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We stand at a crossroads, where comprehension of our place in nature—of our true abilities and of our history—is supremely important. We have formed a global civilisation of unprecedented might, driven forward by the power of our minds—a civilisation which is transforming our Earth. We are masters of technology, and of comprehension, but it's what we believe that may, from now on, determine our fate.
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.

Reviews

PRAISE FOR TIM FLANNERY AND THE WEATHER MAKERS

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'It would be hard to imagine a better or more important book.' Bill Bryson

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'Like Jared Diamond and Stephen Jay Gould, Tim Flannery has the ability to take complex ideas and—seemingly effortlessly—make them accessible.' Sydney Morning Herald

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'A pleasure to read, alive with Flannery's wonder and delight in the natural world.' Financial Times (UK)

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'Flannery's writerly art stirs the imagination to pay attention.' Australian Literary Review

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'At last, here is a clear and readable account of one of the most important but controversial issues facing everyone in the world today. If you are not already addicted to Tim Flannery's writing, discover him now.' Jared Diamond

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'Flannery…offers a flamboyant, Big Picture approach to understanding climate change … It is engagingly written and replete with eloquent analogies that make complex scientific ideas readily digestible.' Australian Book Review

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'This compelling account of climate change is inspired by the holistic worldview of Australia's Aborigines and James Lovelock's Gaia theory, and it provides an excellent summary of the state we're in'. Guardian (UK)

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Formats & editions

  • Trade Paperback

    9781921656668

    September 27, 2010

    Text (Adult)

    336 pages

    RRP $24.99

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  • Hardback

    9781921656873

    September 21, 2010

    Text (Adult)

    352 pages

    RRP $49.95

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    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
    • Booktopia
    • Boomerang Books
    • Collins Booksellers
    • Dymocks
    • Books Kinokuniya
    • The Nile
    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

Also by Tim Flannery

Life and Adventures: Text Classics
Sunlight and Seaweed: An Argument for How to Feed, Power and Clean Up the World
Atmosphere of Hope: Searching for Solutions to the Climate Crisis
The Explorers: Text Classics
After the Future: Australia's New Extinction Crisis: Quarterly Essay 48
Among the Islands: Adventures in the Pacific
Now or Never
The Weather Makers
Now or Never: A Sustainable Future for Australia? Quarterly Essay 31
An Explorer's Notebook
Where Is Here? 350 Years Of Exploring Australia
We Are The Weather Makers
Country
The Birth Of Melbourne
Astonishing Animals
Sailing Alone Around The World
The Eternal Frontier: an Ecological History of North America & Its Peoplles
Beautiful Lies: Population & Environment in Australia: Quarterly Essay 9
Terra Australis: Matthew Flinders' Great Adventures in the Circumnavigattion of Australia
The Birth Of Sydney
Throwim Way Leg: An Adventure