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  • Tim Flannery: Europe - A Natural History
  • Tim Flannery: Europe - A Natural History

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In conversation with Tim Flannery

Europe: A Natural History

Presented by Brisbane Powerhouse

Join us as ABC Radio National’s Paul Barclay sits down with mammalogist, palaeontologist and environmentalist Tim Flannery to discuss his new book, Europe – A Natural History.

Australia’s leading conservationist, explorer and global warming activist, Tim Flannery has written over 20 books and was awarded Australian of the Year in 2007. He now takes a close look at the natural history of Europe.

Written in Flannery’s trademark accessible and engaging style, Europe: A Natural History is full of surprises. It is where the first coral reefs formed. It was once home to some of the world’s largest elephants. And it played a vital role in the evolution of our own species.

When the first modern humans arrived in Europe 40,000 years ago, they began to exert an astonishing influence on the continent’s flora and fauna, and now, Europeans lead the way in wildlife restoration. This enthralling ecological history is more than the story of Europe and the Europeans, it will change our understanding of life itself.

Tim Flannery will be signing books following the event. Riverbend Books will be selling books on the night.

Writers+Ideas is supported by O’Neill Architecture

Reviews

This man is a national treasure, and we should heed his every word.

Sunday Telegraph

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

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Tim Flannery:

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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