The Future Eaters

The Future Eaters
Publisher Grove Press
Release Date
Category History
Total Pages 423
ISBN 0802139434
Rating 4.5/5 from 2 reviews
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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 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. "Flannery tells his beautiful story in plain language, science-popularizing at its Antipodean best." -- Times Literary Supplement "Like the present-day incarnation of some early-nineteenth-century explorer-scholar, Tim Flannery refuses to be fenced in." -- Time

The Future Eaters
  • Author : Tim Flannery
  • Publisher : Grove Press
  • Release Date : 2002

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

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The Future Eaters
  • Author : Tim Fridtjof Flannery
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2005

Since the first brave adventurer left the great Afro-Asian homeland to travel down the long chain of islands to Australasia, human beings have consumed the resources they would need for their own future. Aborigines, Maoris and other Polynesian peoples were the world's original future eaters. They changed the flora and

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Here on Earth
  • Author : Tim Flannery
  • Publisher : Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
  • Release Date : 2011-04-05

From the internationally acclaimed scientist, explorer, and conservationist comes an awe-inspiring account of earth’s evolution. Beginning at the moment of creation with the Big Bang, Here on Earth explores the evolution of Earth from a galactic cloud of dust and gas to a planet with a metallic core and

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Weird  Wild  Amazing   Exploring the Incredible World of Animals
  • Author : Tim Flannery
  • Publisher : WW Norton
  • Release Date : 2020-08-04

Internationally renowned author and scientist Tim Flannery’s first children’s book is a humorous, informed, and accessible deep-dive into the natural world. Are zombie jellyfish real? Do frogs like opera? What’s it like to wrestle a python? Tim Flannery has the answers. Introducing some of the most spectacular

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The Eternal Frontier
  • Author : Tim Flannery
  • Publisher : Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
  • Release Date : 2015-01-07

A comprehensive history of the continent, “full of engaging and attention-catching information about North America’s geology, climate, and paleontology” (The Washington Post Book World). Here, “the rock star of modern science” tells the unforgettable story of the geological and biological evolution of the North American continent, from the time

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Europe
  • Author : Tim Flannery
  • Publisher : Atlantic Monthly Press
  • Release Date : 2019-02-12

A tale of cave bears and comet strikes and a hundred million years of history by the bestselling author of Here on Earth: “Marvelous.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) In Europe: A Natural History, world-renowned scientist, explorer, and conservationist Tim Flannery applies the eloquent interdisciplinary approach he used in his ecological

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Sunlight and Seaweed
  • Author : Tim Flannery
  • Publisher : Text Publishing
  • Release Date : 2017-07-31

‘Sunlight and Seaweed is the beginning of a new way of helping the planet we live on.’ AU Review Acclaimed scientist Tim Flannery investigates exciting new technologies currently being developed to address our most pressing environmental threats in a book that presents a positive future for us and our planet.

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The Weather Makers
  • Author : Tim Flannery
  • Publisher : Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
  • Release Date : 2007-12-01

The #1 international bestseller on climate change that’s been endorsed by policy makers, scientists, writers and energy executives around the world. Tim Flannery’s The Weather Makers contributed in bringing the topic of global warming to worldwide prominence. For the first time, a scientist provided an accessible and comprehensive account

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The Climate Cure
  • Author : Tim Flannery
  • Publisher : Text Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-11-03

An urgent and essential call to arms from one of Australia’s most respected climate scientists, Tim Flannery. A compelling and solution-focused declaration of the action required to win the climate battle, and how change must start in our board rooms and parliaments.

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Aboriginal Environmental Knowledge
  • Author : Catherine Laudine
  • Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • Release Date : 2009

This book is based on a grounded and broad assessment of less well known details of Aboriginal knowledge and provides both a great deal of detail and a new assessment of rituals and practices. An important and unique finding of this volume is that Aboriginal environmental knowledge also includes knowledge

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The Birth of Melbourne
  • Author : Tim Fridtjof Flannery
  • Publisher : Text Publishing
  • Release Date : 2004

In 1835 John Batman sailed up the Yarra and was astonished by the beauty of the land. It was a temperate Kakadu, teeming with wildlife and with soils rich enough to spawn pastoral empires. With the discovery of gold, the city was transformed almost overnight into 'marvellous Melbourne'. And yet, as

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Quarterly Essay 9 Beautiful Lies
  • Author : Tim Flannery
  • Publisher : Black Inc.
  • Release Date : 2003-03-01

In the first Quarterly Essay of 2003, Tim Flannery launches an attack on the various lies that we tell ourselves about our resources, our past and our future. The lie of terra nullius that made us ignore the Aborigines' knowledge of the environment. The lie of the Snowy Mountains Scheme that

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Among The Islands
  • Author : Tim Flannery
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2012-10-30

Twenty-five years ago, a young Australian museum curator named Tim Flannery set out to research the fauna of the Pacific Islands. Starting with a survey of one of the most inaccessible islands in Melanesia, the young scientist found himself ghost whispering, snake wrestling and Quadoi hunting in search of a

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Smoke Eaters
  • Author : Sean Grigsby
  • Publisher : Watkins Media Limited
  • Release Date : 2018-03-06

When dragons rise from the earth, firefighters are humanity’s last line of defence, in this wild near-future fantasy. Firefighter Cole Brannigan is on the verge of retirement after 30 years on the job, and a decade fighting dragons. But during his final fire call, he discovers he’s immune to

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An Island Archaeology of the Early Cyclades
  • Author : Cyprian Broodbank
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2002-07-18

A case study of the Greek Cyclades, documenting new ways of studying global island archaeology.

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