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Main Title Here on earth : a natural history of the planet /
Author Flannery, Tim F.
Publisher Atlantic Monthly Press : Distributed by Publishers Group West,
Year Published 2010
OCLC Number 669750173
ISBN 080211976X (hc); 9780802119766 (hc)
Subjects Historical geology. ; Life--Origin. ; Evolution (Biology) ; Biosphere. ; Earth--History. ; Earth--Origin. ; Earth--History. ; Earth sciences--History. ; Evolution--History.
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EOAM  QE501.F53 2010 Region 8 Technical Library/Denver,CO 11/05/2012
ESAM  QE501.F53 2011 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 05/04/2011
Collation xviii, 316 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (chiefly col.), col. map ; 24 cm.
Notes
"First published in 2010 in Australia by the Text Publishing Company, Melbourne"--T.p. verso. Includes bibliographical references (p. [285]-298) and index.
Contents Notes
pt. 1. Mother Nature or monster earth? -- Evolution's motive force -- Of genes, mnemes and destruction -- Evolution's legacy -- A fresh look at earth -- The commonwealth of virtue -- pt. 2. A turbulent youth -- Man the disrupter -- New worlds -- Biophilia -- pt. 3. Ever since agriculture -- Superorganisms -- Superorganismic glue -- Ascent of the ultimate superorganism -- pt. 4. Toxic climax? -- War against nature -- Gaia-killers -- The eleventh hour? -- Undoing the work of ages -- pt. 5. Our present state -- The stars of heaven -- Discounting the future -- Greed and the market -- Of war and inequality -- A new tool kit -- Governance -- Restoring the life-force -- pt. 6. An intelligent earth? -- What lies on the other side? An explorer and environmentalist offers a natural history of the Earth as well as a biography of the human species.