384 pages, 9.46 × 6.2 × 1.24 in
March 21, 2006
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1553651561
ISBN - 13: 9781553651567
About the Book
"David Suzuki's voice, quiet and compelling, is one of the most crucial sounds on a noisy planet."-David Quammen
This eagerly awaited second installment of David Suzuki's autobiography expands on the years covered in Metamorphosis and picks up where that book left off, in 1986, when Suzuki was fifty.
It begins with the racism that Suzuki experienced when he and his family were detained in an internment camp in Canada during World War II, describes his teenage years in southern Ontario, his college and postgraduate experiences in the U.S., and his career as a geneticist and later as the host of The Nature of Things. With characteristic candor and passion, he also describes his metamorphosis into a leading environmentalist, writer, and thinker; the establishment of the David Suzuki Foundation; his many travels throughout the world and his meetings with international leaders, from Kaiapo chief Paiakan to Nelson Mandela to the Dalai Lama; and the abiding role of nature and family in his life.
From the Publisher
The first volume of David Suzuki's autobiography, "Metamorphosis," looked back at his life from 1986, when he was 50. In this eagerly awaited second installment, Suzuki, now 70, reflects on his entire life -- and on his hopes for the future. The book begins with his life-changing encounters with racism while interned in a Canadian concentration camp during World War II and continues through his troubled teenage years and later successes as a scientist and host of PBS's "The Nature of Things." With characteristic candor and passion, he describes his growing consciousness of the natural world and humankind's precarious place in it; his travels throughout the world and his meetings with international leaders, from Nelson Mandela to the Dalai Lama; and the abiding role of nature and family in his life. "David Suzuki" is an intimate and inspiring look at one of the most uncompromising people on the planet.
About the Author
is a highly acclaimed geneticist and the host of The Nature of Things
. He has written numerous books, including the popular children's books You Are the Earth: From Dinosaur Breath to Pizza from Dirt
and the best-selling Looking A
series. He is also the founder and chair of the David Suzuki Foundation. David lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.