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Europe: A Natural History
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A surprising and absorbing new work of scientific, historical and environmental investigation from one of Australia's most brilliant minds

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Tim Flannery is a paleontologist, explorer and conservationist. He is a leading writer on climate change and the 2007 Australian of the Year. His books include the award-winning international bestseller The Weather Makers, The Future Eaters, Here on Earth and Atmosphere of Hope. He is currently chief councillor of the Climate Council.

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'This man is a national treasure, and we should heed his every word.' * Sunday Telegraph *
'Accessible and engaging..An enlightening and uplifting view of the future.' * Readings on Sunlight & Seaweed *
'This new book is among [Flannery's] best...Wonderfully thought provoking...Well informed and sobering.' * Australian on Sunlight & Seaweed *
'A small book full of big ideas...This book doesn't just wow the reader with nifty ideas; Flannery explains how they actually work, with his signature fluency and clarity.' * Australian Book Review on Sunlight & Seaweed *
'This excellent book kept making me smile from sheer pleasure at what I was learning and how astonishing life on earth really is...If there's a better way to learn about the last 100 million years on earth, I haven't found one.' * Great Escape Books *
'[Flannery] is a master storyteller, with an eye for the revealing detail.' * Australian Book Review *
'Fluent and funny.' * North & South *
'A masterclass in science writing.' * New Zealand Listener (Best Books of 2018) *
'A magisterial and very readable scholarly book that will feed your dreaming self all through the winter.' -- Theo Drogan * Irish Times, Best Books of 2018 *
'An exciting book, full of wonder, affection and hope.' * Sunday Times *
'Australian writer Tim Flannery is a man of dazzling talents: scientist, climate change activist, academic, explorer. In his latest book, Europe, he also turns time-traveller, invoking HG Wells' fictional invention as he first sets the dials to whizz back 100 million years, before the continent had begun to emerge as a separate entity.' * NZ Noted *
'Tim Flannery is a masterly narrator. He describes the development of flora, fauna, landscape and climate, of assassin snails and plesiosaurs right up to the appearance of homo sapiens so vividly that you become an eye witness...the further you read, this nonfiction book becomes a novel. It's a wonderful natural history of Europe and of the region on our planet that would become Europe.' * Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung *

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