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Weird, Wild, Amazing! - Exploring the Incredible World of Animals (Hardcover): Tim Flannery Weird, Wild, Amazing! - Exploring the Incredible World of Animals (Hardcover)
Tim Flannery; Illustrated by Sam Caldwell
R445 R373 Discovery Miles 3 730 Save R72 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Tim Flannery has the answers. Introducing some of the most spectacular and unusual creatures on Earth, from water to sky and the forests and deserts in between, he offers in-depth and often bizarre facts about extraordinary animals that live in each habitat. Flannery ties concepts of climate change, evolution, conservation, and taxonomy to each animal's profile, firmly connecting the animal and its environment while sparking wonder at its role in the natural world. Did you know that lions once roamed North America, or that albatrosses sleep-fly? Have you ever heard a piranha bark, or wondered how the sloth got its name? Packed with vibrant illustrations and guided by real-life anecdotes from one of our greatest science communicators, Weird, Wild, Amazing! teaches readers to cherish and delight in our planet's ecosystems with Tim Flannery's signature mix of humor and wisdom.

Explore Your World: Weird, Wild, Amazing! - Explore Your World #1 (Hardcover): Tim Flannery Explore Your World: Weird, Wild, Amazing! - Explore Your World #1 (Hardcover)
Tim Flannery; Illustrated by Sam Caldwell 1
R538 R444 Discovery Miles 4 440 Save R94 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Lonely Planet Best of Australia (Paperback, 3rd edition): Lonely Planet, Anthony Ham, Andrew Bain, Fleur Bainger, Dr Michael... Lonely Planet Best of Australia (Paperback, 3rd edition)
Lonely Planet, Anthony Ham, Andrew Bain, Fleur Bainger, Dr Michael Cathcart, … 1
R446 R364 Discovery Miles 3 640 Save R82 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Lonely Planet: The world's number one travel guide publisher* Lonely Planet's Best of Australia is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Explore magnificent Sydney Harbour, see the Great Barrier Reef and watch the sunset at Uluru - all with your trusted travel companion. Discover the best of Australia and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet's Best of Australia: Full-colour images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sightseeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, art, food, wine, sports, landscapes, wildlife Free, convenient pull-out map (included in print version), plus easy-to-use colour maps to help you navi(more...)

Europe - The First 100 Million Years (Paperback): Tim Flannery Europe - The First 100 Million Years (Paperback)
Tim Flannery 1
R331 R231 Discovery Miles 2 310 Save R100 (30%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

'Vivid, thrilling, a delight ... Tim Flannery is a palaeontologist and ecologist of global standing, and this is a compelling and authoritative narrative of the evolution of Europe's flora and fauna, from the formation of the continent to its near future ... an exciting book, full of wonder' James McConnachie, Sunday Times A place of exceptional diversity, rapid change, and high energy, Europe has literally been at the crossroads of the world ever since the interaction of Asia, North America and Africa formed the tropical island archipelago that would become the continent of today. In this unprecedented evolutionary history, Tim Flannery shows how for the past 100 million years Europe has absorbed wave after wave of immigrant species; taking them in, transforming them, and sometimes hybridising them. Flannery reveals how, in addition to playing a vital role in the evolution of our own species, Europe was once the site of the formation of the first coral reefs, the home of some of the world's largest elephants, and now has more wolves than North America. This groundbreaking book charts the history of the land itself and the forces shaping life on it - including modern humans - to create a portrait of a continent that continues to exert a huge influence on the world today.

Atmosphere of Hope - Solutions to the Climate Crisis (Paperback): Tim Flannery Atmosphere of Hope - Solutions to the Climate Crisis (Paperback)
Tim Flannery 1
R216 Discovery Miles 2 160 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A timely intervention on climate change from the author of the hugely influential The Weather Makers. The tools required to avoid a climate disaster already exist. Between emissions cuts and emerging technologies, we can do it. Here Professor Tim Flannery introduces us to the innovative new solutions being developed around the world, which work with the Earth's systems to combat climate change - and could safeguard our future. 'An important voice in the debate on global warming' Josh Glancy, Sunday Times 'Balances the difficult business of raising alarm about the dangers ahead with proposals for the types of action we need to take now to head off catastrophe tomorrow' Robin McKie, Guardian 'If you're not already addicted to Tim Flannery's writing, discover him now' Jared Diamond '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, author of The Sixth Extinction

