Born in Melbourne in 1956, Tim Flannery is a writer, scientist and explorer. He has written numerous books, including the award-winning bestsellers The Future Eaters, The Eternal Frontier and The Weather Makers. The 2007 Australian of the Year, Flannery is Panasonic Professor in Environmental Sustainability at Macquarie University, and is National Geographic's representative in Australasia. From 2007 to 2010 he chaired the Copenhagen Climate Council. Flannery lives on the Hawkesbury River in New South Wales.
Terra Australis: Matthew Flinders' Great Adventures in the Circumnavigation of Australiaby Matthew Flinders
Edited and introduced by Tim Flannery, Terra Australis is a vital step toward a new understanding of our own history. Flinders tells of meeting and communicating with Aborigines, of the scrub and/i>
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First published in two-volumes in 1814, this is the enthralling account of the circumnavigation of Australia, by the man who gave our country its name.
Edited and introduced by Tim Flannery, Terra Australis is a vital step toward a new understanding of our own history. Flinders tells of meeting and communicating with Aborigines, of the scrub and wilderness. His descriptions of the difficulties that he and his sailors faced still bristle with energy and immediacy two hundred years later. This is Flinders' story in his own words, neglected until now, but destined to be eagerly read by all ages.
'Tim Flannery takes a part of Australian history that has meant numbing boredom to generations of schoolchildren and pummels it into robust and tragicomic shape.' Bulletin
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