Here on Earth: A Twin Biography of the Planet and the Human Race

Here on Earth: A Twin Biography of the Planet and the Human Race


By (author) Tim Flannery

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  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 336 pages
  • Dimensions: 128mm x 194mm x 24mm | 259g
  • Publication date: 23 February 2012
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0241950732
  • ISBN 13: 9780241950739
  • Sales rank: 102,209

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What is our place on Earth? Are humans destined to become a footnote in history, or will we become stronger and wiser, and conquer our environmental problems? In this extraordinary story of our planet and our place upon it, "Here on Earth" discovers the remarkable source of all life and how it has developed into the wonder around us today. From ant-colonies to zinc mining, Tim Flannery takes us on a journey around the world and from the top of the food-chain to the very chemicals of which we are made, and explores how the fate of humanity is in our own hands.

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Author information

Tim Flannery is an internationally acclaimed scientist, explorer and conservationist, described by Sir David Attenborough as being 'in the league of the all-time great explorers like Dr David Livingstone'. His books include The Future Eaters, The Eternal Frontier, Throwim Way Leg, A Gap in Nature, Country and The Weather Makers ('one of the most influential books of the twentieth century' Guardian)

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A defiantly optimistic book ... beautifully written Scotsman Flannery is a wonderful writer, an original scientist, and a gifted populariser Guardian A triumph ... a well-written, persuasive and at times alarming venture into past, present and future ... deserves to be widely read Financial Times Flannery's writing never fails to please Observer