Twenty influential writers and scientists contribute personal, practical, and political essays celebrating our planet.
In this powerful collection of original essays, twenty of the world's most influential journalists, writers, scientists, and environmentalists lend their voices to inform and engage those who are committed to the survival of the Earth and its inhabitants. Personal, practical, political, full of wonder and rage, this book respectfully continues the conversation that the inimitable David Suzuki began more than fifty years ago. With essays inspired by Canada's foremost environmentalist, contributions include personal experiences with nature, including:
David Helvarg on childhood and the sea
Rick Bass on falling in love with the Yaak Valley in Montana
Richard Mabey on a May night in Suffolk with a full moon
Helen Caldicott on our notions of terrorism and poverty
Ross Gelbspan on a public policy strategy that could make Kyoto targets a reality for North America
Carl Safina on the continued need for effective science communicators
Sherilyn MacGregor on Earth-friendly citizenship, leadership, and scholarship.
Finally, Tom Berger, John Lucchesi, and Robyn Williams describe their personal experiences with David Suzuki and what his example has meant to them.
Published in partnership with the David Suzuki Foundation
About the authors
Michelle Benjamin has worked in the book industry for many years as a publisher, editor, teacher, and writer. She lives in Vancouver with her partner, fellow author Maggie Mooney, and their daughter.
Bill McKibben is an American environmentalist and writer who frequently writes about global warming, alternative energy, and the risks associated with human genetic engineering. He is a frequent contributor to various magazines including The New York Times, The Atlantic Monthly, Harper's, Orion Magazine, Mother Jones, The New York Review of Books, Granta, Rolling Stone, and Outside. He is a scholar in residence at Middlebury College.
Other titles by Michelle Benjamin
Other titles by Bill McKibben
The Sea Is Rising and So Are We
A Climate Justice Handbook
How the World's Great Cities Are Fixing the Climate Crisis
The Burning Question
We can't burn half the world's oil, coal and gas. So how do we quit?
Sacred Acts (PDF)
How churches are working to protect Earth's climate