Search Results: "Tim Flannery"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"How salutary it is to learn simply that such landscapes still exist! (16 pages color photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
Flannery (The Future Eaters, not reviewed), a mammologist at home in the field, reports on his researches in a distinctly remote patch of upcountry New Guinea, which is about as upcountry as you can get. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2006

"A powerful and persuasive book, sure to provoke strong reaction."
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 urgent call for action. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 6, 2012

"A breathtaking, informative tour of faraway lands."
From the tides of the South Pacific to the impossible peaks of jungle islands, one zoologist sets out to find the living riches of the planet. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF JOHN NICOL, MARINER by John Nicol
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"This memoir has seen two printings in Great Britain, one in 1822 and another in 1937, and it appears here now for the first time, the lucky find of treasure hunters who discovered a gem worth far more than its weight in gold doubloons."
The unaffected remembrances of an 18th-century mariner, eerie in their ability to make readers feel contiguous with the events, edited by Flannery (Throwim Way Leg, 1998, etc.). Read full book review >