The Eternal Frontier leads the reader on a 65-million-year quest to understand the formation of North America.
From the asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs at the end of the Cretaceous Period to the present day, Flannery explores America's history with keen insight and an extraordinary breadth of knowledge.
Ultimately, human beings had to face the environmental vicissitudes of the continent, and Flannery's exploration of the ways in which we have coped makes for fascinating reading.
About the Author
Tim Flannery is an internationally acclaimed scientist, explorer and conservationist, described by Sir David Attenborough as being 'in the league of the all-time great explorers like Dr David Livingstone'. His books include The Future Eaters, Throwim Way Leg, A Gap in Nature, Country and The Weather Makers.
'Riveting..a masterpiece...The Eternal Frontier is nature poetry.' Sunday Telegraph
'Splendid...Tim Flannery, so far as I know, has been brave enough to tackle the whole pagant of North america...to explain America, in the largest sense,' New York Times
Number Of Pages: 404
Published: 16th May 2007
Dimensions (cm): 17.8 x 11.4 x 1.8
Edition Number: 1