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

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Penguin, 2012 - Earth - 316 pages
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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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User Review  - jacoombs - LibraryThing

When he sticks to the subject matter suggested by his subtitle he is quite good. A convincing and entertaining writer on our natural world but an agenda that leads him too far astray. Read full review

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User Review  - KateWa20 - LibraryThing

Attempt to pull back and make sense of the world and humanity's place in it. Compares approaches of Darwin, and Wallace. Instead of Dawkin's concept of the selfish gene, he focuses more on the positive and intricate cooperation within ecosystems. Read full review

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About the author (2012)

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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