The Weather Makers

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HarperCollins Publishers Limited, Dec 19, 2006 - Climatic changes - 356 pages
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Climate change is real, and it will affect all of us. From desertification to rising ocean levels, from killer storms to wildlife extinction, we're already seeing the effects of human activity on the most sensitive part of the global ecosystem. In this extraordinary book, Tim Flannery not only describes the problem of global warming and climate change, he suggests in detail how the world can act to solve it.

More than just a #1 bestseller across Canada, The Weather Makers is an international publishing phenomenon that has won praise from critics, scientists and world leaders, including British Prime Minister Tony Blair and Australian Prime Minister John Howard. Flannery's clear explanations and practical suggestions bring an issue of monumental scope and importance down to the individual level, making us aware of how everyday activities contribute to climate change and what we can do, personally and collectively, to work against this urgent crisis.

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THE WEATHER MAKERS: The History and Future Impact of Climate Change

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An authoritative yet accessible presentation of the scientific evidence that climate change is happening; a clear delineation of what global warming has done and could do to life on our planet; and an ... Read full review


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TIM FLANNERY is a writer, scientist and explorer. He has written many award-winning books, including The Weather Makers , an international bestseller that reached #1 in Canada, and its adaptation for young adult readers, We Are the Weather Makers . He is the National Geographic Society's Australasian representative and a director of the Australian Wildlife Conservancy. In January 2007, he was named Australian of the Year. Visit him online at .

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