Here On Earth: An Argument for Hope

Text Publishing Company, 27. sep. 2010 - 352 sider
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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.

'A letter from perhaps the world's most thoughtful, and certainly most eloquent, environmental scientist on how we as a species might survive as chief stewards of planet Earth...a must for optimists and pessimists alike.' New Scientist

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Review: Here On Earth:A Twin Biography of the Planet and the Human Race

Brukerevaluering  - Kadri - Goodreads

Very informative and interesting, Flannery touches such topics as climate change and toxic waste from nuclear tests, but also pesticides and evolution etc.It all ties up to show a rather grim reality of the planet Earth. Les hele vurderingen

Review: Here On Earth:A Twin Biography of the Planet and the Human Race

Brukerevaluering  - Chuck - Goodreads

Very informative and interesting take on the evolution and natural history of our planet. For those of you who really believe and want to understand more how and why humans are affecting our environment, this is a most read. Les hele vurderingen

Om forfatteren (2010)

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.

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