David Suzuki

David Suzuki is an acclaimed geneticist and environmentalist, the founder and chair of the David Suzuki Foundation, and the author of 43 books. He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia. David was born in Vancouver, BC in 1936. During World War II, at the age of six, he was interned with his family in a camp in BC. After the war, he went to high school in London, Ontario. He graduated with Honours from Amherst College in 1958 and went on to earn his PhD in Zoology from the University of Chicago in 1961. David Suzuki is recognized as a world leader in sustainable ecology. He lives with his wife, Dr. Tara Cullis, and two daughters in Vancouver.

Listen to David on ABC Radio National's The Book Show discussing the books that inspired his love of nature

David T. Suzuki PhD, Chair of the David Suzuki Foundation, is an award-winning scientist, environmentalist and broadcaster.

David has received consistently high acclaim for his 30 years of award-winning work in broadcasting, explaining the complexities of science in a compelling, easily understood way. He is well known to millions as the host of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's popular science television series, The Nature of Things.

His eight part series, A Planet for the Taking won an award from the United Nations. His eight-part PBS series The Secret of Life was praised internationally, as was his five-part series The Brain for the Discovery Channel.

An internationally respected geneticist, David was a full Professor at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver from 1969 until his retirement in 2001. He is professor emeritus with UBC's Sustainable Development Research Institute. From 1969 to 1972 he was the recipient of the prestigious E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowship Award for the Outstanding Canadian Research Scientist Under the Age of 35.

He has received numerous awards including the Roger Tory Peterson Award from Harvard University. He is a Companion of the Order of Canada, and a member of the Order of British Columbia. He has received 18 honorary doctorates - 12 from Canada, four from the United States and two from Australia. First Nations people have honoured him with six names, formal adoption by two tribes, and made him an honorary member of the Dehcho First Nations.

Books by David Suzuki

The Legacy

Published: December 2013

This book provides a unique insight into the knowledge and wisdom David Suzuki has acquired over the years, and points to his legacy for generations to come.

Everything Under the Sun

Published: June 2012

Renowned author, broadcaster and environmentalist explore the countless challenges facing the world and their interconnected causes.

The Big Picture

Published: February 2010

The world's leading environmentalist delivers an urgent assessment of the planet's state and offers science-based solutions.

Suzuki's Green Guide

Published: March 2009

The undisputed planet-sustainability expert shows how we can be greener in the way we live in our homes, the way we travel, the food we eat, and the things we buy.

The Sacred Balance

Published: February 2008

This special 10th anniversary edition of the David Suzuki classic, re-examines our place in the natural world in light of sweeping environmental changes and recent advances in scientific knowledge.

David Suzuki

Published: July 2006

New autobiography of distinguished scientist, environmentalist and bestselling author, David Suzuki


Published: February 2005

In this clear, concise, and captivating book, renowned scientist, environmentalist and bestselling author David Suzuki tells the life story of a stately tree on the Pacific coast of North America.

A David Suzuki Collection

Published: November 2003

Drawing from David Suzuki s published and unpublished writings, this collection reveals the passions and philosophies that have informed the work of one of the world s leading environmentalists for over four decades.

Good News for a Change

Published: November 2003

David Suzuki cuts through the gloom surrounding the current state of the world s natural resources, and draws attention to the numerous positive instances where private companies, communities and individual citizens are making a real difference to the environment.

When the Wild Comes Leaping Up

Published: November 2002

A powerful collection of essays on personal experiences with nature edited by David Suzuki, and including contributions from some of the world's finest writers, including Australia's Robert Drewe and Richard Flanagan.

Naked Ape to Superspecies

Published: February 2002

With breathtaking speed, our species has undergone fundamental changes this last century. Entering this new millennium David Suzuki takes stock of the impact of these changes on our environment.

Wisdom of the Elders

Published: November 1997

A reissue of David Suzuki and Peter Knudtson's volume exploring the relationships between humans, nature and the environment from the perspectives of both Western science and the age-old wisdom of indigenous peoples around the world.

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