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Europe: A Natural History

Europe: A Natural History
 

Accompanying the release of his new book Life: Selected Writings, this new format of Europe presents one of Tim Flannery's most exciting works of non-fiction.

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ISBN 9781925626902
Barcode 9781925626902
Published 1 October 2018 by The Text Publishing Company
Available in EPUB format
Software Read in Browser or Adobe Ebook Compatible Device
Language en
Author(s) By Flannery, Tim
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ISBN-13 9781925626902
ISBN-10 1925626903
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher The Text Publishing Company
Imprint Text Publishing
Publication Date 1 October 2018
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By Flannery, Tim
Category History
World History
Social Sciences
Historical Geography
Environmentalist Thought & Ideology
Natural History, Country Life & Pets
Australian
Number of Pages 368
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Natural History: General
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code 954161

Description of this Electronic 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: The First 100 Million Years 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 'This man is a national treasure, and we should heed his every word.'

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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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