Books

The David Suzuki Foundation and Greystone Books began their publishing partnership in 1994. In the years following, the collaboration has produced an important collection of titles on issues of the environment, sustainability, nature and natural history. Many of these titles have won national and international awards as well as being adapted and released by foreign publishers throughout the world. Greystone Books is committed to reducing the consumption of old-growth forests, and all books are printed on carefully selected environmentally friendly paper stocks.

Empire of the Beetle

2011
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Chosen as a Globe 100 Best Book of the year in 2011! Exposing some startling connections between beetles and humans, one of North America's foremost environmental writers investigates the continent's massive forest die-off. Beginning in the late 1980s, a series of improbable bark beetle outbreaks unsettled iconic forests and communities... More »

Arctic Eden

2010
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A stunning celebration of the most beautiful part of the Arctic by its most passionate explorer. In this intimate portrait, Jerry Kobalenko describes a series of journeys he has taken over the past twenty years around the Canadian High Arctic by foot, skis, kayak, and ship that provides a multifaceted... More »

The Legacy

2010
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"Part autobiography, part history, part basic science—and above all, a plea for the planet. Buy it." — National Post Now available in paperback and enhanced ebook format, The Legacy is an expanded version of the lecture that he delivered in December 2009 and that forms the core of a 2010... More »

You are the Earth

2010
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The Sacred Balance for kids — updated and expanded with new content and art. Since You Are the Earth was first published in 1999, there has been a dramatic rise in concern about the environment. Through media, the Internet, and school, kids today are more aware of issues such as... More »

The Declaration of Interdependence

2010
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Calling all people to become stewards of the earth, this exquisite edition is a heartfelt plea for the planet's preservation. The "Declaration of Interdependence" — both an enlightening creed and a passionate call to action — was composed by David Suzuki and a team of activists and environmentalists in 1992,... More »

Dodging the Toxic Bullet

2010
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Practical and empowering strategies for identifying and avoiding health hazards, from the co-author of David Suzuki's Green Guide. Following David Suzuki's Green Guide — called "the green bible" by the Globe and Mail — Dodging the Toxic Bullet presents workable strategies that show how we can live a longer, healthier... More »

Lakeland

2009
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Lakeland is the winner of the 2010 Governor General's Award for Non-Fiction! More than just a place, Lakeland is a state of mind in this ode to Canada's abundant freshwater systems The story begins at Emma Lake, Saskatchewan, site of writer Allan Casey's family cabin, built by his parents in... More »

Night: A Literary Companion

2009
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The dark, secret sister of bright, expansive day, night is at once feared and revered. Night explores the many faces of the night: its myths, its flora and fauna—and its human side, too. In this new book from the Literary Companion series: Galileo ruminates on the moon he observes over... More »

The Big Picture

2009
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David Suzuki and Dave Robert Taylor look beyond our environmental problems to examine the forces that are preventing real change. Whether they're discussing how to reconcile economy with ecology or why we may need to start eating jellyfish for dinner, they point in the direction we must go if we... More »

The Sea: A Literary Companion

2009
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The sea is one of the most vital and recurring images in human culture. Every civilization has a flood myth, for example, and sixty-five percent of the world's population lives on the coast of a sea. In The Sea: A Literary Companion: Charles Darwin expresses his fascination with the glowing... More »

A Good Catch

2008
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One concern in culinary circles these days is sustainable seafood. There's a limit to how much seafood the ocean can produce, and we know we have to fish responsibly and eat only abundant species. A Good Catch explains which are the best, most responsible seafood choices—and features them in more... More »

Tar Sands

2008
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Updated with new material throughout, winner of the prestigious Rachel Carson Environment Book Award. Andrew Nikiforuk's Tar Sands is a critical exposé of the World's largest energy project — the Alberta oil sands — that has made Canada one of the worst environmental offenders on earth. "Andrew Nikiforuk reveals the... More »