David Suzuki: The Autobiography

Paperback | February 23, 2007

byDavid Suzuki

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David Suzuki's autobiography limns a life dedicated to making the world a better place. The book expands on the early years covered in "Metamorphosis" and continues to the present, when, at age 70, Suzuki reflects on his entire life—and his hopes for the future.

The book begins with his life-changing experience of racism interned in a World War II concentration camp, and goes on to discuss his teenage years, his college and postgraduate experiences in the U.S., and his career as a geneticist and then as the host of "The Nature of Things."

With characteristic candor and passion, Suzuki describes how he became a leading environmentalist, writer, and thinker; the establishment of the David Suzuki Foundation; his world travels and meetings with luminaries like Nelson Mandela and the Dalai Lama; and the abiding role of nature and family in his life. David Suzuki is an intimate and inspiring look at a modern-day visionary.

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David Suzuki's autobiography limns a life dedicated to making the world a better place. The book expands on the early years covered in "Metamorphosis" and continues to the present, when, at age 70, Suzuki reflects on his entire life—and his hopes for the future. The book begins with his life-changing experience of racism interned in a ...

David Suzuki is a scientist, broadcaster, author, and co-founder of the David Suzuki Foundation. He is Companion to the Order of Canada and a recipient of UNESCO's Kalinga Prize for science, the United Nations Environment Program medal, the 2009 Right Livelihood Award, and Global 500. He is familiar to television audiences as host of t...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 9 × 6 × 1 inPublished:February 23, 2007Publisher:Greystone Books Ltd.Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1553652819

ISBN - 13:9781553652816

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from SUZUKI AUTOBIOGRAPHY I am the daughter of Daisy. David writes a very true story of an extremely embarassing period of Canadian History and the effects on himself and others like him. My mother was greatly harmed during and after the war from the prejudices of both the "white" and Janapese Canadian population, being of mixed parentage. Maybe we can learn from this. Well done. Excellent read. PS Keep on saving our world David.
Date published: 2008-02-24

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: My Happy Childhood in Racist British ColumbiaChapter 2: College and a Burgeoning CareerChapter 3: A New CareerChapter 4: Stand-ups and Fall-downsChapter 5: Family MattersChapter 6: Haida Gwaii and the Stein ValleyChapter 7: Adventures in the AmazonChapter 8: Protecting Paiakan's Forest HomeChapter 9: A Step Back in TimeChapter 10: Down UnderChapter 11: Starting the David Suzuki FoundationChapter 12: Up and RunningChapter 13: Rio and the Earth SummitChapter 14: Papua New GuineaChapter 15: Kyoto and Climate ChangeChapter 16: Reflections on Science and TechnologyChapter 17: A Culture of CelebrityChapter 18: Thoughts as I Grow Old

Editorial Reviews

“Narrated with candid and simple language, this is a sad, honest passage, tragic and beautiful.”—GLOBE AND MAIL