Format:
Book
Author:
Flannery, Tim F. (Tim Fridtjof), 1956- author.
Title:
Europe : a natural history / Tim Flannery (with Luigi Boitani).
Edition:
First Grove Atlantic edition.
Publisher, Date:
New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, 2019.
©2018
Description:
357 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 24 cm
Summary:
"100 million years ago, 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... Tim Flannery 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 continent's flora and fauna...The story continues right up to the present, as Flannery describes Europe's leading role in wildlife restoration, and then looks ahead to ponder the continent's future."--from publisher's description.
Subjects:
Natural history -- Europe -- History.
Natural history.
NATURE / Ecology.
42.05 natural history.
Europe.
Europe.
Genre:
Nonfiction.
History.
Other Author:
Boitani, Luigi, author.
Notes:
"First published in Australia in 2018 by The Text Publishing Company"--title page verso.
Includes bibliographical references (pages [319]-346) and index.
Contents:
Introduction -- The tropical Archipelago: 100-34 million years ago -- Becoming continental: 34-2.6 million years ago -- Ice Age: 2.6 million-38,000 years ago -- Human Europe: 38,000 years ago to the future.
LCCN:
2018047048
ISBN:
9780802129161
0802129161
Other Number:
1056201993
System Availability:
1
Current Holds:
0
Control Number:
394184
Call Number:
508.4 Fla
Course Reserves:
0
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