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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Brukerevaluering  - jacoombs - LibraryThing

When he sticks to the subject matter suggested by his subtitle he is quite good. A convincing and entertaining writer on our natural world but an agenda that leads him too far astray. Les hele vurderingen

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Brukerevaluering  - KateWa20 - LibraryThing

Attempt to pull back and make sense of the world and humanity's place in it. Compares approaches of Darwin, and Wallace. Instead of Dawkin's concept of the selfish gene, he focuses more on the positive and intricate cooperation within ecosystems. Les hele vurderingen

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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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