Here on Earth
A Natural History of the PlanetBook - 2011
We stand at a crossroads, where comprehension of ourplace in nature--of our true abilities and of our history--is supremely important. We have formed a global civilizationof unprecedented might, driven forward by the powerof our minds--a civilization that is transforming our Earth. Weare masters of technology, and of comprehension, but it's whatwe believe that may, from now on, determine our fate.
Tim Flannery's first major book since the #1 bestselling TheWeather Makers charts the history of life on our planet. Hereon Earth, which draws its points of departure from Darwin andWallace, Lovelock and Dawkins, is an extraordinary explorationof evolution and sustainability. Our success as a species has haddisastrous effects on many of the Earth's ecosystems and couldlead to our downfall. But equally, Flannery argues, we are nowequipped as never before to explore our true relationship withthe planet on which our biological, economic and cultural futuresdepend. Here on Earth is not just a dazzling account of lifeon our planet. It will change the way you live.