Future Eaters: An Ecological History of the Australasian Lands and People

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Humans first settled the islands of Australia, New Zealand, New Caledonia, and New Guinea some sixty millennia ago, and as they had elsewhere across the globe, immediately began altering the environment by hunting and trapping animals and gathering fruits and vegetables. In this illustrated iconoclastic ecological history, acclaimed scientist and historian Tim Flannery follows the environment of the islands through the age of dinosaurs to the age of mammals and the arrival of humanity on its shores, to the coming...
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Overview

Humans first settled the islands of Australia, New Zealand, New Caledonia, and New Guinea some sixty millennia ago, and as they had elsewhere across the globe, immediately began altering the environment by hunting and trapping animals and gathering fruits and vegetables. In this illustrated iconoclastic ecological history, acclaimed scientist and historian Tim Flannery follows the environment of the islands through the age of dinosaurs to the age of mammals and the arrival of humanity on its shores, to the coming of European colonizers and the advent of the industrial society that would change nature's balance forever. Penetrating, gripping, and provocative, The Future Eaters is a dramatic narrative history that combines natural history, anthropology, and ecology on an epic scale.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780802139436
  • Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/28/2002
  • Pages: 423
  • Sales rank: 712,287
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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  • Posted January 29, 2012

    Excellent

    Tim Flannery has to be one of the best science writers. All of his books are engaging, fun to read and important.

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