The Legacy: An Elder's Vision for Our Sustainable Future

The Legacy An Elder s Vision for Our Sustainable Future The culmination of David Suzuki s knowledge and wisdom and his legacy for generations to come If he had to sum up all that he has learned in one last lecture what would David Suzuki say In this expan

  • Title: The Legacy: An Elder's Vision for Our Sustainable Future
  • Author: David Suzuki Margaret Atwood
  • ISBN: 9781553655701
  • Page: 492
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The culmination of David Suzuki s knowledge and wisdom and his legacy for generations to come.If he had to sum up all that he has learned in one last lecture, what would David Suzuki say In this expanded version of the lecture that he delivered in December 2009 and that will be released as a film in 2010, Suzuki, one of the planet s preeminent elders, explains how we gotThe culmination of David Suzuki s knowledge and wisdom and his legacy for generations to come.If he had to sum up all that he has learned in one last lecture, what would David Suzuki say In this expanded version of the lecture that he delivered in December 2009 and that will be released as a film in 2010, Suzuki, one of the planet s preeminent elders, explains how we got where we are today and presents his vision for a better future In his own lifetime, Suzuki has witnessed an explosion of scientific knowledge as well as a huge change in our relationship with the planet a tripling of the world s population, a greatly increased ecological footprint through the global economy, and a huge growth in technological capacity These changes have had a dire effect on Earth s ecosystems and consequently on our own well being To deal with this crisis, we must realize that the laws of nature have priority over the forces of economics and that the planet simply cannot sustain unfettered growth We must also recognize the limits of scientific reductionism and the need to adopt a holistic point of view Perhaps most important, we must join together as a single species to respond to the problems we face Suzuki ends by saying that change begins with each of us all it takes is imagination and a faith in the inherent generosity of Mother Earth.Published in partnership with the David Suzuki Foundation Also available in hardcover.

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    1. David Suzuki is a biologist, an ethicist, and a professor. A legacy lecture is an academic rite that occurs at the end of a career. The author sums up, and presents. This summation and presentation gives us a look at the state of our planet, the state of thinking and action that has gotten us into our current ecological crisis, and a vision for repairing the damage done. Although I believe we're mere inches from being totally screwed, Dr. Suzuki holds out hope, but it's a hope that requires a me [...]

    2. I love this little book, written by one of the greatest biologists and conservationists of our time. I would like to have the privilege of meeting David Suzuki, but mostly, I would like to somehow get this book, and his ideas into the hands of every living human being. NOW. Because while it is filled with hope and optimism, it also contains a very frightening message. That we don't have very much time left, if we wish to live in this world, with all the beauty and vitality we see in it today. Th [...]

    3. David Suzuki, the eminent Canadian environmentalist, now in his seventies, has written this short treatise as his legacy. Suzuki knows his stuff. He's a scientist, not just a popular science writer, but one who has made it his life's work to communicate scientific concepts about the way our planet works to normal people. His goal is not only to educate, but to share in his wonder at the amazing world we live in.His simple message here is that man does not stand alone, outside of the planetary ec [...]

    4. As I waited for my daughter at the library (watching a movie -spring break activities) I picked up this book from the new non-fiction shelf. Some of the main points:WE ARE DRAWING DOWN ON BASIC NATURAL RESOURCES TOO FAST. WHAT WE "REMOVE" IN 1 YR TAKES 1.3 YRS TO BE REPLACED. (I.E exponential catastrophe)First time I heard of Redefining progress organization that among others things looks into Genuine progress indicator and not GDP as the measure for well being, development etc.Suzuki makes it v [...]

    5. 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 t [...]

    6. Though I’m not a conservation scientist or a marine biologist, I still describe myself as an environmentalist. I make a conscious effort to stay informed of the issues facing not only Canadians but also all global citizens. Which is precisely why I turn to books like The Legacy: An Elder’s Vision for Our Sustainable Future by David Suzuki.The Legacy, which includes a foreword by Margaret Atwood, is described as Suzuki’s last lecture. The book, totaling a mere 96 pages, is the culmination o [...]

    7. A quiet, well-written, and inspirational book that discusses what has happened, ecologically, to our world and lays down what we need to strive for: "a future in which cities are exquisitely adapted to climate, the surrounding landscape and wildlife, and the natural rhythms of the seasons, in which every building captures all of the sunlight and water falling from the heavens, where food is grown on rooftops, where roads are permeable and allow water to percolate back into the earth instead of r [...]