We Are the Weather Makers - The History of Climate Change (Paperback): Tim Flannery We Are the Weather Makers - The History of Climate Change (Paperback)
Tim Flannery; Adapted by Sall M Walker
R282 R266 Discovery Miles 2 660 Save R16 (6%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Now in paperback! Every young person who cares about preserving the planet needs to know what's inside this book--and follow the authors' call to action.
First published for an adult readership, THE WEATHER MAKERS got kudos for its solid science and powerful message. Now this accessible edition speaks directly to young adults, offering a clear look at the history of climate change, how matters will unfold over the next century, and what we can do to prevent a cataclysmic future. Newly featured are twenty-five practical tips for living a greener lifestyle--at home, in school, in the community, and ultimately, on Earth.

After the Future: Australia's New Extinction Crisis: Quarterly Essay 48 (Paperback, 48th edition): Tim Flannery After the Future: Australia's New Extinction Crisis: Quarterly Essay 48 (Paperback, 48th edition)
Tim Flannery
R415 Discovery Miles 4 150 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Australia is home to many animals and plants found nowhere else on earth, making Australians caretakers of a unique heritage in a land that tolerates few mistakes. Yet, in After the Future, Tim Flannery shows that this country is now on the brink of a new wave of extinctions, which threatens to leave our national parks as 'marsupial ghost towns.' Why are species becoming extinct despite the tens of millions of dollars being spent to protect nature? And what more should be done? In this passionate and illuminating essay, Flannery tells the story of the human impact on the continent. He revisits his Future Eaters hypothesis, discussing how firestick farming helped to shape the ecology and preserve native fauna. He looks at the way recent governments, in tandem with an indifferent populace and a rabid libertarian right, have let environmental knowledge and commitments erode. Finally, he describes new approaches to wildlife conservation and argues that Australia must take to lead on these. This is an essay that rings the alarm on behalf of the natural world, and asks us to think again about protection of its irreplaceable riches. 'Such is the depth of public ignorance about Australia's extinction crisis that most people are unaware that it is occurring, while those who do know of it commonly believe that our national parks and reserves are safe places for threatened species. In fact the second extinction wave is now in full swing, and its' emptying our national parks and wildlife reserves as ruthlessly as other landscapes.' Tim Flannery, After the Future Quarterly Essay presents significant contribution to the general debate. Each issue contains a single essay written at a length of about 25,000 words. It aims to present the widest range of political, intellectual and cultural opinion

Atmosphere of Hope - Searching for Solutions to the Climate Crisis (Paperback): Tim Flannery Atmosphere of Hope - Searching for Solutions to the Climate Crisis (Paperback)
Tim Flannery
R326 R265 Discovery Miles 2 650 Save R61 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Leading scientist and climate writer Tim Flannery's #1 international bestseller, The Weather Makers, was one of the first books to break the topic of climate change out into the general conversation. In the ten years since, the facts of our changing climate have become widely accepted, but political leadership has not kept up. With Earth's climate system fast approaching a crisis, Flannery argues that we need to act now. Atmospheric CO2 levels are increasing faster than at any other time in the entire recorded history of Earth. A glacier the size of Florida is sinking into the waters of Antarctica. And around the world, people are already living with the consequences of an altered climate, from demobilizing winters to deadly heatwaves. The response to the climate crisis has been divided. Technological optimists envision geoengineering our way out of trouble with schemes like injecting light-reflecting sulfur into the stratosphere, while pessimists believe that at this point, nothing can be done--humans will have to adapt. Flannery draws on the latest science to describe a third way forward, using strategies that enhance the Earth's own systems for carbon capture and storage--from large-scale seaweed farming to the production of carbon-negative cement. If we begin investing now, third-way technologies could capture one-quarter of current global emissions by 2050. In the meantime, governments must work together to break the link between prosperity and pollution and to continue to increase the reach of alternative energies. Written with urgency but also optimism, Atmosphere of Hope is a must-read for anyone interested in our global future.

The Explorers - Stories of Discovery and Adventure from the Australian Frontier (Paperback, 1st American ed): Tim Flannery The Explorers - Stories of Discovery and Adventure from the Australian Frontier (Paperback, 1st American ed)
Tim Flannery
R376 R309 Discovery Miles 3 090 Save R67 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A lively collection of extraordinary stories of adventure and discovery, The Explorers tells the epic saga of the conquest and settlement of Australia. Editor Tim Flannery selects sixty-seven accounts that convey the sense of wonder and discovery, along with the human dimensions of struggle and deprivation that occurred in the exploration of the last continent to be fully mapped by Europeans.

