The Sacred Balance

Rediscovering Our Place in Nature

Author: David Suzuki

Publisher: Greystone Books

ISBN: 1926685490

Category: Nature

Page: 304

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In this extensively revised and enlarged edition of his best-selling book, David Suzuki reflects on the increasingly radical changes in nature and science — from global warming to the science behind mother/baby interactions — and examines what they mean for humankind’s place in the world. The book begins by presenting the concept of people as creatures of the Earth who depend on its gifts of air, water, soil, and sun energy. The author explains how people are genetically programmed to crave the company of other species, and how people suffer enormously when they fail to live in harmony with them. Suzuki analyzes those deep spiritual needs, rooted in nature, that are a crucial component of a loving world. Drawing on his own experiences and those of others who have put their beliefs into action, The Sacred Balance is a powerful, passionate book with concrete suggestions for creating an ecologically sustainable, satisfying, and fair future by rediscovering and addressing humanity’s basic needs.
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The Sacred Balance

Rediscovering Our Place in Nature

Author: David T. Suzuki

Publisher: Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 259

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Suggests that humans need to move away from global economic competition and towards a recognition of our connection with the Earth
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The Sacred Balance

Rediscovering Our Place in Nature

Author: David T. Suzuki,Amanda McConnell,Mountaineers (Society)

Publisher: Greystone Books

ISBN: 9780898868975

Category: Nature

Page: 259

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In this work, David Suzuki suggests how we can meet our basic needs and create a way of life that is ecologically sustainable, fulfilling and just. By exploring issues such as the importance of love and spirituality in our lives, he shows us how we can live in true harmony with our surroundings.
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The Sacred Balance

A Visual Celebration of Our Place in Nature

Author: David T. Suzuki,Amanda McConnell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781550549669

Category: Nature

Page: 151

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Suggests that humans need to move away from global economic competition and towards a recognition of our connection with the Earth.
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Homesick

Finding Our Way Back to a Healthy Planet

Author: Lyla Yastion

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0761870512

Category: Nature

Page: 306

View: 6053

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Earth is sick from human-induced climate change, but this illness can be remedied if human beings remember their ancestral bond with the planetary home that sustains them. As humans experience a reawakening of love and respect for the web of life surrounding them, they will think sustainably and act sustainably.
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The David Suzuki Reader

A Lifetime of Ideas from a Leading Activist and Thinker

Author: David Suzuki

Publisher: Greystone Books

ISBN: 1771640286

Category: Nature

Page: 432

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In this revised and expanded edition of his collected writings, David Suzuki continues to explore the themes that have informed his work for more than four decades — the interconnectedness of all things, our misguided elevation of economics above all else, the urgent need to deal with climate change — but with an increased emphasis on solutions to the myriad problems we face, his inspiring vision for the future, and the legacy he hopes to leave behind. There is also more emphasis on the personal, as he recounts episodes from his childhood and early adulthood and speaks eloquently about old age, death, and the abiding role of nature and family in his life. Written with clarity, passion, and wisdom, this book is essential for anyone who is an admirer of David Suzuki, who wants to understand what science can and can’t do, or who wants to make a difference.
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Social Work and the Environment

Understanding People and Place

Author: Michael Kim Zapf

Publisher: Canadian Scholars’ Press

ISBN: 1551303574

Category: Social Science

Page: 229

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This ground-breaking new work provides a detailed and extensive comparison of how the physical environment has been conceptualized in social work and other professions, and offers a new and attractive foundational metaphor for social work. The author acknowledges the need for greater awareness and action regarding environmental impacts and the book promotes more comprehensive notions of responsibility, identity, and stewardship that lead to a dynamic metaphor of people as place as the foundation for relevant social work practice in the early 21st century. Why is that a profession with a declared focus on ""person-in-environment"" has been so silent on the environmental crisis? Mainstream social work theory has narrowed the understanding of environment to include merely the social environment, but this approach is no longer sufficient for participation in multi-disciplinary efforts to tackle urgent environmental issues. Transformative notions of responsibility, identity, and stewardship have been developed on the fringes of our professional community: rural/remote social workers, Aboriginal social workers, and international and spiritual social workers. They must now move to the core of the profession.
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Law and Regulation of Commercial Mining of Minerals in Outer Space

Author: Ricky Lee

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400720394

Category: Law

Page: 372

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This monograph addresses the legal and policy issues relating to the commercial exploitation of natural resources in outer space. It begins by establishing the economic necessity and technical feasibility of space mining today, an estimate of the financial commitments required, followed by a risk analysis of a commercial mining venture in space, identifying the economic and legal risks. This leads to the recognition that the legal risks must be minimised to enable such projects to be financed. This is followed by a discussion of the principles of international space law, particularly dealing with state responsibility and international liability, as well as some of the issues arising from space mining activities. Much detail is devoted to the analysis of the content of the common heritage of mankind doctrine. The monograph then attempts to balance such interests in creating a legal and policy compromise to create a new regulatory regime.
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Everything Under the Sun

Toward a Brighter Future on a Small Blue Planet

Author: David Suzuki,Ian Hanington

Publisher: Greystone Books

ISBN: 1553659961

Category: Nature

Page: 288

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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. And he doesn't shy away from controversial opinion, especially when it comes to taking on those who stand in the way of resolving serious issues like climate change. 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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