the one and only motive. It’s up to government and it’s up to people to protect the public interest. Corporations are simply not allowed to.” 5 likes
“Human beings are often at their best when responding to immediate crises — car accidents, house fires, hurricanes. We are less effective in the face of enormous but slow-moving crises such as the loss of biodiversity or climate change. When the crisis is environmental and global,” 3 likes
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