Europe: A Natural History

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Atlantic Monthly Press
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6.0 X 9.1 X 1.4 inches | 1.3 pounds

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About the Author
Tim Flannery is a scientist, explorer, and conservationist. He has published more than 130 scientific papers and several books, including the #1 international bestseller The Weather Makers, Throwim Way Leg, Here on Earth, and Among the Islands. He was named Australian of the Year in 2007, and from 2001 to 2013, he was Australia's Climate Commissioner.

Praise for Europe: A Natural History:

"Flannery pulls back the curtain on Europe's past environments, while also giving a glimpse of its possible future, in this marvelous work...[he] shares a plethora of surprising facts...[Europe] should attract any reader interested in the past and future of the natural world."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"A fascinating geological and natural history of Europe, from its origins as a tropical arc of islands to the present, as the world faces the challenges of rapidly rising temperatures. . . An illuminating natural history and warning for the future." -Kirkus Reviews

"Bold and brilliant... Flannery looks far forwards as well as back, to see how pre-prehistory might inform tomorrow" -Irish Times

"Tim Flannery's natural history takes us from the dinosaurs' demise 66 million years ago to today...A rich, illuminating journey." -Nature

Praise for Tim Flannery:

"Tim Flannery is the real thing: a man with a gift for lucid exposition, who can really make his subject come alive." -Literary Review

"Thoughtful, candid and--yes--ultimately upbeat, Atmosphere of Hope could not be more timely. It is just the book the world needs right now." --Elizabeth Kolbert on Atmosphere of Hope

"An authoritative, scientifically accurate book on global warming that sparkles with life, clarity, and intelligence...The secret...seems to be confident knowledge joined to a storyteller's gifts and a writer's determination to get it just right-a rare combination, and a powerful one." -The Washington Post on The Weather Makers

" without question an extraordinary scientist... A passionate explication of human influence on climate change and a call to action... Spellbinding... A tour de force." -Bill Chameides, Science Magazine, on The Weather Makers

"Tim Flannery's book will forever change your perspective on the North American continent...Flannery guides us on a sweeping odyssey through time, in which he synthesizes vast amounts of information from geology, paleontology, and human history... A penetrating, introspective account of the role we humans are playing on the evolutionary stage... Exhilarating." -The New York Review of Books, on The Eternal Frontier

"[Flannery] has a particular talent for assembling and presenting the strands of his engaging narrative. He effectively weaves together descriptions of moving continents, shifting climates, and changing flora and fauna." - Science, on The Eternal Frontier