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Nature Essays

Letters to My Grandchildren

by (author) David Suzuki

Publisher
Greystone Books Ltd
Initial publish date
Jun 2015
Category
Essays, Environmentalists & Naturalists, Grandparenting, Letters
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781771640886
    Publish Date
    Jun 2015
    List Price
    $27.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781771640893
    Publish Date
    May 2015
    List Price
    $24.95
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781771642347
    Publish Date
    Sep 2016
    List Price
    $18.95
  • Downloadable audio file

    ISBN
    9781771644402
    Publish Date
    Mar 2018
    List Price
    $22.95

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In this inspiring series of letters to his grandchildren, David Suzuki offers grandfatherly advice mixed with stories from his own remarkable life and explores what makes life meaningful. He challenges his grandchildren — and us — to do everything at full tilt. He explains why sports, fishing, feminism, and failure are important; why it is dangerous to deny our biological nature; and why First Nations must lead a revolution. Drawing on his own experiences and the wisdom he has gained over his long life, he decries the lack of elders and grandparents in the lives of many people, especially immigrants, and champions the importance of heroes. And he even has something to say about fashion. The book also provides an intimate look at Suzuki’s life as a father and grandfather with letters that are chock-full of anecdotes about his children and grandchildren when they were small. As he ponders life’s deepest questions and offers up a lifetime of wisdom, Suzuki inspires us all to live with courage, conviction, and passion.

Published in Partnership with the David Suzuki Institute

About the author

Dr. David Suzuki is a scientist, broadcaster, author, and co-founder of the David Suzuki Foundation. He is Companion to the Order of Canada and a recipient of UNESCO's Kalinga Prize for science, the United Nations Environment Program medal, the 2009 Right Livelihood Award, and Global 500. Dr. Suzuki is Professor Emeritus at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver and holds 27 honorary degrees from universities around the world. He is familiar to television audiences as host of the long-running CBC television program The Nature of Things, and to radio audiences as the original host of CBC Radio's Quirks and Quarks, as well as the acclaimed series It's a Matter of Survival and From Naked Ape to Superspecies. His written work includes more than 52 books, 19 of them for children. Dr. Suzuki lives with his wife, Dr. Tara Cullis, and family in Vancouver, BC.

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Editorial Reviews

"...deeply personal and purposefully universal. Suzuki addresses weighty topics in a clear, conversational manner, and his thoughts should be of interest to a wide readership."—Publishers Weekly

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