David Suzuki: The Autobiography

by David Suzuki

Greystone Books | March 21, 2006 | Hardcover

David Suzuki: The Autobiography is rated 5 out of 5 by 1.
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.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 384 pages, 9.46 × 6.2 × 1.24 in

Published: March 21, 2006

Publisher: Greystone Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1553651561

ISBN - 13: 9781553651567

Found in: Biography and Memoir

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from "Inspirational" Reading this book was like opening the doors to a totally new world.It inspires you to travel around the world to meet great people who are incredibly close to nature. As a student of holistic nutrition, this aspect of the world is very important to me and David Suzuki truly is an amazing author and person who teaches us great things about the world and he's not afraid to say what he thinks! I have found to have many things in common with him, such as the love and appreciation of aboriginal people who can teach us more about the environement and our lives than any other educated person. As well as travelling to learn more about other peoples cultures and lifestyle. I'm very interested in purchasing more books related to my field of work and the environement.
Date published: 2006-06-02

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David Suzuki: The Autobiography

David Suzuki: The Autobiography

by David Suzuki

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 384 pages, 9.46 × 6.2 × 1.24 in

Published: March 21, 2006

Publisher: Greystone Books

Language: English

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

David Suzuki 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.