Beginning with the story of Dutch captain Willem Janz's 1606 expedition at Cape York -- the bloody outcome of which would sadly foreshadow future relations between colonists and Aboriginal peoples -- and running through Robyn Davidson's 1977 camelback ride through the desolate Outback deserts, The Explorers bristles with the enterprise that Flannery explains as "heroic, for nowhere else did explorers face such an obdurate country".

Here on Earth - A Twin Biography of the Planet and the Human Race (Paperback): Tim Flannery Here on Earth - A Twin Biography of the Planet and the Human Race (Paperback)
Tim Flannery 1
R230 R184 Discovery Miles 1 840 Save R46 (20%) Out of stock

What is our place on Earth? Are humans destined to become a footnote in history, or will we become stronger and wiser, and conquer our environmental problems? In this extraordinary story of our planet and our place upon it, Here on Earth discovers the remarkable source of all life and how it has developed into the wonder around us today. From ant-colonies to zinc mining, Tim Flannery takes us on a journey around the world and from the top of the food-chain to the very chemicals of which we are made, and explores how the fate of humanity is in our own hands.

Among the Islands - Adventures in the Pacific (MP3 format, CD): Tim Flannery Among the Islands - Adventures in the Pacific (MP3 format, CD)
Tim Flannery; Read by Noah Michael Levine
R294 R274 Discovery Miles 2 740 Save R20 (7%) Out of stock
Throwim Way Leg - Tree-Kangaroos, Possums, and Penis Gourds (MP3 format, CD): Tim Flannery Throwim Way Leg - Tree-Kangaroos, Possums, and Penis Gourds (MP3 format, CD)
Tim Flannery; Read by Paul Hodgson
R294 R274 Discovery Miles 2 740 Save R20 (7%) Out of stock
Here on Earth (MP3 format, CD): Tim Flannery Here on Earth (MP3 format, CD)
Tim Flannery; Read by Tim Flannery
R263 R197 Discovery Miles 1 970 Save R66 (25%) Out of stock
Atmosphere of Hope - Searching for Solutions to the Climate Crisis (MP3 format, CD): Tim Flannery Atmosphere of Hope - Searching for Solutions to the Climate Crisis (MP3 format, CD)
Tim Flannery; Read by Tim Flannery
R198 R184 Discovery Miles 1 840 Save R14 (7%) Out of stock
Faiseurs de Pluie. Comprendre Et PR'Server L''Quilibre Climatique(les) (Paperback): Tim Flannery Faiseurs de Pluie. Comprendre Et PR'Server L''Quilibre Climatique(les) (Paperback)
Tim Flannery
R512 R415 Discovery Miles 4 150 Save R97 (19%) Out of stock
Throwim Way Leg - Adventures in the Jungles of New Guinea (Paperback, New ed): Tim Flannery Throwim Way Leg - Adventures in the Jungles of New Guinea (Paperback, New ed)
Tim Flannery
R134 R108 Discovery Miles 1 080 Save R26 (19%) Out of stock
Here on Earth - An Argument for Hope (Standard format, CD): Tim Flannery Here on Earth - An Argument for Hope (Standard format, CD)
Tim Flannery; Read by Tim Flannery
R301 R281 Discovery Miles 2 810 Save R20 (7%) Out of stock
Terra Preta - How the World's Most Fertile Soil Can Help Reverse Climate Change and Reduce World Hunger (Paperback): Ute... Terra Preta - How the World's Most Fertile Soil Can Help Reverse Climate Change and Reduce World Hunger (Paperback)
Ute Scheub, Haiko Pieplow, Hanspeter Schmidt, Kathleen Draper; Foreword by Tim Flannery
R347 R283 Discovery Miles 2 830 Save R64 (18%) Out of stock

Terra preta is the Portuguese name of a type of soil which is thought to have almost miraculous properties. The newspapers are flooded with reports about "black gold," scientists believe that two of the greatest problems facing the world - climate change and the hunger crisis -- can be solved by it. The beauty of it is that everyone can do something about it because since 2005 the secret of producing this black soil has been revealed -- and it is a secret that seemed to have been lost forever with the downfall of the once thriving Indian culture of the Amazon basin. The recipe is astonishingly simple as all you need are kitchen or garden wastes, charcoal and earthworms, so it can be produced on every balcony or on the smallest of garden plots. The authors set off on a treasure hunt and condensed all the knowledge about the world's most fertile soil into a convenient guidebook. In addition to a sound instruction manual on producing terra preta and organic charcoal (biochar), the handbook covers fundamental principles from climate farming to closed-loop economy. It makes a passionate plea against synthetic fertilizers and genetic technology Published in Partnership with the David Suzuki Institute.

