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david-suzuki

David Takayoshi Suzuki, CC OBC (born March 24, 1936) is a Canadian Academic, science broadcaster and environmental activist. Suzuki earned a Ph.D in zoology from the University of Chicago in 1961, and was a professor in the genetics department at the University of British Columbia from 1963 until his retirement in 2001. Since the mid-1970s, Suzuki has been known for his TV and radio series and books about nature and the environment. He is best known as host of the popular and long-running CBC Television science magazine, The Nature of Things, seen in over forty nations. He is also well known for criticizing governments for their lack of action to protect the environment.

A long time activist to reverse global climate change, Suzuki co-founded the David Suzuki Foundation in 1990, to work “to find ways for society to live in balance with the natural world that does sustain us.” The Foundation’s priorities are: oceans and  sustainable fishing ,  climate change and clean energy, sustainability, and Suzuki’s Nature Challenge. He also served as a director of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association from 1982 to 1987.

Suzuki was awarded the Right Livelihood Award in 2009. His 2011 book, The Legacy, won the Nautilus Book Award. He is a Companion of the Order of Canada. In 2004, David Suzuki was selected as the greatest living Canadian in a CBC poll.






David Suzuki: An elder’s vision for our sustainable future






Beyond Climate (full film) featuring David Suzuki

Beyond Climate (www.beyondclimate.ca) takes viewers beyond the headlines and into the heart of the issues. The film holistically connects the larger patterns of climate change with the human dimension, and what it looks like across BC from the top of the mountains to the depths of the oceans. Shot throughout the province over many years, the collective wisdom and perspectives of Indigenous leaders, local communities, scientists, and policymakers are featured.

Dr. David Suzuki – renowned scientist, broadcaster and environmentalist – helps guide the journey as the narrator of the film. But, David is more than just narrator, he’s a long-term resident of BC, having lived most of his life in Vancouver, and this film is part of his enduring legacy. Now, in his 80s, Suzuki reflects back on his life, how his home province is changing, and offers his personal perspectives on the environment, economy, and opportunity to navigate our complex future if we “pull back and give nature a chance.”

Addressing many of the pressing issues facing BC – from pipelines, liquefied natural gas, salmon, and Indigenous rights – the film is a timely contribution to the province and country as we grapple with climate change, the paramount issue of our time.




Selected Books by David Suzuki (with links to Barnes and Noble)



The David Suzuki Reader: A Lifetime of Ideas from a Leading Activist and Thinker  

In this revised and expanded edition of his collected writings, David Suzuki continues to explore the themes that have informed his work for more than four decades — the inter-connectedness of all things, our misguided elevation of economics above all else, the urgent need to deal with climate change — but with an increased emphasis on solutions to the myriad problems we face, his inspiring vision for the future, and the legacy he hopes to leave behind. There is also more emphasis on the personal, as he recounts episodes from his childhood and early adulthood and speaks eloquently about old age, death, and the abiding role of nature and family in his life. Written with clarity, passion, and wisdom, this book is essential for anyone who is an admirer of David Suzuki, who wants to understand what science can and can’t do, or who wants to make a difference.

The Sacred Balance: Rediscovering Our Place in Nature

Ten years after this important book was first published, David Suzuki re-examines our place in the natural world in light of the recent sweeping environmental changes and advances in scientific knowledge. Since it was first published, The Sacred Balance has sold over 100,000 copies. Although the basic message of this seminal work remains, the cataclysmic events of the last decade require that we rethink our behaviour and find a new way to live in balance with our surroundings. In this new and extensively revised and amplified edition of his best-selling book, David Suzuki reflects on these events and examines what they mean for our place in the world.

The Legacy: An Elder’s Vision for Our Sustainable Future

In this expanded version of an inspiring speech delivered in December 2009, David Suzuki reflects on how we got where we are today and presents his vision for a better future. In his living memory, Suzuki has witnessed cataclysmic changes in society and our relationship with the planet: the doubling of the world’s population, our increased ecological footprint, and massive technological growth. Today we are in a state of crisis, and we must join together to respond to that crisis. If we do so, Suzuki envisions a future in which we understand that we are the Earth and live accordingly. All it takes is imagination and a determination to live within our, and the planet’s, means. This book is the culmination of David Suzuki’s amazing life and all of his knowledge, experience, and passion — it is his legacy.



