David Suzuki: The Autobiography

David Suzuki The Autobiography 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 Suzuk

  • Title: David Suzuki: The Autobiography
  • Author: David Suzuki
  • ISBN: 9781553652816
  • Page: 479
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 8212 and his hopes for the future.The book begins with his life changing experience of racism interned in a World War II concentration caDavid 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 8212 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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    1. David Suzuki is an ugly writer. Phew, that stinks!His life is interesting, but his insights are not particularly fascinating to me: Breaking News - Indigineous people possess wisdom and are connected to the land! The fight for the rights of indigineous people is connected with the fight for the environment!I'm about a third of the way through and trying to decide whether I can tolerate another two hundred pages of this ugly prose.

    2. This book was well-written: his voice was clear and strong. I'd heard the name many times but didn't know much about the man himself. It's almost odd how much we consider him to be a "great environmental scientist" when really he's just been the spokesperson for much of it. I wish he'd gone into GMOs a bit more because I got the sense he's against them, but not really why. The beginning of the book talks about what it was like to be Japanese-Canadian during the Second World War, a part of Canada [...]

    3. Anywhere David talks about his own life and experiences was interesting, but anywhere he warns about everything from climate change to solution to war is frustrating to read, because as he states, he doesn't give solutions. This made the book very anxiety-ridden to me.

    4. I always wondering who David Suzuki is and what he did to put him in the list to compete for the Greatest Canadian. Now, I find the answer from the book. First of all, he is a humble man. The book tells a lot of his stories. Seems he just in them naturally and he gives all credit to other peoples. He mentioned very lightly about dangers he went through and I'm sure they're much more scary than it sounds in the reality. Standing between angry indigenous people and ruthless soldiers, that's horrib [...]

    5. I have always wanted to read this book to find out how he got to where he was career wise and personally. This book is a bit different probably from other autobiographies as it is more so half a text book half about his life. Now other people probably dislike this but it all goes on what you were expecting. I think that as sharing knowledge and educating people has been such a big part of his entire life that it was just natural for it to be included in his book. I personally liked it as it is j [...]

    6. This was a really great book! David Suzuki is such an inspiration and reading about his life taught me a lot about the environment and made me think about how I approach trying to do work around climate change. The last few chapter (minus the one on celebrity - where he just goes on and on about how he doesn't care if he's a celebrity, but yet tells us about all the celebrities he has met) were really the highlight.I do have to say that Suzuki could have used a better editor. His prose are reall [...]

    7. This autobiography reads so well, just like you are sitting visiting and David Suzuki is telling you his stories. He tells of his story from young childhood including his family's immigration to Canada, his education and career with fun and moving moments of his family life and the many human and environmental issues he has tackled.Quote: "If we were to reduce the planet to the size of a basket-ball, the atmosphere would be thinner than a layer of plastic we use to wrap sandwiches. And that is w [...]

    8. I found this to be a very interesting book. David Suzuki is in his 70's now and has had a very interesting and varied life. His childhood was interrupted by WW2 and the horrendous experience of being forced into an internment camp. But he managed to get to college and graduate school and begin on the career he had chosen. But life has a way of taking you to where you are supposed to be and he more and more became involved in environmental issues all over the world. This often interfered with fam [...]

    9. If you think your life is hard then you should read what David Suzuki and his family went through!Eye opening, dramatic,shocking and surreal the struggles of people just trying to survive and fit in. Reminds the reader of their own life's events. Sometimes no matter what you meant to do or set out to accomplish life happens along the way and throws you curve balls you navigate like sailing a ship on rough seas as best you can. Truly a inspirational read.

    10. I have been following David Suzuki's career since the 1992 Earth Summit. Via my training organization, Eureka Academy, I have been providing Leadership and Sustainable Development Training across the globe for about 20 years. David's works along with Rachel Carlson, Al Gore, David Attenborough to name but a few have been the milestones of my passion towards working for a Sustainable Planet.

    11. Here's a man who's had an amazing life and done so much, yet regrets he hasnt spent time with his children. No - he's done something better, and more important, than that. He's helping to make sure they have a world to inherit. And at least one of his kids has inherited his passion.

    12. I learned a lot about this great Japanese-Canadian envionmentalist that I had no idea about before, especially his relationship with the First Nation and his work in South America. I found it a little rambling: could have been more tightly edited.

    13. Got quite slow in the middle but finished well. Particularly enjoyed his "thoughts on growing old". A fascinating character, who has lived his life in keeping with his ideals. History will treat him well.

    14. 10/10. I feel like I have known David Suzuki my whole life! I read this and heard his voice the whole time. and it coincided with his 80th birthday so to hear the stories on The Nature of Things as well as this book was cool.

    15. Although he did many great things, the book was not great. The way it was written made his exciting life seem like a textbook. Maybe I should just stay away from autobiographies. Others may like it but it was definitely not for me.

    16. Not much to add on to what has probably already been said about the man and the book. Simply, a fascinating life account of an utterly fascinating man.

    17. I really enjoyed this book.His insight into human nature is amazing. His humility and humanity truly inspiring.Well worth the read.

    18. David Suzuki is an important voice long preceding what is not called the green movement. His life is fascinating. I'm looking forward to his new book "The Big Picture."

    19. Full of interesting information about Suzuki. Not the most inspired writing but palatable and easy to get through

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