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Rarely has there been a time when the fate of every one of theearth’s inhabitants has been in peril. Such is our present age.
This generation of decision makers and consumers will, one wayor another, decide the future of the planet. What you see around you and whatyou are living in is a world that is being rapidly and irrevocably degraded byan invisible, odourless gas. It accumulates every time you drive your car, cooka meal or turn on a light. These are seemingly benign acts, but multiply thosemundane daily actions six billionfold and the accumulation of injury toour environment becomes frighteningly clear.
In this groundbreaking new book, already met with internationalacclaim, scientist Tim Flannery argues passionately for the need to address now theimplications of a global change that is damaging all life on earth andthreatening our very survival. This book is unimpeachable in its authority,deftly and accessibly written, and penetrating in its vision of what each of uscan do to avoid catastrophe. It is a global call to arms, laying out plainlywhat we know and what we can do to make a difference before it’s too late.
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"Like Jared Diamond and Stephen Jay Gould, Tim Flannery has the ability to take complex ideas and - seemingly effortlessly - make them accessible. This book captures your imagination through its extraordinary range of argument, its vivid imagery, its wealth of research, quick wit and richness of detail. It succeeds where equally worthy but more prosaic recent books have failed. You need to read it carefully, twice." -Sydney Morning Herald
"It would be hard to imagine a better more important book." - Bill Bryson
The finest account of the overwhelming science behind global warming. Flannery gives us a terrifying glimpse of the future." - Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.About the Author:
TIM FLANNERY is a writer, scientist and explorer. He has written many award-winning books, including The Weather Makers, an international bestseller that reached #1 in Canada, and its adaptation for young adult readers, We Are the Weather Makers. He is the National Geographic Society’s Australasian representative and a director of the Australian Wildlife Conservancy. In January 2007, he was named Australian of the Year. Visit him online at www.theweathermakers.org.
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Book Description HarperCollins, Toronto, 2006. hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 23cm, 357p. Bookseller Inventory # 17292
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Limited, Glasgow, United Kingdom, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Climatic Changes - Global Warming - Environmental Degradation. Illustrated. Bookseller Inventory # 19799
Book Description Atlantic Monthly Press, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0002007517