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Author Flannery, Tim F. (Tim Fridtjof), 1956- author

Title Here on earth : an argument for hope / Tim Flannery
Edition First edition
Published Melbourne : The Text Publishing, 2010
Melbourne, Victoria : Text Publishing, 2010


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Description xviii, 316 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly colour), colour map, portraits (some colour) ; 24 cm
regular print
Contents Section 1. Chapter 1. Evolution's Motive Force.--Chapter 2. Of Genes, Mnemes Destruction.--Chapter 3. Evolution's Legacy.--Chapter 4. A Fresh Look at Earth.--Chapter 5. Commonwealth of Virtue.--Section 2.--Chapter 6. Man the Disrupter.--Chapter 7. New Worlds.--Chapter 8. Biophilia.--Section 3.--Chapter 9. Superorganisms.--Chapter 10. Superorganismic Glue.--Chapter 11. Ascent of the Ultimate Superorganism.--Srction 4. Chapter 12. War Against Nature.--Chapter 13. Gaia-Killers.--Chapter 14. The Eleventh Hour?.--Chapter 15. Undoing the Work of Ages.--Section 5. Our Present State.--Chapter 16. The Stars of Heaven.--Chapter 17. Discounting the Future.--Chapter 18. Greed and the Market.--Chapter 19. Of War and Inequality.--Chapter 20. A New Tool Kit.--Chapter 21. Governance.--Chapter 22. Restroing the Life-Force.--Section 6. An Intelligent Earth?.--Chapter 23. What Lies on the Other Side?
Summary We stand at a crossroads, where comprehension of our place in nature of our true abilities and of our history is supremely important. We have formed a global civilisation of unprecedented might, driven forward by the power of our minds - a civilisation which is transforming our Earth
Analysis Climate and civilization
Climatic change
Human beings - Effect of climate on
Human beings - Effect of environment on
Human ecology
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [285]-298) and index
Audience General
Subject Climate and civilization.
Environmental ethics.
Human beings -- Effect of climate on.
Human beings -- Effect of environment on.
Human ecology.
Nature -- Effect of human beings on.
Author Flannery, Tim F. (Tim Fridtjof), 1956-
ISBN 9781921656668 (paperback)
9781921656873 (hbk.)
Other Titles Here on earth : a sustainable future