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The future eaters : an ecological history of the Australasian lands and people

Author: Tim F Flannery
Publisher: Chatswood, N.S.W. : Reed, 1998, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Since the first adventurer left the great Afro-Asian homeland to travel down the long chain of islands to Australasia, human beings have consumed resources they would need for their own future. The Future Eaters examines this trait.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tim F Flannery
ISBN: 0730104877 9780730104872 0730104222 9780730104223 9781876334215 1876334215
OCLC Number: 223287752
Description: 423 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Pt. 1. An Infinity Before Man --
1. The New Lands --
2. Australia in Gondwana --
3. Land of Geckos, Land of Flowers --
4. Land of Sound and Fury --
5. Meganesian Enterprises --
6. Splendid Isolation --
7. Sweet are the Uses of Adversity --
8. The Diversity Enigma --
9. The Desert Sea --
10. Mystery of the Meganesian Meat-Eaters --
11. A Bestiary of Gentle Giants --
12. Lost Marsupial Giants of New Guinea --
Pt. 2. Arrival of the Future Eaters --
13. What a Piece of Work is a Man --
14. Gloriously Deceitful, and a Virgin --
15. Peopling the Lost Islands of Tasmantis --
16. The Great Megafauna Extinction Debate --
17. Making the Savage Beast --
18. There Ain't No More Moa in Ola Aotearoa --
19. Lost in the Mists of Time --
20. Time Dwarfs --
21. Sons of Prometheus --
22. Who Killed Kirlilpi? --
23. When Thou Hast Enough, Remember the Time of Hunger --
24. Alone on the Southern Isles, Weirds Broke Them --
25. So Varied in Detail --
So Similar in Outline --
26. A Few Fertile Valleys --
Pt. 3. The Last Wave: Arrival of the Europeans --
27. The Backwater Country --
28. As If We Had Been Old Friends --
29. Diverse Experiences --
30. Like Plantations in a Gentleman's Park --
31. Unbounded Optimism --
32. Riding the Red Steer: Fire and Biodiversity Conservation in Australia --
33. Adapting Culture to Biological Reality.
Responsibility: Timothy Fridtjof Flannery.

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Since the first adventurer left the great Afro-Asian homeland to travel down the long chain of islands to Australasia, human beings have consumed resources they would need for their own future. The Future Eaters examines this trait.

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