Here on Earth by Tim FlanneryHere on Earth by Tim Flannery

Here on Earth

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Audio Book (CD) | April 23, 2012

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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.

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Title:Here on EarthFormat:Audio Book (CD)Dimensions:5.5 × 6.5 × 0.63 inPublished:April 23, 2012Publisher:Bolinda AudioLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1743107471

ISBN - 13:9781743107478

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good read A fascinating and informative read.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Splendid synthesis of earth's problems Several years ago, I lamented the passing of the age when good scientists wrote with such elegance and clarity that not only was it easy to understand what they were saying, it was immensely pleasurable to read their works. This is true of a handful of modern day scientists and popularizers like Lewis Thomas, Peter Medawar and Carl Sagan. Here is another to add to their ranks. Tim Flannery is a paleontologist who has morphed into an ecologist. I've read his new book, Here on Earth; a Natural History of the Planet, with immense pleasure and frequent "Ah! Yes!" moments as the complex concepts he discusses emerge on his pages in multidimensional clarity. It is most encouraging that perceptive scholars like Flannery can still be found in this era of gobbledegook and obfuscation. It is doubly so when he is able to write about the natural history of the earth with convincing optimism -- if only we can heed and adhere to the advice and suggestions he offers. This book should be required reading for all national policy makers. Any who fail to heed his words should be permanently barred from holding public office ever again.
Date published: 2011-05-11