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

Author: Tim F Flannery
Publisher: New York : Grove Press, [2002]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Grove Press edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tim F Flannery
ISBN: 0802139434 9780802139436
OCLC Number: 49493059
Notes: "First published in 1994 by Reed Books Australia."
Description: 423 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Pt. I. Infinity Before Man. New lands --
Australia in Gondwana --
Land of geckos, land of flowers --
Land of sound and fury --
Meganesian enterprises --
Splendid isolation --
Sweet are the uses of adversity --
Diversity enigma --
Desert sea --
mystery of the Meganesian meat-eaters --
Bestiary of gentle giants --
Lost marsupial giants of New Guinea. / Pt. II. Arrival of the Future Eaters. What a piece of work is a man --
Gloriously deceitful, and a virgin --
Peopling the lost islands of Tasmantis --
Great megafauna extinction debate --
Making the savage beast --
There ain't no more moa in old Aotearoa --
Lost in the mists of time --
Time dwarfs --
Sons of Prometheus --
Who killed Kirlilpi? --
When thou hast enough, remember the time of hunger --
Alone on the southern islands, weirds broke them --
So varied in detail- so similar in outline --
Few fertile valleys. / Pt. III. Last Wave: Arrival of the Europeans. Backwater country --
As if we had been old friends --
Diverse experiences --
Like plantations in a gentleman's park --
Unbounded optimism --
Riding the red steer- fire and biodiversity conservation in Australia --
Adapting culture to biological reality.
Responsibility: Tim Flannery.
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