visión de conjunto:Críticas Praise for Europe: A Natural History: Flannery pulls back the curtain on Europe's past environments while also giving a glimpse of its possible future in this marvelous work...[he] shares a plethora of surprising facts...[Europe] should attract any reader interested in the past and future of the natural world.--Publishers Weekly (starred review) A fascinating geological and natural history of Europe from its origins as a tropical arc of islands to the present as the world faces the challenges of rapidly rising temperatures. . . An illuminating natural history and warning for the future. -Kirkus Reviews Bold and brilliant... Flannery looks far forwards as well as back to see how pre-prehistory might inform tomorrow -Irish Times Tim Flannery's natural history takes us from the dinosaurs' demise 66 million years ago to today...A rich illuminating journey. -Nature Praise for Tim Flannery: Tim Flannery is the real thing: a man with a gift for lucid exposition who can really make his subject come alive. -Literary Review Thoughtful candid and--yes--ultimately upbeat Atmosphere of Hope could not be more timely. It is just the book the world needs right now. --Elizabeth Kolbert on Atmosphere of Hope An authoritative scientifically accurate book on global warming that sparkles with life clarity and intelligence...The secret...seems to be confident knowledge joined to a storyteller's gifts and a writer's determination to get it just right-a rare combination and a powerful one. -The Washington Post on The Weather Makers Flannery...is without question an extraordinary scientist... A passionate explication of human influence on climate change and a call to action... Spellbinding... A tour de force. -Bill Chameides Science Magazine on The Weather Makers Tim Flannery's book will forever change your perspective on the North American continent...Flannery guides us on a sweeping odyssey through time in which he synthesizes vast amounts of information from geology paleontology and human history... A penetrating introspective account of the role we humans are playing on the evolutionary stage... Exhilarating. -The New York Review of Books on The Eternal Frontier [Flannery] has a particular talent for assembling and presenting the strands of his engaging narrative. He effectively weaves together descriptions of moving continents shifting climates and changing flora and fauna. - Science on The Eternal Frontier Reseña del editor From internationally bestselling author and celebrated scientist Tim Flannery a history of Europe unlike any before: an ecological account of the land itself and the forces shaping life on it.In Europe: A Natural History world-renowned scientist explorer and conservationist Tim Flannery applies the eloquent interdisciplinary approach he used in his ecological histories of Australia and North America to the story of Europe. He begins 100 million years ago when the continents of Asia North America and Africa interacted to create an island archipelago that would later become the Europe we know today. It was on these ancient tropical lands that the first distinctly European organisms evolved. Flannery teaches us about Europes midwife toad which has endured since the continents beginning while elephants crocodiles and giant sharks have come and gone. He explores the monumental changes wrought by the devastating comet strike and shows how rapid atmospheric shifts transformed the European archipelago into a single landmass during the Eocene.As the story moves through millions of years of evolutionary history Flannery eventually turns to our own species describing the immense impact humans had on the continents flora and faunawithin 30000 years of our arrival in Europe the woolly rhino the cave bear and the giant elk among others would disappear completely. The story continues right up to the present as Flannery describes Europes leading role in wildlife restoration and then looks ahead to ponder the continents future: with advancements in gene editing technology European scientists are working to recreate some of the continents lost creatures such as the great ox of Europes primeval forests and even the woolly mammoth.Written with Flannerys characteristic combination of elegant prose and scientific expertise Europe: A Natural History narrates the dramatic natural history and dynamic evolution of one of the most influential places on Earth. Biografía del autor Tim Flannery is a scientist explorer and conservationist. He has published more than 130 scientific papers and several books including the #1 international bestseller The Weather Makers Throwim Way Leg Here on Earth and Among the Islands. He was named Australian of the Year in 2007 and from 2001 to 2013 he was Australias Climate Commissioner.