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Rhys Jones

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

May 2001, no. 230 01 May 2001
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 ... (read more)