Synopses & Reviews
Best known for his #1 international bestseller The Weather Makers, Tim Flannery is one of the worlds most influential scientists, a foremost expert on climate change credited with discovering more species than Charles Darwin. But Flannery didnt come to his knowledge overnight. With its selection of exhilarating essays and articles written over the past thirty years, An Explorers Notebook charts the evolution of a young scientist doing fieldwork in remote locations into the major thinker who has changed the way we think about global warming. In these thirty pieces, Flannery writes about his journeys in the jungles of New Guinea and Indonesia, about the extraordinary people he met and the species he discovered. He writes about matters as wide-ranging as love, insects, population, water, and the stresses we put on the environment. He shows us how we can better predict our future by understanding the profound history of life on Earth. And he chronicles the seismic shift in the worlds attitude toward climate change. An Explorers Notebook is classic Flannery—wide-ranging, eye-opening science, conveyed with richly detailed storytelling.
Praise for An Explorer's Notebook:
[Flannery] is a cultural landmark. . . . Long may he write. . . . Flannerys writerly art stirs the imagination to pay attention.”Australian
Richly detailed accounts of his work and life as an explorer.”Booklist
Highly readable. . . . In this book, Flannery offers readers insight into his extraordinary career. . . . Accessible, provocative and well worth investigating.”Kirkus Reviews
[Flannerys] reviews are a joy to read.”Publishers Weekly
Its . . . an ongoing pleasure to review Flannerys books. . . . Take away all the other things Flannery has done in his 19th-century-style crowded life and you still have one hell of a writer. . . . Theres a tone of undisguised wonder running through virtually all the pieces in this latest collection.”Open Letters Monthly
Praise for Tim Flannery:
If youre not already addicted to Tim Flannerys writing, discover him now.”Jared Diamond
"One of the world's greatest zoologists . . . who's probably discovered more new species than Darwin. He's a remarkable man."Redmond O'Hanlon
About the Author
Tim Flannery is a scientist, explorer, and conservationist. He has published more than 130 peer-reviewed scientific papers and many books including the international bestseller The Weather Makers>o?, which has been translated into more than 20 languages, Throwim' Way Leg, Here on Earth, and Among the Islands. He was named Australian of the Year in 2007, and from 2011 to 2013 he was head of the Australian Climate Change Commission.