Search Results: "Tim Flannery"


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TIM by Sam Enthoven
FANTASY
Released: March 1, 2008

"This may be entertaining for some, but the book could have used some judicious editing and another draft before publication. (Science fiction. 12-15)"
London is in big trouble, and only something really, really big can save the city. Read full book review >

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FLANNERY by Lisa Moore
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 10, 2016

"Smart, bold, heartbreaking—sophisticated teen readers will be wowed. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A young woman struggles with her unconventional mom, her best friend's cold shoulder, and a fierce crush in this novel for teens set in Newfoundland. Read full book review >

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FLANNERY by Brad Gooch
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 25, 2009

"Unlike its subject, respectably tame."
Taut biography of the iconic Southern short-story writer and novelist. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2001

"Natural history par excellence."
A sweeping natural history of North America from its birth as a self-contained continent in the Cretaceous era to its current precarious status as an ecological superpower. Read full book review >

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HERE ON EARTH by Tim Flannery
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: April 14, 2011

"However, once it's up and running, it's an engaging, irresistible work of multimedia pop science."
Of melting ice caps, famines and inadvertent terraforming: Australian scientist Flannery charts the effects of the "human superorganism" on Earth at a critical juncture. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 5, 2011

"A lyrical, informed investigation into the human as ecological agent, and a provocation to act responsibly."
Flannery (Environmental Sustainability/Macquarie Univ.; Chasing Kangaroos, 2008, etc.) scrutinizes humankind's relationship to Earth and manages to find optimism at this critical, crossroads moment. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2007

"Quite exhaustive, fired by a boundless exuberance that leaps off the page."
Australian scientist/conservationist/explorer Flannery (The Weather Makers, 2006, etc.) tells the remarkable story of underappreciated marsupials thriving Down Under. Read full book review >

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THE EXPLORERS by Tim Flannery
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"A careful work of history, useful to students of colonization and exploration generally—and of Australian studies particularly."
Historical documents, intelligently selected, on the exploration of Australia. Read full book review >

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TERRIBLE TIM by Katie Haworth
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 5, 2016

"The mess is good fun, but the story is a bit bland next to the more emotionally intense likes of No, David! and Dinosaur vs. Bedtime. (Picture book. 3-6)"
No need to set off in search of Wild Things when little Tim's in the vicinity. Read full book review >

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THE MYSTERY OF THE VENUS ISLAND FETISH by Tim Flannery
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"The detection is nominal, and the mystery takes a back seat to the comic bedlam that reigns throughout. But readers who have never before encountered sentences like 'He knew he must get his foreskin back' will cheer Archie's debut and hope for more."
This first novel from Australian science writer Flannery (Atmosphere of Hope, 2015, etc.) travels back in time to 1932-1933—and back in cultural mores a lot further—when intrigue swirls around an aboriginal mask enshrined in the Sydney Museum. Read full book review >

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ATMOSPHERE OF HOPE by Tim Flannery
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"A sharp summary of energy potentialities, where the good and the bad reside in human hands, hearts, and minds."
Flannery (An Explorer's Notebook: Essays on Life, History, and Climate, 2014, etc.) argues for renewed optimism in human capabilities to reverse the destabilizing effects of climate change.Read full book review >

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AN EXPLORER'S NOTEBOOK by Tim Flannery
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Accessible, provocative and well worth investigating."
An eminent Australian scientist and environmentalist's collection of 33 highly readable essays and book reviews published between 1985 and 2012. Read full book review >