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Nature Environmental Conservation & Protection

A Passion for this Earth

Writers, Scientists, and Activists Explore Our Relationship with Nature and the Environment

edited by Michelle Benjamin

foreword by Bill McKibben

Greystone Books Ltd
Initial publish date
Apr 2008
Environmental Conservation & Protection, Essays
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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.

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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.


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