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The Legacy: About the Book

In his own lifetime, Suzuki has witnessed an explosion of scientific knowledge as well as a huge change in our relationship with the planet-a tripling of the world's population, a greatly increased ecological footprint through the global economy, and a huge growth in technological capacity. These changes have had a dire effect on Earth's ecosystems and consequently on our own well-being. To deal with this crisis, we must realize that the laws of nature have priority over the forces of economics and that the planet simply cannot sustain unfettered growth. We must also recognize the limits of scientific reductionism and the need to adopt a more holistic point of view. Perhaps most important, we must join together as a single species to respond to the problems we face. Suzuki ends by saying that change begins with each of us; all it takes is imagination and a faith in the inherent generosity of Mother Earth.

Co-published with the David Suzuki Foundation.

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The Tour

As The Legacy releases across Canada, our pre-eminent environmentalist will be at events in cities and towns across the country.

In these appearances, David Suzuki reflects on the massive changes in the world within his living memory - from explosive population growth, to massive technological developments, to the establishment of a global economy. Ultimately, he expresses his faith in human beings' capacity for innovation and he urges us all to dream of a better world and to make it happen.

Here is where and when you can catch David Suzuki starting in September.


Sept. 21st, 20108:00pm
Knox United Church
506 - 4th Street
Calgary, AB (Ticket Info.)
WordFest Box Office at 403-237-9068
Epcor Box Office at 403-294-9494
Sept. 22nd, 20107:30pmBrilliant Culture Centre
1876 Brilliant Road
Castlegar, BC(Ticket Info.)
Tickets available at Selkirk College campus bookstores, Castlegar Library, and Otter Books in Nelson. For more information call 250.352.2821, ext. 22
Sept. 24th, 20108:00pmRoyal British Columbia Imax Theatre
675 Belleville Street
Victoria, BC (Ticket Info.)
This event is available to Royal BC Museum members only. Call 387-3287 to purchase over the phone. Note: Seating is limited.

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Legacy Book App

If he had one last lecture to give, what would David Suzuki say? Find out in this audio- and video-enhanced ebook.

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