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.

A Passion for this Earth

2008
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In this powerful collection of original essays, twenty of the world's most influential journalists, writers, scientists, and environmentalists lend their voices to inform and engage those who are committed to the survival of the Earth and its inhabitants. Personal, practical, political, full of wonder and rage, this book respectfully continues... More »

The Hot Topic

2008
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Last year, awareness about global warming reached a tipping point. Now one of the most dynamic writers and one of the most respected scientists in the field of climate change offer the first concise guide to both the problems and the solutions. Guiding us past a blizzard of information and... More »

Gardens: A Literary Companion

2008
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Like writing, gardening is an act of imagination and faith, and so it should be no surprise that many fine writers have turned their hand to the soil and brought their gardens back to the page. This anthology gathers together the best from around the world and across the centuries.... More »

Deserts

2008
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Next to rain forests, deserts are the most biologically diverse ecosystems on Earth: endless expanses of arid sand, or swaths of gravel and thorn, or acres of grassland or dust. All differ in their floral, faunal, and geological assemblages, and all inspire vivid and passionate responses from those who experience... More »

The Great Lakes

2007
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Comprehensive, engaging and timely, The Great Lakes: A Natural History of a Changing Region is an exploration and a celebration of one of the most important ecological systems on Earth. Five immense lakes — remembered by school children with the mnemonic "HOMES," for Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie and Superior -... More »

An Enchantment of Birds

2007
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Richard Cannings reminisces about encounters with his favorite birds and describes the wonders of bird life. In these delightful meditations, biologist and bird lover Richard Cannings weaves stories of his personal encounters with his favorite birds into fascinating descriptions of their behavior, anatomy, and evolution. When Cannings was a boy,... More »

Where the Silence Rings

2007
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Earth's natural wonders celebrated in new series of literary companions In spring 2007 Greystone Books will launch a series of carefully selected nature, natural history, exploration, and adventure anthologies. Each book in the collection focuses on a particular natural or geographic feature and evokes, through the words of gifted writers,... More »

Dark Waters Dancing to a Breeze

2007
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Earth's natural wonders celebrated in new series of literary companions In spring 2007 Greystone Books will launch a series of carefully selected nature, natural history, exploration, and adventure anthologies. Each book in the collection focuses on a particular natural or geographic feature and evokes, through the words of gifted writers,... More »

Prairie

2006
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Told in the author's distinctively enchanting style, this bestselling guide to one of the largest ecosystems in North America is now updated Authoritative, detailed, and scientifically up-to-date, Prairie: A Natural History provides a comprehensive, non-technical guide to the biology and ecology of the prairies, the Great Plains grasslands of North... More »

Wisdom of the Elders

2006
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First published in 1992, this classic David Suzuki title is now back in print, with a new introduction. A meticulous gathering of both scientific insight and Native knowledge, Wisdom of the Elders offers a way to reconcile our place in nature, by listening to our elders. From the foundations of... More »

Salmon Forest

2006
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NEW IN PAPER, David Suzuki and Sarah Ellis's charming and informative text, accompanied by Sheena Lott's exquisite watercolors, magically evoke the spirit and mystery of the West Coast rain forest. Together, text and illustrations illuminate the interconnectedness of the forest and the sea and of all life. Recommended by Curriculum... More »

Wild Prairie

2005
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In this gorgeous homage to the grasslands of North America, photographer James R. Page takes us on a journey through the wild prairie, those areas of the prairie that look much as they did 300 years ago. Traveling from Saskatchewan to Texas to photograph the splendor of the grasslands through... More »