Find more information about David Suzuki’s life and work at the David Suzuki Foundation.


Complete Book List (from David Suzuki Foundation web site)

1976

An Introduction to Genetic Analysis
Suzuki, D.T.  & A.J.F.   Griffiths W.H.Freeman and Co., San Francisco,  CA., U.S.A. 2nd edit. 1981; 3rd edit. 1986; 4th edit. 1989; 5th edit. 1993; 6th edit.1996 This is the most widely used genetics textbook in the U.S.  and has been translated into Italian, Spanish, Greek, Indonesian, Arabic, French and German.

1985

Looking at Plants 
Suzuki, D.T.,  with B. Hehner. Stoddart Publishing, Toronto, Canada Also published in Quebec, Denmark, Australia, Spain, Portugal and U.S.A.

1986

Looking at Insects 
Suzuki, D.T.,  with B. Hehner. Stoddart Publishing, Toronto, Canada Also published in Quebec, Denmark, Australia, Spain, Portugal, U.S.A.

Looking at Senses 
Suzuki, D.T.,  with Hehner, B. Stoddart Publishing, Toronto, Canada Also published in Quebec, Denmark, Australia, Spain, Portugal, U.S.A.

Egg Carton Zoo  
Haas, R.,   Blohm, & D.T. SUZUKI   Oxford University Press, Toronto, Canada

Sciencescape: The Nature of Canada
Suzuki, D.T.,   Blohm, H. & Harris, M. Oxford University Press, Toronto, Canada

British Columbia: Frontier for Ideas
Suzuki, D.T.  & Cullis, H. Western Education Development Group, Vancouver, Canada

From Pebbles to Computers: The Thread
Suzuki, D.T.,   Beer, S. Blohm, H. Oxford University Press, Toronto, Canada

1987

Looking at the Body  
Suzuki, D.T,  with Hehner, B. Stoddart Publishing, Toronto, Canada. Also published in Australia, Spain, Portugal, U.S.A.

Metamorphosis: Stages In A Life
Suzuki, D.T.   Stoddart Publishing, Toronto, Canada. Also published in Australia, Spain

David Suzuki Talks About AIDS
Suzuki, D.T.,   Thalenberg, E.,   Knudtson, P. General Publishing Paperbacks, Toronto, Canada

1988

Genethics: The Ethics of Engineering Life
Suzuki, D.T.,   Knudston, P. Stoddart Publishing, Toronto, Can. Also published inU.S.A., Australia, England

Looking at Weather  
Suzuki, D.T.  with Hehner, B. Stoddart Publishing, Toronto, Canada. Also published in Australia, Spain, U.S.A.

1989

Looking at the Environment  
Suzuki, D.T.  with Hehner, B. Stoddart Publishing, Toronto, Canada. Also published in Australia, U.S.A.,   Quebec

Inventing the Future
Suzuki, D.T.   Stoddart Publishing, Ltd. , Toronto, Canada. Also published in Australia, England

1990

Did You Know… About Light and Sight  
Suzuki, D.T.,   Suzuki, L.,   Cook, P. General Publishing, Toronto, Canada. Also published in Australia

Did You Know… About Insides and Outsides  
Suzuki, D.T.,   Suzuki, L.,   Cook, P. General Publishing, Toronto, Canada. Also published in Australia

It’s a Matter of Survival
Suzuki, D.T.,   Gordon, A. Stoddart Publishing, Toronto, Canada. Also published in Australia, England, U.S.A.,   Montreal

1991

Did You Know… About Food and Feeding  
Suzuki, D.T.,   Suzuki, L.,   Cook, P. General Publishing, Toronto, Canada. Also published in Australia

Did You Know… About Shapes and Sizes  
Suzuki, D.T.,   Suzuki, L.,   Cook., P. General Publishing, Toronto, Canada. Also published in Australia

1992

Wisdom of the Elders
Suzuki, D.T.,   Knudtson, P. Stoddart Publishing, Toronto, Canada. Also published in U.S.A.,   Australia

