"For the not so pedantic, the new millennium is now upon us.
It is a time to reflect upon lesson learned
And those still to be learned.
A time to be thankful for "ordinary, everyday miracles"
Such as a surprise, clean air and water and
The wonderful myriad of life that we share this planet with.
These things are rapidly disapplearing
Even the sunrise
In the smog bound metropolis,
Has become unfamiliar - a stranger
All of these ordinary things
Are the very stuff upon which the human species
Now, more than ever
At the beginning of the 21st century
The voices for the environment need to be heard.
The book contains some of those voices." (Source: Back cover)