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Book Title: The Eternal Frontier: An Ecological History of North America|
The author of the book: Tim Flannery
ISBN 13: 9780434008667
Edition: William Heinemann
Date of issue: 2001
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Award-winning author Tim Flannery begins his epic history of our continent with an asteroid explosion 65 million years ago and ends it with sensible prognostications about North America 1,000 years hence. Between those points, his 368-page narrative unfolds with the jaunty ease of a Charles Kuralt Sunday morning chat. Flannery, who is a museum director, knows how to spice up his exhibits: He explains how to kill (and preserve) a mastodon; why North America was settled so late (40,000 years after even Australia) and why all radiocarbon dates are wrong.
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Read information about the authorTim Flannery is one of Australia's leading thinkers and writers.
An internationally acclaimed scientist, explorer and conservationist, he has published more than 130 peer-reviewed scientific papers and many books. His books include the landmark works The Future Eaters and The Weather Makers, which has been translated into more than 20 languages and in 2006 won the NSW Premiers Literary Prizes for Best Critical Writing and Book of the Year.
He received a Centenary of Federation Medal for his services to Australian science and in 2002 delivered the Australia Day address. In 2005 he was named Australian Humanist of the Year, and in 2007 honoured as Australian of the Year.
He spent a year teaching at Harvard, and is a founding member of the Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists, a director of the Australian Wildlife Conservancy, and the National Geographic Society's representative in Australasia. He serves on the board of WWF International (London and Gland) and on the sustainability advisory councils of Siemens (Munich) and Tata Power (Mumbai).
In 2007 he co-founded and was appointed Chair of the Copenhagen Climate Council, a coalition of community, business, and political leaders who came together to confront climate change.
Tim Flannery is currently Professor of Science at Maquarie University, Sydney.