1993

Nature in the Home  
Suzuki, D.T.   Stoddart Publishing, Toronto, Canada

The Secret of Life
Suzuki, D.T.,   Levine, J. WGBH   Educational Foundation, Boston, MA., U.S.A.   Also published in Germany

Time to Change
Suzuki, D.T.   Stoddart Publishing, Toronto, Canada. Also published in Australia

1994

Cracking the Code
Suzuki, D.T.,   Levine, J. Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd. Australia

If We Could See The Air  
Suzuki, D.T.   Stoddart Publishing, Toronto, Canada

1995

The Backyard Time Detectives  
Suzuki, D.T.   Stoddart Publishing, Toronto, Canada

1996

The Japan We Never Knew
Suzuki, D.T.,   Oiwa, K. Stoddart Publishing, Toronto, Canada Also published in Australia, U.S.A.

1997

A Glimpse of Canada’s Future
Suzuki, D.T.,   Battle, E.,   Stipdonk, B. David Suzuki Foundation, Vancouver, Canada

The Sacred Balance: Rediscovering Our Place In Nature
Suzuki, D.T.,   McConnell, A. David Suzuki Foundation & Greystone Books, Vancouver, Canada Also published in Australia, U.S.A.,   England

1998

Earth Time
Suzuki, D.T.   Stoddart Publishing, Toronto, Canada

Tree Suitcase  
Suzuki, D.T.   Sommerville House, Toronto, Canada 

1999

From Naked Ape To Superspecies
Suzuki, D.T.,   Dressel, H. Stoddart Publishing, Toronto, Canada

You Are The Earth

 
Suzuki, D.T.,   Vanderlinden, K. David Suzuki Foundation & Greystone Books, Vancouver, Canada

2001

Eco-Fun: Great Experiments, Projects, and Games for a Greener Earth
Suzuki, D.T.,   Vanderlinden, K. David Suzuki Foundation & Greystone Books, Vancouver, Canada

2002

Good News For A Change
Suzuki, D.T.,   Dressel, H. David Suzuki Foundation & Greystone Books, Vancouver, Canada

Genetics: A Beginners Guide
Guttman, B.; Griffiths, A.; Suzuki, D.; Cullis, T.,   Oneworld Publications

2003

The David Suzuki Reader
Suzuki, D.T.   David Suzuki Foundation & Greystone Books, Vancouver, Canada

The Salmon Forest
Suzuki, D.T.,   Ellis, S. Greystone Books, Vancouver, Canada

When the Wild Comes Leaping Up
Suzuki, D.T.,   Greystone Books, Vancouver, Canada

2004

Tree: A Life Story
Suzuki, D.T.,   Grady, W. David Suzuki Foundation & Greystone Books, Vancouver, Canada

The Sacred Balance: A Visual Celebration of Our Place in Nature
Suzuki, D.T.,   McConnell, A.,   DeCambra, M. Greystone Books, Vancouver, Canada

2006

David Suzuki: The Autobiography
Suzuki, D.T.   Greystone Books, Vancouver, Canada

Grassroots Rising
Suzuki, D.T.,   Begley Jr., E.,   McLean, R.,   Honour Group Publishing

2007

Sacred Balance: Rediscovering our place in nature (updated & expanded)
Suzuki, D.T.,   McConnell, A.,   Mason, A. David Suzuki Foundation & Greystone Books, Vancouver, Canada

2008

David Suzuki’s Green Guide
Suzuki, D.T.,   Boyd, David R. David Suzuki Foundation & Greystone Books, Vancouver, Canada

There’s A Barnyard In My Bedroom
Suzuki, D.T.,   Fernandes, E. David Suzuki Foundation & Greystone Books, Vancouver, Canada

2009

The Big Picture
Suzuki, D.T.,   Taylor, D.R.   David Suzuki Foundation & Greystone Books, Vancouver, Canada

2010

More Good News
Suzuki, D.T.,   Dressel, H. David Suzuki Foundation & Greystone Books, Vancouver, Canada

Declaration Of Interdependence
Suzuki, D.T.,   Cullis, T. David Suzuki Foundation & Greystone Books, Vancouver, Canada

The Legacy: An Elder’s Vision for Our Sustainable Future
Suzuki, D.T.   David Suzuki Foundation & Greystone Books, Vancouver, Canada


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