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The Legacy by David Suzuki
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Sep 17, 2010

really liked it

The new book by David Suzuki, ‘The Legacy’ is a short book and worth getting.

He opens with an interesting observation when he defines elders as wisdom keepers and, to the extent he can, he very modestly, offers his perspective, on what has lead us to this enormous and unsustainable assault on our biosphere.

While I find it an accurate and challenging perspective; it is also empowering and optimistic. I chuckle when he says...“ I doubt that 150 million years ago. in Africa one species tuned to another and said ‘Watch out for those two legged hairless apes....they’re going to take over the planet”. Despite the consumption need of our species he writes of our ability to live in ‘companionship’ with our world and ultimately concludes optimistically that he feels reason to hope and imagines a future rich in ‘companionship’ with the rest of the world. I suspect you will enjoy.
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