Life: Selected Writings
Tim Flannery is one of the world’s great thinkers, environmental scientists and writers. Sir David Attenborough once described him as being ‘in the league of the all-time great explorers like Dr David Livingstone.’
This definitive collection of his work brings together thirty years of essays, speeches and occasional writing on palaeontology, mammology, environmental science and history, including the science of climate change and the challenges and opportunities we face in addressing this issue, so critical for all of us.
Tim Flannery is a paleontologist, explorer and conservationist, a leading writer on climate change, and the 2007 Australian of the Year. His books include the award-winning international bestseller The Weather Makers, Here on Earth and Atmosphere of Hope. He is currently chief councillor of the Climate Council.
‘This man is a national treasure, and we should heed his every word.’ Sunday Telegraph
‘Flannery is a writer who sneezes at political correctness and charges into the densely land-mined territory of the biological determinants of human behaviour.’ Washington Post
‘Flannery synthesises a vast range of scientific studies and a decent selection of historical and cultural writings, leavening those with his own forceful ideas.’ New York Times Book Review