Among the Islands - Adventures in the Pacific (Paperback): Tim Flannery Among the Islands - Adventures in the Pacific (Paperback)
Tim Flannery
R347 R282 Discovery Miles 2 820 Save R65 (19%) Out of stock

Tim Flannery is one of the world's most influential scientists, credited with discovering more species than Darwin. In Among the Islands Flannery recounts a series of expeditions he made at the dawn of his career to the strange tropical islands of the South Pacific, a great arc stretching nearly 4,000 miles from the postcard perfection of Polynesia to some of the largest, highest, ancient, and most rugged islands on earth. Flannery was traveling in search of rare and undiscovered mammal species, but he found much more: wild, weird places where local taboos, foul weather, dense jungle, and sheer remoteness made for difficult and dramatic exploration. Among the Islands is full of fascinating creatures--monkey faced bats, giant rats, gazelle-faced black wallabies, and more--and the adventure of discovery. This is an idea read for anyone who has ever imagined voyaging to the ends of the earth to uncover and study the rare and the wonderful.

An Explorer's Notebook - Essays on Life, History, and Climate (Paperback): Tim Flannery An Explorer's Notebook - Essays on Life, History, and Climate (Paperback)
Tim Flannery
R335 R268 Discovery Miles 2 680 Save R67 (20%) Out of stock

Best known for his #1 international bestseller The Weather Makers, 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 thirty years, An Explorer's Notebook charts the evolution of a young scientist doing fieldwork in remote locations into the major thinker who has changed the way we think about global warming. In these thirty pieces, Flannery writes about his journeys in the jungles of New Guinea and Indonesia, 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 Flannery--wide-ranging, eye-opening science, conveyed with richly detailed storytelling.

The Weather Makers - How Man Is Changing The Climate And What It Means For Life On Earth (Paperback): Tim Flannery The Weather Makers - How Man Is Changing The Climate And What It Means For Life On Earth (Paperback)
Tim Flannery
R358 R295 Discovery Miles 2 950 Save R63 (18%) Out of stock

An international best seller embraced and endorsed by policy makers, scientists, writers and energy industry executives from around the world, Tim Flannery's The Weather Makers contributed in bringing the topic of global warming to national prominence. For the first time, a scientist provided an accessible and comprehensive account of the history, current status, and future impact of climate change, writing what has been acclaimed by reviewers everywhere as the definitive book on global warming. With one out of every five living things on this planet committed to extinction by the levels of greenhouse gases that will accumulate in the next few decades, we are reaching a global climatic tipping point. The Weather Makers is both an urgent warning and a call to arms, outlining the history of climate change, how it will unfold over the next century, and what we can do to prevent a cataclysmic future. Originally somewhat of a global warming skeptic, Tim Flannery spent several years researching the topic and offers a connect-the-dots approach for a reading public who has received patchy or misleading information on the subject. Pulling on his expertise as a scientist to discuss climate change from a historical perspective, Flannery also explains how climate change is interconnected across the planet.This edition includes an new afterword by the author.

Here on Earth - A Natural History of the Planet (Paperback): Tim Flannery Here on Earth - A Natural History of the Planet (Paperback)
Tim Flannery
R336 R276 Discovery Miles 2 760 Save R60 (18%) Out of stock

