An Explorer's Notebook,

An Explorer's Notebook,

Essays on Life, History & Climate

by Tim Flannery

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 04/08/2008

RRP  $24.95 $21.13
We were flying over a landscape that looked primeval. Way below there were pyramid-shaped peaks covered in tropical forest... Going into the forests of Papua New Guinea today is like taking a trip back in time to Australia 15 million years ago. Then, even in the central desert, there were permanent rivers and lakes surrounded by tropical vegetation. Dolphins and crocodiles lived in the waters, flamingos fed in the shallows of the shores and opossums and other arboreal animals inhabited the forests of the area. An Explorer's Notebook is a fascinating and exhilarating selection of Tim Flannery's essays and articles written over two decades. In them we see his evolution from the young scientist conducting field work in remote locations to the influential commentator on climate change. His bestselling book The Weather Makers has inspired readers around the world. Flannery celebrates the wonders of the natural world. He describes his journeys into the jungles of New Guinea and Irian Jaya, the people he met and the species he discovered. He writes about matters as wide-ranging as love, insects, population, water and land management. And he shows us how we can better predict our future by understanding the profound history of life on Earth.
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Tim Flannery

Tim Flannery has published over thirty books including the award-winning The Future Eaters, The Weather Makers and Here on Earth and the novel The Mystery of the Venus Island Fetish.

In 2005 he was named Australian Humanist of the Year and in 2007 Australian of the Year. In 2007 he co-founded and was appointed Chair of the Copenhagen Climate Council.

In 2011 he became Australia's Chief Climate Commissioner, and in 2013 he founded the Australian Climate Council. His previous book is Atmosphere of Hope- Searching for Solutions to the Climate Crisis.

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