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.

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Planet Heart

2014
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How an Unhealthy Environment Leads to Heart Disease Everyone knows that high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity, smoking, stress, and a sedentary lifestyle are risk factors for cardiovascular disease. But few know that an unhealthy environment is also a critical risk factor for heart disease. In this incisive, authoritative, and... More »

The Burning Question

2013
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Take one complex scientific discipline. Add the future of energy, economics, and geopolitics. Season with human nature . . . The Burning Question reveals climate change to be the most fascinating scientific, political and social puzzle in history. It shows that carbon emissions are still accelerating upwards, following an exponential... More »

The Energy of Slaves

2012
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A radical analysis of our master-and-slave relationship to energy and a call for change. Ancient civilizations routinely relied on shackled human muscle. It took the energy of slaves to plant crops, clothe emperors, and build cities. In the early nineteenth century, the slave trade became one of the most profitable... More »

A Geography of Blood

2012
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Winner of the Hilary Weston Writers Trust Nonfiction Prize. Longlisted for the B.C. National Award for Canadian Nonfiction. When Candace Savage and her partner buy a house in the romantic little town of Eastend, she has no idea what awaits her. At first she enjoys exploring the area around their... More »

Everything Under the Sun

2012
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A renowned scientist restores hope for a better future with his latest views on environmental challenges. In this latest offering from David Suzuki, the well-known scientist, author, and broadcaster explores the interconnectedness of the world's myriad environmental challenges. The solutions are there, he argues; we just need the will to... More »

The Sacred Headwaters

2011
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A visual feast and plea to save an extraordinary region in North America for future generations. In a rugged knot of mountains in northern British Columbia lies a spectacular valley known to the First Nations as the Sacred Headwaters. There, three of Canada's most important salmon rivers — the Stikine,... More »

Beneath Cold Seas

2011
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A collection of incredible images of West Coast underwater life. Award-winning photographer David Hall takes us into the murky depths and introduces us to the jaw-dropping creatures that call it home. More »

The Atlantic Coast

2011
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Winner of the Dartmouth Book Award for Non-Fiction, the Evelyn Richardson Memorial Non-Fiction Award and the Lane Anderson Award. The North Atlantic coast of North America—commonly known as the Atlantic Coast—extends from Newfoundland and Labrador through the Maritime Provinces and the Northeastern United States south to Cape Hatteras. This North... More »

Eating Dirt

2011
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Winner of the BC Achievement's National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction and shortlisted for the Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for non-fiction and the Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction. Also a Globe 100 Best Book of the year (2011). Charlotte Gill spent twenty years working as a tree planter in... More »

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 »

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