The Sacred Balance: Rediscovering Our Place in Nature
by David Suzuki (2007)
An Environmental Guru
David Suzuki is the man!! Yes, I am aware that I’m to write a little something about the book rather than the author, but I just wanted to get that out of the way. David Suzuki is quite definitively one of the most prominent faces in Canadian environmentalism (check out the David Suzuki Foundation), and has authored a number of books on science, nature, and the environment.
This one in particular is a pretty cohesive examination of the various elements that make up our environment. Suzuki takes us with him as he examines the soil, water, and air, that constitute our livelihood. He then what explores the impact of human activity, and the corresponding devastation. Finally he wraps things up with insight on how we can potentially diminish (or resolve) the detrimental effects of human activity. It’s pretty much a package deal. The first step is being informed, and becoming aware of what’s going on. The latter part is what to do about it.