Credited with discovering more species than Darwin, praised for his ability to take complex ideas and--seemingly effortlessly-- make them accessible (Sydney Morning Herald), Tim Flannery is one of the world's most influential scientists, head of Australia's Climate Change Commission, and a best-selling author. In his newest book, Here on Earth--an immediate best seller in Australia--he has written a captivating and dramatic narrative about the origins of life and the history of our planet.
Beginning at the moment of creation with the Big Bang, Here on Earth explores the evolution of Earth from a galactic cloud of dust and gas to a planet with a metallic core and early signs of life within a billion years of being created. In a compelling narrative, Flannery describes the formation of the Earth's crust and atmosphere, as well as the transformation of the planet's oceans from toxic brews of metals (such as iron, copper, and lead) to life-sustaining bodies covering 70 percent of the planet's surface. Life, Flannery shows, first appeared in these oceans in the form of microscopic plants and bacteria, and these metals served as catalysts for the earliest biological processes known to exist.
From this starting point, Flannery tells the story of the evolution of our own species, exploring several early human species--from the diminutive creatures (the famed hobbits) who lives in Africa around two million years ago, to Homo erectus--before durning his attention to Homo sapiens, who first started leaving Africa some fifty thousand years ago. Drawing on Charles Darwin's and Alfred Russell Wallace's theories of evolution and Lovelock's Gaia hypothesis, Tim Flannery's Here on Earth is a dazzling account of life on our planet.
Also available:
The Eternal FrontierThrowim Way Leg
The Future EastersThe Weather Makers

How To Look at a Painting (Hardcover, 2): Tim Flannery, Justin Paton How To Look at a Painting (Hardcover, 2)
Tim Flannery, Justin Paton
R503 R462 Discovery Miles 4 620 Save R41 (8%) Out of stock

A multi-award winning journey through the hidden world of art - now available in a deluxe new hardback edition.Have you ever looked at a painting and just wondered what it all means? How can you distinguish 'good' from 'bad'? A great artist from a terrible one? Or even if it's art at all?To the average art aficionado, trying to make sense of all the various artistic movements, techniques, types and trends can be overwhelming. In this superb volume, acclaimed art writer Justin Paton takes us on a journey of artistic exploration through the centuries and across the painted world - from the luscious fruits of Caravaggio's Italy to the mysterious 'tombstones' of Japanese artist On Kawara.Whether you are a keen art collector, serious student or just visit the occasional gallery, "How to Look at a Painting" will open your eyes to things you never knew you missed!

Championship Blood - The 2014 World Series Champion San Francisco Giants (Hardcover): Brian Murphy Championship Blood - The 2014 World Series Champion San Francisco Giants (Hardcover)
Brian Murphy; Photographs by Brad Mangin; Foreword by Bruce Bochy; Afterword by Tim Flannery
R1,093 R976 Discovery Miles 9 760 Save R117 (11%) Out of stock

The San Francisco Giants won their third World Series in five years in 2014, and Championship Blood: The 2014 World Series Champion San Francisco Giants captures the season like no other book does. This large-format, jacketed, full-color photo book features the dynamic photographs of legendary Sports Illustrated photographer Brad Mangin. Paired with stories and essays by KNBR Sports Radio's Brian Murphy (of the "Murph and Mac" show), Championship Blood is sure to please anyone who considers themselves a San Francisco Giants fan and wants to remember the Giants' historic run in 2014.

Astonishing Animals - Extraordinary Creatures and the Fantastic Worlds They Inhabit (Hardcover, illustrated edition): Tim... Astonishing Animals - Extraordinary Creatures and the Fantastic Worlds They Inhabit (Hardcover, illustrated edition)
Tim Flannery; Illustrated by Peter Schouten
R671 R547 Discovery Miles 5 470 Save R124 (18%) Out of stock

Sumptuous birds of paradise, amazing soft shell turtles, frogs that look like tomatoes, and terrifying fish (including the deep-water angler fish from Finding Nemo) are just some of the extraordinary creatures that can be found in Tim Flannery and Peter Schouten's new book Astonishing Animals.
Superbly illustrated in lifelike full color paintings, Astonishing Animals details ninety of the world's most amazing animals from around the world. In this book you will find the Hairy Seadevil, the spectacular Sulawesi Naked Bat, and in the depths of the limestone caves in Slovenia, the Olm, a pink, four-legged, sightless salamander that lives for a hundred years. In fascinating vignettes, Flannery offers the true evolutionary tale of how each of these bizarre creatures came to look the way they do. Alongside each historical account is a stunning hand painted color reproduction (life-size in the original painting) by Schouten.
Filled with purple-faced apes, jagged toothed dolphins, antlered lizards, Astonishing Animals is a remarkable collection of the world's most incredible creatures and the stories behind their remarkable survival into a modern age.

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