Here on Earth: An Argument for Hope

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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...

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Overview

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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In his latest work, Flannery (The Weather Makers: How Man Is Changing the Climate and What It Means for Life on Earth), an internationally acclaimed scientist, explorer, and conservationist, traces the history of our planet and the evolution of our species with remarkable detail in a "twin biography" format. Flannery is guided by two strands of evolutionary theory—reductionist science as epitomized by Charles Darwin, and the more holistic analyses of Alfred Russel Wallace and James Lovelock—and he believes that these opposing theories reflect the different ways humans approach the custodianship of planet Earth. He describes Earth's formation from the beginning at the moment of the creation with the big bang and the transformation of the ocean from all kinds of metals, which, he believes, are catalysts in the formation of the earliest process of life. VERDICT Flanney's storytelling style of narrative and his razor-sharp observations and expansive knowledge of the subject enliven the material. Highly recommended for science readers.—Norah Xiao, Univ. of Southern California, Los Angeles
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781743107478
  • Publisher: Bolinda Audio
  • Publication date: 4/23/2012
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: Unabridged
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 5.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Tim Flannery is one of Australia’s leading thinkers and writers.

An internationally acclaimed scientist, explorer and conservationist, he has published more than 130 peer-reviewed scientific papers and many books. His books include the landmark works The Future Eaters and The Weather Makers, which has been translated into more than 20 languages and in 2006 won the NSW Premier’s Literary Prizes for Best Critical Writing and Book of the Year.

He received a Centenary of Federation Medal for his services to Australian science and in 2002 delivered the Australia Day address. In 2005 he was named Australian Humanist of the Year, and in 2007 honoured as Australian of the Year.

He spent a year teaching at Harvard, and is a founding member of the Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists, a director of the Australian Wildlife Conservancy, and the National Geographic Society’s representative in Australasia. He serves on the board of WWF International (London and Gland) and on the sustainability advisory councils of Siemens (Munich) and Tata Power (Mumbai).

In 2007 he co-founded and was appointed Chair of the Copenhagen Climate Council, a coalition of community, business, and political leaders who came together to confront climate change.

Tim Flannery is currently Professor of Science at Maquarie University, Sydney.

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