Suzuki, David and Dave Robert Taylor. The Big Picture: Reflections on Science, Humanity and a Quickly Changing Planet (Greystone Books, 2009).
David Suzuki and co-author Dave Robert Taylor examine current issues facing the natural world such as suburban sprawl, sustainable transportation, food shortages, biodiversity, technology, and public policy. Most importantly, they provide solid, science-based solutions to the environmental challenges of the 21st century.
Suzuki, David and David R. Boyd. David Suzuki's Green Guide (Greystone Books, 2008).
Everyone knows that human actions affect our natural environment. With this indispensable guide, readers will learn to consume fewer resources and become part of the solution as stewards of the planet. This book recommends actions for individuals to be more green in the homes where we live, the way we travel, the food we eat, and the things we buy. It also describes how all of us can ensure that governments support sustainable lifestyles. Suzuki and Boyd provide vital tips for readers to:
- create a healthy indoor environment,
- decrease energy and water use,
- choose eco-friendly transportation,
- make simple diet changes to eat fresher, healthier food
Suzuki, David and illustration by Eugenie Fernandes. There's a Barnyard in My Bedroom (Greystone Press, 2008).
The three chapters in this book, based on previous titles by David Suzuki and Eugenie Fernandes, take Jamie and Megan on an exciting exploration of nature and its secrets. With the help of their parents and their imaginations, they discover that natural magic is all around them. Sheets and pillows, books and pens, fruits and furniture: all come from nature. They also discover that the air is not just empty space but is full of smells, sounds, water, and life-giving gases. And they discover that their backyard contains clues to the past and future: a nail from pioneer times, seeds that will grow into food, and a robin’s nest that will soon hold baby birds.
Lambert, Jill, with introduction by David Suzuki. A Good Catch (Greystone Press, 2008).
One concern in culinary circles these days is sustainable seafood. There’s a limit to how much seafood the ocean can produce, and we know we have to fish responsibly and eat only abundant species.
A Good Catch explains which are the best, most responsible seafood choices—and features them in more than seventy mouth-watering recipes from celebrity chefs across Canada.
Guided by SeaChoice, an initiative of Sustainable Seafood Canada, a brief introduction outlines what questions informed consumers should be asking about seafood and provides a quick-reference guide to the recommended choices. Learn, for example, why pink salmon is a better choice than sockeye and why trap-caught prawns are preferable to net caught ones. The book also suggests substitutions for your favorite fish that may not fit into the SeaChoice guidelines, so you can still cook your stand-by recipes knowing you’ve made a responsible decision.
This easy-to-use book and accompanying website, www.seachoice.org, represents a sea change in the way we buy and consume seafood.
Suzuki, David, Amanda McConnell and Adrienne Mason. The Sacred Balance: Rediscovering Our Place in Nature
(Greystone Books, Third Edition, 2007).
Every day we hear that the bottom line for society and governments must be the economy and global competitiveness. But what are the real needs that we must satisfy to live rich, fulfilling lives? David Suzuki presents a radically different perspective on our basic needs and the real bottom line.
Dressel, Holly and David Suzuki. Good News for a Change: How Everyday People are Helping the Planet (Greystone Press, 2003).
We all know the bad news. Every day, along with all the bulletins on social upheavals and terrorist attacks, we read reports of the damage that industrial development is wreaking on our soil, air and water. We seem intent on continuing to live this way, even though many scientific experts tell us our actions are suicidal. The good news is that thousands of individuals, groups and businesses are already changing their ways. A growing number of companies are still making money while benefiting their local communities. The authors have also uncovered hundreds of working solutions that can help all of us to imagine and achieve a new and happier future. There is a spontaneous, global quest for ways to survive sustainably that is opening up a very different planetary future from the one based on endless economic and industrial demands. And, say Suzuki and Dressel, many of the technologies we need to realize our goals—to save species, to conserve soil, to right social wrongs—are already within our grasp.
Suzuki, David. The David Suzuki Reader (Greystone Books, 2003).
Drawing from Suzuki’s published and unpublished writings, this collection reveals the underlying themes that have informed his work over a lifetime. In these incisive and provocative essays, Suzuki looks unflinchingly at the destructive forces of globalization, political short-sightedness, and greed. Suzuki cautions against blind faith in science, technology, politics, and economics, and provides inspiring examples of how and where to make those changes that will matter to all of us and to future generations.
Suzuki, David, Editor. When the Wild Comes Leaping Up: Personal Encounters with Nature (Greystone Press, 2002).
In this eloquent collection of original essays, award-winning writers from the United States, Canada, Great Britain, and Australia describe a personal encounter with the natural world that moved them and led to a new level of understanding or awareness. All are beautifully written and deeply felt, and all are testimonies to the transformative power of nature.
Suzuki, David and Kathy Vanderlinden. Eco-Fun (Greystone Press, 2001).
Television, video games, computers and other technologies are exciting inventions, but today they tend to dominate our lives – especially those of our children. Through interactive games and experiments, this book helps reconnect both children and adults to the natural world. It’s a great opportunity to bring families together, have fun and learn about ourselves and the world around us.