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Explores beliefs about the relationship between humans and the environment in the ecological wisdom of the world's indigenous peoples
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David Suzuki is an internationally renowned geneticist and environmentalist and a cofounder of the David Suzuki Foundation. He is the author of more than fifty books and is a recipient of the Right Livelihood Award, UNESCO’s Kalinga Prize for the Popularization of Science, and in 2007 was named one of Time Magazine's Heroes of the Environment. He lives in Vancouver.
Peter Knudtson is a nature writer and former wildlife biologist. He received his master's degree from California State University and his bachelor's degree in premedical zoology from the University of California. Additionally, he studied at the University of North Carolina and the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. He worked as a wildlife biologist in Alaska before coauthoring Genethics and Wisdom of the Elders: Sacred Native Stories of Nature with renowned environmental activist and academic David Suzuki.
In this low-key, capacious study, Suzuki, a professor of genetics at the University of British Columbia, and science writer Knudtson (coauthors of Genetics ) compare primitive, aboriginal modes of perceiving the natural world with "Western culture's ecologically destructive worldview." Chapters focused on humans' relationships with, for instance, animals, vegetation and the universe begin with brief summaries of scientific explanation and continue with relevant myths and accounts of daily rituals of such societies as the Chewong in Malaysia, Alaska's Inuit and the Kayapo of the Amazon. Overpopulation, deforestation, solar energy and cyclic and linear approaches to time are considered; of particular interest are essays on the !OK Kung Bushmen's understanding of mammals' physiologies and the Australian aborgines' mythical prehistory, "Dreamtime." Although students of indigenous cultures may find this text basic, it presents an eloquent plea for modern society to more considerately interact with nature.
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Book Description Allen & Unwin, St Leonards, N.S.W., 1992. Printed Card Wrappers. Condition: Near Fine. First Australian Edition. Native and scientific ways of knowing about nature- the age-old wisdom of indigenous peoples around the world. xxxv, 232 p. : 1 map ; 23 cm. Gift inscription to the half-title page, otherwise an unmarked copy. Tight, square binding showing no spine creases. Near new appearance. Weight, 412g. We ship Worldwide, use both Canada Post and the United States Postal Service, and offer postal charges based on our actual costs, without overcharging. This item weighs g unpacked and qualifies for inexpensive Lettermail postage within Canada. Other Canadian domestic postal rates rise with weight, size and distance; Rates to the USA calculated by weight alone as per the USPS. World rates are based on specific destination and weight. Online estimates by the Listing Site may not be correct and either additional, or reduced postage may be required, particularly for Canadian and Overseas shipments, but not usually to the USA. In case of doubt please email. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Trade Paperback. Seller Inventory # 30831
Book Description Allen & Unwin, St.Leonards, Sydney, 1992. Paperback. Condition: Very Good. Reprint. 232 pages. Book is in Very good condition throughout. Seller Inventory # 144074
Book Description Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 1992. Softcover (with flaps). Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. First Edition. According to the fold over flap this book is the first to explore beliefs about the delicate relationships between humans, nature and the environment held by 2 traditions, thought to be diametrically opposed; Western science, and the age-old wisdom of indigenous peoples around the world. Full number line. Size: Trade Paperback. 232 pages, with double page map, index, and chapter notes. No damage to describe. Clean tidy copy. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1.0. Category: Natural History & Resources; Environment & Ecology. ISBN: 1863732500. ISBN/EAN: 9781863732505. Inventory No: 0268323. Seller Inventory # 0268323
Book Description Allen And Unwin, North Sydney, 1992. Paperback. Condition: Very Good. Reprint. Book is in Very good condition throughout. Here Are Tales Of Profound Human Empathy With And Respect For Animals, Landscapers, Plants, And Natural Forces Vital To Our Survival. Seller Inventory # 094157
Book Description Allen & Unwin Pty., Limited, Australia, 1992. Condition: Near fine. First Edition. Near fine softcover, wrapped in thin brown paper to protect covers. Signed/inscribed by Suzuki on half-title page. 8vo. 232pp. Seller Inventory # 002710
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Book Description Allen & Unwin, Canada, 1992. Trade Paperback. Condition: Near Fine. 1st Printing of 1st Edition. 232 pages, includes index. This copy appears unread. Seller Inventory # 020783
Book Description Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 1992. Trade Paperback. Condition: Very Good. First Edition. EXPLORES BELIEFS ABOUT THE DELICATE RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN HUMANS, NATURE AND THE ENVIRONMENT. Trade paperback edition. Very good condition. Missing the f.f.e.p (first blank page within the book) card covers (with fold-ins) show minor shelf-wear. 232pp. (incl.index) This book weighs approx. 415g. (unpacked weight). This BOOK IS IN STOCK and READY TO MAIL NOW. Your book when ordered will be securely packed and promptly dispatched by The Book Collector (Established:1993). ***Prompt professional service - satisfaction guaranteed.*** Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Seller Inventory # 619
Book Description Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 1992. Soft cover. Condition: Good. Paperback with flaps/ Previous owner's name inscribed on half-title page; some edge wear to cover; minor shelf soiling to edges of textblock. Seller Inventory # 081246