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The Big Picture

Reflections on Science, Humanity, and a Quickly Changing Planet

by David Suzuki & David Taylor

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The world's leading environmentalist delivers an urgent assessment of the planet's state and offers science-based solutions.

David Suzuki and Dave Robert Taylor look beyond our environmental problems to examine the forces that are preventing real change. Whether they're discussing how to reconcile economy with ecology or why we may need to start eating jellyfish for dinner, they point in the direction we must go if we hope to meet the environmental challenges we face in the twenty-first century.

Covering suburban sprawl, sustainable transportation, food shortages, biodiversity, technology, public policy, and more, The Big Picture identifies the problems facing our world and proposes solid, science-based solutions.

Published in partnership with the David Suzuki Foundation.

About the Authors

David Suzuki

Dr. David Suzuki is an internationally renowned geneticist and environmentalist and a cofounder of the David Suzuki Foundation. Dr. Suzuki is Professor Emeritus at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver and holds 27 honorary degrees from universities around the world. He is the author of more than 50 books, is a recipient of the Right Livelihood Award, and, in 2007, was named one of Time Magazine's Heroes of the Environment.

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David Taylor

Dave Robert Taylor is a journalist, writer, and former Director of Communications with the David Suzuki Foundation. His work has appeared in the Globe & Mail, the Toronto Star, and other newspapers and magazines across Canada. He has also written for television and film and is a past winner of the CBC's Signature Shorts screen writing competition. Taylor graduated with honours from the University of Victoria, where he also completed the post-graduate Harvey Southam professional writing program and was the first person to receive the Harvey Southam Award for his thesis on journalism ethics. Taylor lives with his family in New Westminster, British Columbia.

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Editorial Reviews

One reason for David Suzuki's status as most popular living Canadian is obvious: He is able to see The Big Picture and to communicate that vision to a broad audience . . . These essays offer thoughtful analysis of some of the serious problems we humans have created . . . And they also celebrate some of the things we are getting right. With a mix of humour, righteous anger, and suggested solutions to our problems, the essays in this book are provocative, entertaining, and enlightening. —Finding Solutions


Covering suburban sprawl, sustainable transportation, food shortages, biodiversity, technology, public policy and other issues, The Big Picture not only identifies the problems we face but proposes science-based solutions. —Toronto Star


Few have the vision to see the 'Big Picture'. Fortunately, David Suzuki does. As well as the ability to fit us with a prescription that enables us all to see it as clearly as he does. If you care for the environment, or simply want to gain more understanding of the natural world, you must read this book! —Ed Begley, Jr.


The Big Picture constructs an environmentalism that celebrates and would protect life on earth. For British Columbia, Suzuki not only puts us 'on the map' but also reconceptualises this place we call home. —BC Studies


We've got lots of nuts-and-bolts accounts of our environmental predicament—leave it to David Suzuki and Dave Robert Taylor to back up and give us the big view that puts things in perspective. A necessary book! —Bill McKibben


The Big Picture covers issues from suburban sprawl to food shortages and everything in between, seeing science based solutions to today's most pressing challenges. —Granville Magazine


Suzuki asks us to think beyond just swapping cloth bags for plastic, and instead consider and change the state of not just our neighborhood, but htat of our primary residence—the Earth. —Winnipeg Free Press

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