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The Sacred Balance: Rediscovering Our Place in Nature [Paperback]

David Suzuki , Amanda McConnell
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January 12, 2006
The economy and global competitiveness are the bottom line for society and governments, or so says conventional wisdom. But what are the real needs that must be satisfied to live rich, fulfilling lives? This is the question David Suzuki explores in this wide-ranging study. Suzuki begins by presenting the concept of people as creatures of the Earth who depend on its gifts of air, water, soil, and sun energy. He shows how people are genetically programmed for the company of other species, and suffer enormously when we fail to live in harmony with them. And he analyzes those deep spiritual needs, rooted in nature, that are also a crucial component of a loving world. Drawing on his own experiences and those of others who have put their beliefs into action, The Sacred Balance is a powerful, passionate book with concrete suggestions for creating an ecologically sustainable, satisfying, and fair future by rediscovering and addressing humanity’s basic needs.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Greystone Books; 2nd edition (January 12, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1550549634
  • ISBN-13: 978-1550549638
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.6 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,235,177 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars A life changing, life enhancing read June 11, 2006
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The Sacred Balance: Rediscovering Our Place In Nature by David Suzuki offers a conceptual understanding of the human condition and an ecologically sustainable, satisfying and honorable way of life in the world enveloping us all in this day and age. Providing readers with a complete grasp of nature and its most fulfilling values, The Sacred Balance intuitively presents a new direction with which one might rightfully prosper in balance with nature and one's surroundings. As a unique and concise interpretive understanding of nature and each individual's placement amidst an ever-growing and progressing nature, The Sacred Balance is very strongly recommended as a life changing, life enhancing read.
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3.0 out of 5 stars inspiring book, but has formatting issues October 19, 2014
By zenmama
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This book was insightful and beautifully written. It explores our connection with the earth and our need to nurture it in a simple, yet in depth and meaningful way.

The only thing that lets this book down is what I assume is an issue with formatting.
There are parts that are impossible to follow and had I known wouldn't have purchased it.

It is my hope that this review will be seen by the publishers and thus corrected.

Other than that, the parts I was able to read were beautifully written and inspiring.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book April 13, 2013
By Rich
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Suzuki has a gift at encompassing the totality of planet earth. It is a book that will paint the entire ecological picture. I learned so much. David Suzuki has simple way of enlightening new understandings and also revitalizing ancient understandings to paint an environmental truth. It is all connected.
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This book contains information that is, and has been, relevant today. I really like the way the author writes and the spirituality (if you will) that he tries to convey through science. It really is a good read. The reason I'm giving it 4 stars is because the book has some horrible formatting issues. Some phrases are incomplete and this makes it really difficult to follow (see attached screenshot).

I believe the information included in the book is relevant and important and I found the book to be very inspirational for me. I highly recommend it. I just wish the editors fish the formatting issues as it's sometimes difficult to follow the book when text is missing.
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5.0 out of 5 stars READ THIS!!! December 2, 2013
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Great read. Really in depth analysis of the atrocities that we commit on a daily basis, between ruining our fresh waters to our soil and to our air. Gives great incites knto how to fix them and make the world a better place after what we have done.
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