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From Naked Ape to Superspecies

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For millennia, we lived in harmony with the Earth, taking only what we required to survive. But in just the past few centuries, we... Weiterlesen
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For millennia, we lived in harmony with the Earth, taking only what we required to survive. But in just the past few centuries, we have used our powers to satisfy our obsession with consumption and new technology, without regard for the consequences. And in doing so, we have exploited our surroundings on an unprecedented scale. In this revised and updated edition of From Naked Ape to Superspecies, David Suzuki and Holly Dressel lucidly describe how we have evolved beyond our needs, trampling other species, believing that we can make the Earth work the way we want it to. And they introduce us to the people who are fighting back, those who are resisting the inexorable advance of the ",global economy", juggernaut, the people whose voices are difficult to hear over the din of corporate public relations machines. We learn about how human arrogancedemonstrated by our disregard for the small and microscopic species that constitute the Earths engine and our reckless use of technological inventions like powerful herbicides or genetically engineered cropsis threatening the health of our children and the safety of our food supply.


David Suzuki is an award-winning scientist, environmentalist and broadcaster and the host of The Nature of Things. He is the author or co-author of more than 30 books, including Genethics and Wisdom of the Elders (both with Peter Knudtson) and The Sacred Balance (with Amanda McConnell), and he is the founder and chair of the David Suzuki Foundation. He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Holly Dressel, co-author of From Naked Ape to Superspecies, has been a writer/researcher for television, film and radio for 20 years. She has worked for CBC TV's "The Nature of Things", as well as on other television documentaries such as "The Cola Wars" and "Memoirs of Pierre Elliott Trudeau". She was a researcher on Gwynne Dyer's celebrated film series "War." Dressel lives on a farm near Montréal with a changing parade of family, friends and animals.



Chapter 1: Sharing Each Other's Skin
Chapter 2: Bugs R Us
Chapter 3: Bigfoot
Chapter 4: Sez Who?
Chapter 5: Unnatural Selections
Chapter 6: Your Money or Your Life Forms
Chapter 7: Follow the Money
Chapter 8: Globalization Blues
Chapter 9: The Other World
Chapter 10: Complex Pleasures

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Titel: From Naked Ape to Superspecies
Untertitel: Humanity and the Global Eco-Crisis
EAN: 9781926685199
ISBN: 978-1-926685-19-9
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Adobe-DRM
Format: E-Book (epub)
Herausgeber: Greystone Books
Genre: Biologie
Anzahl Seiten: 406
Veröffentlichung: 01.07.2009
Jahr: 2009
Auflage: Second Edition
Untertitel: Englisch
Dateigrösse: 2.2 MB
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