Item #33721 METAMORPHOSIS. STAGES IN A LIFE. Signed by Suzuki. David Suzuki.


Toronto: Stoddart, 1987.

1st Edition. Hardcover. First Edition Inscribed by Dr. Suzuki on the ffe. 8vo. 302 pp. A fine copy in the publisher's original navy cloth covered boards, stamped silver on the spine in a fine pictorial dustwrapper depicting the author. Award winning scientist, environmentalist and broadcaster, Suzuki's television appearances, explaining the complexities of the natural sciences in a compelling and easily understood way, have consistently earned him high acclaim. Recognized as a world leader in sustainable ecology Dr. Suzuki has received the Kalinga Prize for Science, the United Nations Environment Medal and the Global 500. ' Life on this planet has existed now for almost four billion years. During that time, of course, there have been a number of extinction crises, when large numbers of species have suddenly disappeared from the planet. We're going through a period that looks like a major extinction crisis, but it's different from any other situation that has ever existed in that it is being driven by a single species. We're in an absolutely unprecedented situation. Human beings are now the most numerous mammals on the planet. All over the planet, our species has become so demanding that we are destroying habitat for other species. It's not j ust the tropical rain forests, it's the temperate rain forests, wetlands, coral reefs, grasslands. A very conservative estimate at the present time is that at least fifty thousand species of plants and animals are going extinct every y ear. That's over six species an hour-vanishing forever. Our grandchildren certainly are going to live in a world that may see up to fifty percent of mammalian species gone, certainly a quarter of all bird species gone. Absolutely catastrophic.'.

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