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David Suzuki
The Autobiography
Creators: David Suzuki
Publisher: Greystone Books
Pub. date: 07/01/2009
Lib. SRP: 14.99 USD
Ret. SRP: 0.00 USD
Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
ISBN: 9781926685137
DRM Level: Adobe Content Server 4
Min. Version: Adobe Digital Editions
File size: 5765 KB
Languages:
   English
Subjects:
   Biography & Autobiography, Science, Nonfiction
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Short Description:
   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, he 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.
Full Description:
   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, he 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.
Table of Contents:
   

Chapter 1: My Happy Childhood in Racist British Columbia
Chapter 2: College and a Burgeoning Career
Chapter 3: A New Career
Chapter 4: Stand-ups and Fall-downs
Chapter 5: Family Matters
Chapter 6: Haida Gwaii and the Stein Valley
Chapter 7: Adventures in the Amazon
Chapter 8: Protecting Paiakan's Forest Home
Chapter 9: A Step Back in Time
Chapter 10: Down Under
Chapter 11: Starting the David Suzuki Foundation
Chapter 12: Up and Running
Chapter 13: Rio and the Earth Summit
Chapter 14: Papua New Guinea
Chapter 15: Kyoto and Climate Change
Chapter 16: Reflections on Science and Technology
Chapter 17: A Culture of Celebrity
Chapter 18: Thoughts as I Grow Old

Excerpts:
  From the book
     

For me, the sense of loneliness during high school was intense, and my main solace was a large swamp a ten-minute bike ride from our house. Any marsh or wetland is a magical place, filled with mystery and an incredible variety of plant and animal life. I was an animal guy, and insects were my fascination. Anyone chancing to spot me in that swamp would have had confirmation of my nerdiness—wading in fully clothed, my eyes at water level peering beneath the surface, and my hands laden with a net and jar. But I couldn't spend all my time in that swamp. I spent most of my waking hours daydreaming, creating a fantastic world in which I was endowed with superhuman athletic and intellectual powers that would enable me to bring peace to the world and win mobs of gorgeous women begging to be my girl.

Creator Marketing:
  David Suzuki     
     
David Suzuki is an acclaimed geneticist and environmentalist, the host of The Nature of Things on CBC Television, and the founder and chair of the David Suzuki Foundation . He is the author of more than forty books, including Good News for a Change, From Naked Ape to Superspecies, The Sacred Balance, and Tree. He is the recipient of Unesco’s Kalinga Prize for Science, the United Nations Environmental Medal, the UNEP’s Global 500 award, and has been named a Companion of the Order of Canada. In addition, he holds eighteen honorary degrees and he has been adopted into three First Nations clans. Suzuki lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.
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