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Acknowledgments and Credits About This Book Introduction Chapter 1 Walking on Air Chapter 2 Welcome to Planet Water Chapter 3 Getting Down to Earth Chapter 4 Fire Power Chapter 5 Depending on Our Relatives Chapter 6 Love Story Chapter 7 Beyond Awesome Chapter 8 It's Your World Now Glossary
David Suzuki is the acclaimed geneticist and environmentalist, the host of The Nature of Things, the founder and chair of the David Suzuki Foundation, and the author of more than forty books. He is the recipient of the UNESCO Kalinga Prize for Science, the United Nations Environmental Medal, and the UNEP's Global 500 award, and he has been named a Companion of the Order of Canada. He was selected as the 35th most important green campaigner of all time by the British newspaper, The Guardian. In addition, he holds eighteen honorary degrees and has been adopted into three First Nations clans. Suzuki lives in Vancouver, British Columbia. Kathy Vanderlinden is a writer and an editor with an extensive background in children's literature. She is the author or co-author of four previous children's books, including Eco-Fun (also written with David Suzuki), which was nominated for a Silver Birch Award. One of the many titles she edited, Transformed, won the prestigious Norma Fleck Award for children's non-fiction in 2006. She lives in Victoria, B.C. Wallace Edwards was raised in Ottawa, and is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art. He is an award-winning illustrator and won a Governor General's Children's Literature - Illustration Award in 2002 for his book Alphabeasts. Wallace lives in Toronto and is working on a number of children's books.
"From a less visionary thinker, such a broad range of subjects might be a confusing tangle, but Suzuki's accessible text, illustrated with useful diagrams and attractive paintings of plants and animals, skillfully emphasizes his basic message about the vital importance of interconnections." --Booklist "...an outstanding title that can be utilized by teachers in science, health, and environmental studies classes or as a fun, inspiring read."--School Library Journal, starred review "Incorporating content that varies from scientific to the personal to cultural--with folk tales juxtaposed next to scientific evidence--the book entices one to keep reading just to see what is on the next page."Science Magazine