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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (56 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tim Flannery Narrator: Tim Flannery Publisher: Penguin UK Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2011 ISBN: 9780141971698
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The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Here on Earth: A New Beginning, the revolutionary and inspiring new book from one of the world's most visionary thinkers, read by Tim Flannery himself. Tim Flannery is here to offer us a change of perspective. And he is here to inspire us. He invites us to consider again our place on earth, what it really means to be alive. Here on Earth is a revolutionary dual biography of the planet and of our species. Flannery reimagines the history of earth, from its earliest origins as a chaotic ball of elemental gases to the teeming landscape we currently call home. It is a remarkable story. How did life first emerge here? What forces have shaped it? Why did humans come to dominate? And when did we start to have an impact? More importantly, how has this changed us as a species? The awesome hand of nature has never been better portrayed than in this book. Nor, remarkably, the transformative power of ideas. From the most intense competition for survival, cooperation has emerged. The challenge we now face is to sustain our fragile hold on life. Our fate is in our own hands. But first we have to realise who we are.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chuck | 9/6/2013

    " Very informative and interesting take on the evolution and natural history of our planet. For those of you who really believe and want to understand more how and why humans are affecting our environment, this is a most read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 2/27/2013

    " Anyone at all that's interested in the future of the Earth should read this book. The author presents some amazing facts and backs them up with numbers. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kalin Schoephoerster | 2/5/2013

    " Tim Flannery writes about science in an intelligent yet understandable way. Here on Earth brings to light the way the world works, the state it is in, and our hope for saving it. It could also be described as the life and evolution of the Gaia system. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mohdalshawan alshawan | 10/26/2012

    " its gives a a great explanation of our future on earth "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jonathan Chester | 3/10/2012

    " Excellent ..One of the most original thinkers on global warming and climate change .. and an Aussie to boot. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anna | 1/14/2012

    " Every single man, woman, and child on Earth should read this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anna | 5/1/2011

    " Every single man, woman, and child on Earth should read this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erika | 4/11/2011

    " The book is an extended and impassioned essay about human impacts on the planet, which draws on a wide variety of scientific literature, interwoven with Flannery's personal opinions and interpretations. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Madeleine | 3/31/2011

    " I always enjoy reading Tim Flannery "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jonathan | 1/25/2011

    " Excellent ..One of the most original thinkers on global warming and climate change .. and an Aussie to boot. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ray | 1/12/2011

    " Really enjoyed this book. Sober presentation of the challenges ahead and th erole of humankind. "

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About the Author
Author Tim Flannery

Tim Flannery is one of the most celebrated scientists of our time. He is the bestselling author or coauthor of several books, including The Weather Makers, The Eternal Frontier, and Chasing Kangaroos, and a professor at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. He is chairman of the Copenhagen Climate Council and a judge for Richard Branson’s Virgin Earth Challenge, and he was named Australian of the Year in 2007.