    8. This book is very easy to read and follow for a person who has no background on science. But the message is critical and related to our future as humanity.It puts in perspective our relationship with nature. He suggest a change from within us, to transform our families, communities, nations and ultimately the world.It made me a little bit sad knowing it's a long way to change our world and society values for a sustainable one. But it gives me hope that it might be possible if we put some serious [...]

    9. I thought Suzuki was a scientist. I was wanting some scientific evidence for man-made climate change, but what I got was a bunch of anti-capitalist philosophy and environmentalist platitudes that I'm expected to take as fact simply because he said so. Even the quotes were from like-minded non-scientists, for the most part. Doesn't even begin to hold a candle to the scientific rigor displayed in books written by climate skeptics whom Suzuki conveniently refuses to debate. The Emperor has no cloth [...]

    10. Picks up a few key themes from the movie/documentary, but felt like a rushed job, which it probably was. Better off watching the hour long film, which came across as more personal, delving more into the life of this famous Canadian.Being familiar with Peak Oil and the perils of our growth based economy thanks to other authors, the crisis for humanity seems way more urgent than the way Suzuki presents, which is whimsical and hopeful but without offering much concrete reasons to be other than appe [...]

    11. Wonderful! I have in my mind that this book was to outline the history, issues & solutions to a holistic view of our world. The reason I did not give this 5* is because I never felt the solutions came together. Yes, we need to listen to the indigenous who've managed to live sustainably. Yes, we need to consider future generations, and make better choices. Preaching to the choirdidn't learn anything new. Not in Part 3, anyway. So, what I enjoyed & valued most was Part 1, especially, and P [...]

    12. This book is great. While it wasn't new information to me, I appreciate Suzuki's accessible writing style and the way he has laid out a number of very urgent environmental concepts for the masses to take action on. I may be skeptical that the humans will be able to save themselves by doing away with consumerism and connecting back to the earth the way we were meant to, I do wish more people will read this and at least consider saving the planet for future generations.

    13. This is such a simple yet powerful book about humankind's relationship with nature and our home, Planet Earth. To me, it should be a recommended text for all school children (and also adults) if we hope to reverse the direction in which we're heading. Hopefully, it's not too late for us to realise the mistakes we've made and to have the courage to find a new path or rather to remember our inner knowing of the ancient understanding we have of our relationship with Mother Earth.

    14. David Suzuki is a revered elder statesman of the environmental movement and this is a rare chance to hear his message and pay tribute to the man. No-one says it better than fellow Canadian author and social activist Margaret Atwood, in her foreword to this book: ‘We should thank Dr Suzuki for the gifts he has given, and find within ourselves the grace to pass them on”.Am looking for a real non Kindle edition. Anyone know of one?

    15. Probably the best book to recommend if you are more interested in the articulation and story behind many of our environmental issues and not so much about drowning in statistical figures.It is a fantastic, short read that really instills the importance of the interconnectedness between nature and humanity.

    16. A powerful account of what we are doing to the planet and what needs to be considered for us to survive as a species. I have the same reaction that I felt when reading Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth" - a bit spooked yet determined to make a difference in the end. Highly recommended for it's diverse sources and bibliography, there is much to digest here but worth savoring.

    17. Interesting 100 page essay about man's interconnectedness with nature, the environmental crisis and a call for tackling problems holistically. Written without the annoying preachy panic of many environmental advocacy books.

    18. In a short and concise volume David Suzuki imparts some real wisdom. This is a must-read for anyone with any interest at all in their future, the future of their family,. and of the planet. Highly recommended.

    19. Everyone should take the time to read this book. It's a true measure of our astoundingly scary present and a hopeful vision of how we could and should live.Read it. Re-read it. Lend it out. Give copies as gifts to friends and loved ones.

    20. I was worried that I would be thoroughly depressed by the end of the book, but there were enough positive moments to give me hope. We have a huge task ahead of us I only wish that David wasn't in his 70s, we are going to need him.

    21. States clearly the current scientific facts about the need to change our current lifestyle paradigms, if we are to hand anything sustainable on to our grandchildren.A good starting point to thinking about alternatives to consumerism and constant growth.

    22. Terrific explanation of what is happening to our world by neglecting the environment and how to change it.

    23. This book has made me realize that we humans are at a critical point for survival in our history. I highly recommend it and his video lectures available on YouTube.

    24. David Suzuki's pure logic is life changing. Now if only everyone would read this we might have a chance to save the earth.

    25. This was a really good book. A book that I will reread throughout my life probably. I just kept thinking about all the people in my life I wish would read this book.

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