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Book
xi, 321 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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 25 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 think about global warming. In over 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. "Tim Flannery is in the league of all-time great explorers like Dr. David Livingstone."--Sir David Attenborough.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780802122315 20160618
Green Library

2. Among the islands [2011]

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246 p., [8] p. of plates : col. ill., maps ; 24 cm.
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 fats, 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.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780802120403 20160609
Green Library
Book
xviii, 316 p. ; 20 cm.
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.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780241950739 20160608
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
Book
xviii, 316 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 24 cm.
Green Library
Book
xv, 357 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 24 cm.
Sometime this century the day will arrive when the human influence on the climate will overwhelm all other natural factors. Over the past decade, the world has seen the most powerful El Niqo ever recorded, the most devastating hurricane in two hundred years, the hottest European summer on record, and one of the worst storm seasons ever experienced in Florida. 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. Along with a riveting history of climate change, Tim Flannery offers specific suggestions for action for both lawmakers and individuals, from investing in renewable power sources like wind, solar, and geothermal energy, to offering an action plan with steps each and every one of us can take right now to reduce deadly CO2 emissions by as much as 70 percent.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780871139351 20160527
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
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xv, 357 p., [4] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Sometime this century the day will arrive when the human influence on the climate will overwhelm all other natural factors. Over the past decade, the world has seen the most powerful El Niqo ever recorded, the most devastating hurricane in two hundred years, the hottest European summer on record, and one of the worst storm seasons ever experienced in Florida. 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. Along with a riveting history of climate change, Tim Flannery offers specific suggestions for action for both lawmakers and individuals, from investing in renewable power sources like wind, solar, and geothermal energy, to offering an action plan with steps each and every one of us can take right now to reduce deadly CO2 emissions by as much as 70 percent.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780871139351 20160527
Law Library (Crown)
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[xviii], 332 p., [4] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps ; 24 cm.
  • The slow awakening
  • 1: Gaia's tools
  • Gaia
  • The great aerial ocean
  • The gaseous greenhouse
  • The sages and the onion skin
  • Time's gateways
  • Born in the deep freeze
  • Making the long summer
  • Digging up the dead
  • 2: One in ten thousand
  • The unraveling world
  • Peril at the poles
  • The great stumpy reef?
  • A warning from the golden toad
  • Liquid gold: changes in rainfall
  • An energetic onion skin
  • Playing at Canute
  • 3: The science of prediction
  • Model worlds
  • The commitment and approaching extreme danger
  • Leveling the mountains
  • How can they keep on moving?
  • Boiling the abyss
  • The pack of jokers
  • Civilization: out with a whimper?
  • 4: People in greenhouses
  • A close-run thing
  • The road to Kyoto
  • Cost, cost, cost
  • People in greenhouses shouldn't tell lies
  • Engineering solutions?
  • Last steps on the stairway to heaven?
  • 5: The solution
  • Bright as sunlight, light as wind
  • Nuclear Lazarus?
  • Of hybrids, minicats, and contrails
  • The last act of God?
  • The carbon dictatorship?
  • Time's up
  • Over to you.
Sometime this century the day will arrive when the human influence on the climate will overwhelm all other natural factors. Over the past decade, the world has seen the most powerful El Nino ever recorded, the most devastating hurricane in two hundred years, the hottest European summer on record, and one of the worst storm seasons ever experienced in Florida. 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. [This book] 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. Along with a riveting history of climate change, [the author] offers specific suggestions for action for both lawmakers and individuals, from investing in renewable power sources like wind, solar, and geothermal energy, to offering an action plan with steps each and every one of us can take right now to reduce deadly CO2 emissions by as much as 70 percent. -Dust jacket.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)

8. Country [2004]

Book
258 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps ; 24 cm.
Green Library
Book
xxiv, 184 p. : col. ill, col. map ; 29 cm.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
Book
326 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 24 cm.
Tim Flannery is a scientist of international standing, a world expert on the fauna of New Guinea with 20 new species and seven books to his credit. In "Throwim Way Leg, " he takes us into the field and on an unforgettable journey into the heart of this mysterious and uncharted country. Flannery's scientific voyage leads him to places he never dreamed of: he camps among cannibals and befriends Femsep, a legendary warrior who led the slaughter of colonial whites decades before. He enters caves full of skeletons of long-extinct giant marsupials, scales mountains previously untouched by Europeans, and is nearly killed when tribespeople decide to take revenge for their prior mistreatment by his "clan" (wildlife scientists). And Flannery writes movingly of the fate of indigenous people in collision with the high-tech world of late-20th-century industry. In New Guinea pidgin, "throwim way leg' means to thrust out your leg on the first step of a long journey. Full of adventure, wit, and natural wonders, Flannery's narrative is just such a spectacular trip.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780871137319 20160527
Green Library
Book
423 p.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
Book
568 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
464 p. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 27 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
ix, 283 pages ; 24 cm
Green Library
Book
385 p. : ill., 1 map ; 23 cm.
Green Library

16. The birth of Sydney [1999]

Book
349 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 23 cm.
A narrative history of one of the world's great cities traces the development of Sydney, Australia, from its eighteenth-century origins as a remote penal colony of the British Empire to its role as the host of the 2000 Summer Olympic Games, documenting the colorful personalities, events, and instit.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780802136992 20160527
Green Library
Book
xv, 272 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
  • Foreword / by Tim Flannery
  • Introduction to the English edition
  • Introduction
  • Friendships
  • The language of trees
  • Social security
  • Love
  • The tree lottery
  • Slowly does it
  • Forest etiquette
  • Tree school
  • United we stand, divided we fall
  • The mysteries of moving water
  • Trees aging gracefully
  • Mighty oak or mighty wimp?
  • Specialists
  • Tree or not tree?
  • In the realm of darkness
  • Carbon dioxide vacuums
  • Woody climate control
  • The forest as water pump
  • Yours or mine?
  • Community housing projects
  • Mother ships of biodiversity
  • Hibernation
  • A sense of time
  • A question of character
  • The sick tree
  • Let there be light
  • Street kids
  • Burnout
  • Destination north!
  • Tough customers
  • Turbulent times
  • Immigrants
  • Healthy forest air
  • Why is the forest green?
  • Set free
  • More than just a community
  • Note from a forest scientist / by Dr. Suzanne Simard.
"A paradigm-smashing chronicle of joyous entanglement that will make you acknowledge your own entanglement in the ancient and ever-new web of being."--Charles Foster, author of Being a Beast Are trees social beings? In this international bestseller, forester and author Peter Wohlleben convincingly makes the case that, yes, the forest is a social network. He draws on groundbreaking scientific discoveries to describe how trees are like human families: tree parents live together with their children, communicate with them, support them as they grow, share nutrients with those who are sick or struggling, and even warn each other of impending dangers. Wohlleben also shares his deep love of woods and forests, explaining the amazing processes of life, death, and regeneration he has observed in his woodland. After learning about the complex life of trees, a walk in the woods will never be the same again. Includes a Note From a Forest Scientist, by Dr.Suzanne Simard.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781771642484 20161024
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving), Science Library (Li and Ma)

18. The kangaroo [1985]

Book
263 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 32 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)

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