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Greystone Books Fall 2022

The Sacred Balance, 25th anniversary edition
Rediscovering Our Place in Nature
By (author): David Suzuki Foreword by: Robin Wall Kimmerer Afterword by: Bill McKibben
David Suzuki ,

Foreword by :

Robin Wall Kimmerer ,

Afterword by :

Bill McKibben


Greystone Books



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Paperback , Trade
Oct 25, 2022
$24.95 CAD


8.5in x 5.5 x 0.8 in | 460 gr

Page Count:

336 pages
Greystone Books
NATURE / Environmental Conservation & Protection

"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.

In 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.

Published in Partnership with the David Suzuki Institute

  • 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 environmental activism.
  • 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.

David Suzuki is an internationally renowned geneticist, environmentalist, author of more than fifty books, and the founder of the David Suzuki Foundation.

Robin Wall Kimmerer is the author of the New York Times bestseller Braiding Sweetgrass and Gathering Moss. She is a mother, scientist, decorated professor, and enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation.

Bill McKibben is an American environmentalist, author, and journalist who has written over a dozen books on the climate crisis. He is the founder and senior advisor emeritus of 350.org.

  • Extensive galley send
  • International publicity campaign
  • Digital and print advertising
  • Promotion on Edelweiss
  • Social media campaign; influencer outreach
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