The Sacred Balance, 25th Anniversary Edition: Rediscovering Our Place in Nature
“The Sacred Balance has a beautiful spirit.”—E.O. Wilson
With a new foreword from Robin Wall Kimmerer, New York Times-bestselling author of Braiding Sweetgrass—and an afterword from Bill McKibben—this special 25th anniversary edition of a beloved bestseller invites readers to see ourselves as part of nature, not separate.
The world is changing at a relentless pace. How can we slow down and act from a place of respect for all living things? The Sacred Balance shows us how.
this extensively updated new edition, David Suzuki reflects on the
increasingly radical changes in science and nature—from the climate
crisis to peak oil and the rise in clean energy—and examines what they
mean for humankind. He also reflects on what we have learned by
listening to Indigenous leaders, whose knowledge of the natural world is
profound, and whose peoples are on the frontlines of protecting land
and water around the world.
Drawing on his own experiences and those of others who have put their beliefs into action, The Sacred Balance
combines science, philosophy, spirituality, and Indigenous knowledge to
offer concrete suggestions for creating an ecologically sustainable
future by rediscovering and addressing humanity’s basic needs. Size 5.5" x 8.5"
- Publishing on the 25th anniversary of a bestselling book: 25 years go, Sacred Balance
became a bestseller. Now, Suzuki returns with an extensively updated
edition that reflects rapidly changing science and approaches to
- Foreword from Robin Wall Kimmerer: the New York Times-bestselling author of Braiding Sweetgrass writes a foreword that shimmers with hope for our world.
- Afterword from Bill McKibben: the author of Deep Economy (over 50k copies sold) and Falter offers a powerful afterword.
- Indigenous knowledge:
Suzuki, a longtime and accepted ally to Indigenous peoples in Canada,
urges readers to consider Indigenous knowledge of the natural world and
to follow the lead of Indigenous peoples in environmental movements.
- Moving and heartfelt:
Suzuki writes about environmental science in emotional, moving
language, pulling readers in and making us care about the natural world.
- Acclaimed author:
In addition to being a world-famous environmentalist and geneticist,
David Suzuki has published more than 50 critically acclaimed books. The Sacred Balance is one of his best-known and best-loved titles.