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We stand at a crossroads, where comprehension of our place in
nature—of our true abilities and of our history—is supremely important.
We have formed a global civilisation of unprecedented might, driven
forward by the power of our minds—a civilisation which is transforming
our Earth. We are masters of technology, and of comprehension, but it's
what we believe that may, from now on, determine our fate.
Tim Flannery's first major book since The Weather Makers charts
the history of life on our planet. Here on Earth, which draws
its points of departure from Darwin and Wallace, Lovelock and Dawkins,
is an extraordinary exploration of evolution and sustainability. Our
success as a species has had disastrous effects on many of the Earth's
ecosystems and could lead to our downfall. But equally, Flannery
argues, we are now equipped as never before to explore our true
relationship with the planet on which our biological, economic and
cultural futures depend. Here on Earth is not just a dazzling
account of life on our planet. It will change the way you live.
About The Author
Tim Flannery is a writer, scientist and explorer. He has written
many award-winning books including The Future Eaters, Throwim Way Leg,
Country and The Weather Makers. He is a member of the Wentworth Group
of Concerned Scientists, the National Geographic Society's Australasian
representative and a director of the Australian Wildlife Conservancy.
ISBN: 9781921656668 ISBN-10: 1921656662 Audience:
Number Of Pages: 352 Published: 27th September 2010 Publisher: Text Publishing Co Country of Publication: AU Dimensions (cm): 23.000 x 15.200
Weight (kg): 23.0
Edition Number: 1
Tim Flannery is a paleontologist, explorer and conservationist. He is a leading writer on climate change and the 2007 Australian of the Year. His books include the award-winning international bestseller The Weather Makers, The Future Eaters, Here on Earth and Atmosphere of Hope. He is currently chief councillor of the Climate Council.