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An explorer's notebook / Tim Flannery. [Variant title:Explorer's notebook : essays on life, history and climate]
Melbourne : Text Publishing,
2008, c2007.
xi, 284 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
Previously published in 2007.
Bibliography: p. [282]-284.
"An Explorers Notebook is an exhilarating selection of Tim Flannerys essays and articles written over a period of twenty-five years. In them we see his evolution from the young scientist doing fieldwork in remote locations to the major thinker who has changed the way we all think about climate and the threat that global warming presents to our planet. Flannery writes about his journeys in the jungles of New Guinea and Irian Jaya, about the extraordinary people he met and the species he discovered. He writes about population, water and the stresses we have put on our environment. He writes about how we can try to predict our own future by learning about the profound history of life on Earth, and the threads that bind us all together as Australians. In An Explorer's Notebook Flannery, the Australian of the Year, also writes about the challenges which face us in dealing with the climate crisis that is now upon us. This book includes a new essay in which he updates his thinking since the publication of The Weather Makers in 2005."--Provided by publisher.
[Variant title:Alphabetical index to the fourth edition (2007) of the Harmonized commodity description and coding system and its explanatory notes.]
9781921351655 (pbk.) :;
Part I. In the Field: 1985-2002 -- Beginnings -- Australia's Oldest Marsupial? -- Journey to the Stars -- Prickled, Not Pricked -- Who Killed Kirlilpi? -- Emperor, King and Little Pig -- The Fall and Rise of Bulmer's Fruit Bat -- The Case of the Missing
Meat Eaters -- Irian Jaya's New Tree Kangaroo -- Men of the Forest -- Frenchmen Dreaming -- Sydney Gone Wrong? It's Werrong -- What Is Love? -- Australia: Overpopulated or Last Frontier? -- A Hostile Land -- The Day, the Land, the People -- Part II. On Other People's Words: 1999-2007 -- Wonders of a Lost World -- Glow in the Dark -- The Mneme-ing of Life -- Who Came First? -- The Lady or the Tiger? -- Flaming Creatures -- The Heart of the Country -- The Priest and the Hobbit -- When a Scorpion Meets a Scorpion -- What Is a Tree? -- Part III. Climate: 2006-2007 -- Lies about Power -- Australian of the Year 2007 -- Saving Water and Energy -- Tropical Forests -- A New Adventure -- Sources & Suggested Further Reading.
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