Naked Ape to Superspecies

A personal perspective on humanity and the global eco-crisis

David Suzuki and Holly Dressel
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With breathtaking speed, our species has undergone fundamental changes this last century. Entering this new millennium David Suzuki takes stock of the impact of these changes on our environment.

With breathtaking speed our species has undergone fundamental changes that have transformed us into what David Suzuki and Holly Dressel call a superspecies. As we enter the new millennium our impact on the ecological features of this planet will dominate our priorities and actions.

Nevertheless, as we hurtle towards catastrophic breakdown of the earth's life support systems, social, political and economic leaders and scholars continue to ignore the central role of the environment in their decisions and actions.

Naked Ape to Superspecies takes an unflinching look at where we are at this unprecedented moment in history. It reveals that a clear and present environmental danger is staring us in the face but there is good news. We still have time to avoid this collapse if we slow down and turn onto alternative roads, roads that will lead to a life still rich in opportunity, choice and quality. But to begin applying the brakes and turning aside we must see with clarity the path we're on now, how we got there, and what the other possibilities are.

DAVID SUZUKI is an internationally renowned broadcaster and the author of numerous bestselling books including Metamorphosis, Wisdom of the Elders, Earth Time and The Sacred Balance. HOLLY DRESSEL is a journalist and researcher.

Author bio:

David Suzuki is the internationally renowned author, broadcaster and environmentalist and Chairman of the David Suzuki Foundation, an organisation dedicated to identifying the causes of - and finding solutions to - environmental problems.

Holly Dressel is a journalist and researcher, who has worked on David Suzuki's television series The Nature of Things and The Memoirs of Pierre Elliott Trudeau.

Category: Popular science
ISBN: 9781865086491
Table Of Contents: There used to be: the future eaters

Roots: humanity's origins

Exponential growth: the population explosion

New musclepower: science and technology

Home shift: from village to city

A new role: citizen to consumer

The new road: information explosion

Globalisation: a new economy

Governance: inescapable flaws

The ecological millennium: a new opportunity
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Imprint: Allen & Unwin
Pub Date: February 2002
Page Extent: 344
Format: Paperback - B format
Age: 0 - 0
Subject: Popular science