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Here on Earth by Tim Flannery.. Okay, the seven billionth of our tribe is going to be born somewhere on the planet this week (rounding up or down a bit), so maybe we should kick the tires on this ol' Earth. Flannery’s the man for the job.

Joel Gardner, LitSnap Editor

"It's time to stop extrapolating along neodarwinian lines, explaining away the world as one long punch-up, albeit dressed up as molecular biology and made respectable by big business. For as the Australian zoologist, ecologist and environmental activist Tim Flannery points out in his excellent Here on Earth, there is a quite different way of looking at life and the interactions between living creatures, just as plausible and just as valid."

The Independent

"Now, in his fascinating, sometimes exasperating but ultimately valuable new book, Here on Earth: A Natural History of the Planet, Flannery moves to the widest possible view, swinging between a loving invocation of our home planet and its astonishing cloak of living things and a blistering portrayal of modern Homo sapiens as fuel- and chemical-addicted ‘Gaia-killers.’ Our self-centered resource binge, he writes, is exacting irreparable damage to Earth’s biological patrimony, ‘undoing the work of ages.’."

The New York Times

Author bio: Tim Flannery is one of Australia's leading thinkers and writers. An internationally acclaimed scientist, explorer and conservationist, Tim's books include the definitive ecological histories of Australia (The Future Eaters) and North America (The Eternal Frontier). He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed papers More information can be found here:

Book Details: General Nonfiction; (288 pp. Evolutionating: Kindle/Audiobook/Print editions)

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