From internationally acclaimed scientist Tim Flannery, captivating essays and articles on the wonders of the natural world
An Explorer's Notebook
978-0-8021-2297-1 • $18.00 • Paperback • Jan. 2015
“If you’re not already addicted to Tim Flannery’s writing, discover him now.” Jared Diamond
Best known today for The Weather Makers, his #1 international bestseller, Tim Flannery is one of the world’s most influential scientists, a foremost expert on climate change credited with discovering more species than Charles Darwin. But Flannery didn’t come to his knowledge overnight. With its selection of exhilarating essays and articles written over the past twenty-five years, An Explorer’s Notebook charts the evolution of a young scientist doing fieldwork in remote locations to the major thinker who has changed the way we understand global warming.
In over thirty pieces, Flannery writes about his journeys in the jungles of New Guinea and Indonesia and 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 world’s attitude toward climate change. An Explorer’s Notebook is classic Flannerywide-ranging, eye-opening science, conveyed with richly detailed storytelling.