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Europe: A Natural History

Europe: A Natural History

It is hard to overstate just how unusual Europe was towards the end of the age of the dinosaurs. It was a dynamic island arc whose individual landmasses were made up of diverse geological types, including ancient continental fragments, raised segments of oceanic crust, and land n... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781925603941
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Published 1 October 2018 by Text Publishing Co
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By Flannery, Tim
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ISBN-13 9781925603941
ISBN-10 1925603946
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Text Publishing Co
Imprint The Text Publishing Company
Publication Date 1 October 2018
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Flannery, Tim
Category History
World History
Environmentalist Thought & Ideology
Australian
Number of Pages 368
Dimensions Width: 155mm
Height: 233mm
Spine: 28mm
Weight 503g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Environment & Ecology: General Interest
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code 949219

Description of this Book

It is hard to overstate just how unusual Europe was towards the end of the age of the dinosaurs. It was a dynamic island arc whose individual landmasses were made up of diverse geological types, including ancient continental fragments, raised segments of oceanic crust, and land newly minted by volcanic activity. Yet even at this early stage Europe was exerting a disproportionate influence on the world. About 100 million years ago, the interaction of three continents - Asia, North America and Africa - formed the tropical island archipelago that would become the Europe of today, a place of exceptional diversity, rapid change and high energy. Europe- A Natural History is full of surprises. Over the millennia Europe has received countless immigrant species and transformed them. It is where the first coral reefs formed. It was once home to some of the world's largest elephants. And it played a vital role in the evolution of our own species. When the first modern humans arrived in Europe 40,000 years ago, they began to exert an astonishing influence on the continent's flora and fauna, and now, Europeans lead the way in wildlife restoration - there are more wolves in Europe today than in the USA. This enthralling ecological history is more than the story of Europe and the Europeans, it will change our understanding of life itself.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review `A small book full of big ideas...This book doesn't just wow the reader with nifty ideas; Flannery explains how they actually work, with his signature fluency and clarity.' * Australian Book Review on Sunlight & Seaweed * `This new book is among [Flannery's] best...Wonderfully thought provoking...Well informed and sobering.' * Australian on Sunlight & Seaweed * `Accessible and engaging..An enlightening and uplifting view of the future.' * Readings on Sunlight & Seaweed * `This man is a national treasure, and we should heed his every word.' * Sunday Telegraph *

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Author's Bio

Tim Flannery is a paleontologist, explorer and conservationist. He is a leading writer on climate change and the 2007 Australian of the Year. His books include the award-winning international bestseller The Weather Makers, The Future Eaters, Here on Earth and Atmosphere of Hope. He is currently chief councillor of the Climate Council.

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