Upon entering his 71st year, the renowned scientist, committed environmentalist, and gifted thinker David Suzuki wanted to reflect on his life—and on his hopes for the future. Marked by his characteristic candor and passion, this is an intimate and inspiring look at one of the most uncompromising, passionate, and visionary people on the planet.
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.