9781553653974

The Big Picture Reflections on Science, Humanity, and a Quickly Changing Planet

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    9781553653974

  • ISBN10:

    1553653971

  • Edition: Original
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-04-01
  • Publisher: Greystone Books
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Summary

The Big Picture looks beyond our environmental problems to examine the forces that prevent real change from occurring. Whether he's discussing how to reconcile economy with ecology, why a warmer world will result in more poison ivy, or why we might need to start eating jelly-fish for supper, David Suzuki points the direction we must go as a society. Book jacket.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. 1
Blinded by Science Research and the perils of ignorancep. 5
Smarter Than Your Average Planet Interconnections in the biospherep. 34
Getting to Know the Joneses Protecting the diversity of life on Earthp. 58
Putting Mother Nature on the Payroll Natural services and economicsp. 84
Hot Hot Heat Global warming and climate changep. 110
You Can't Get There from Here Car culture and global transportationp. 136
Jellyfish-It's What's for Dinner Feeding the planet in the twenty-first centuryp. 163
The True Cost of Gadgets Technology and the culture of consumerismp. 194
Lights, Camera, Sound Bite Social change and the mediap. 219
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington Public policy for a sustainable planetp. 245
Final Wordsp. 271
Acknowledgmentsp. 273
Indexp. 275
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