Review of the Autobiography of Josef Svoboda, Canadian Arctic Climate Scientist

Geoffrey Woollard



In Wine from Raisins, Josef Svoboda, a Canadian arctic climate scientist, tells the story of his own life that encompassed 20th-century history and winds up facing the most important questions of the 21st century - questions about what we have learned from nature, what we have done to our environment and who we will become as we drift away from the natural world toward one immersed in our own technological creations. Readers of Wine from Raisins will glimpse the world through the eyes of Svoboda, who combines scientific training with a contemplative gaze.


geology; Czechoslovakian communism; relationship of the human person to nature

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Svoboda, Josef. 2017. Wine from Raisins: a Life Transformed through Communist Gulag to Canadian Arctic. Toronto: Novalis.

ISSN 2300-7648 (print)
ISSN 2353-5636 (online)

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