The Eternal Frontier: An ecological history of North America and its peoples by Tim Flannery

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May 2001, no. 230
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The Eternal Frontier: An ecological history of North America and its peoples by Tim Flannery

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The Eternal Frontier: An ecological history of North America and its peoples by Tim Flannery

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May 2001, no. 230

In 1978 the writer John McPhee, accompanied some geologists on a field trip to the American West, and in order to express their insights into the vast processes that had formed the present landscape, he coined the evocative and durable term ‘deep time’. With a sharp Australian eye, Tim Flannery has now done the same for the entire continent in this remarkably ambitious yet highly readable book. As an active research palaeontologist, he has a profound sense of the history of his discipline, and has the ability vividly and sometimes whimsically to put himself and the reader into the places of discovery and into the mindsets of the often testy pioneers in this fossil game.

Rhys Jones reviews 'The Eternal Frontier: An ecological history of North America and its peoples' by Tim Flannery

The Eternal Frontier: An ecological history of North America and its peoples

by Tim Flannery

Text Publishing, $50 hb, 404 pp

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