The Future Eaters: An Ecological History of the Australasian Lands and People

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New Holland Publishers Pty, Limited, 2005 - Australasia - 423 pages
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Since the first brave adventurer left the great Afro-Asian homeland to travel down the long chain of islands to Australasia, human beings have consumed the resources they would need for their own future. Aborigines, Maoris and other Polynesian peoples were the world's original future eaters. They changed the flora and fauna in ways that now seem inconceivable. Europeans have made an even greater impact. Today future eating is a universal occupation. This ground-breaking ecological history of Australasia will enrich the understanding of anyone who wonders what the future holds for humanity. Over 100,000 copies sold !!! Dr Tim Flannery, Director of the Museum of South Australia has received international acclaim as a mammologist and paleontologist, but in recent years he has become better known as an author and speaker with controversial ideas on conservation, the environment and population control.

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Flannery has a point (or several) to make and he makes and remakes them time and again to the point of (almost) screaming frustration or dull submission. What saves this book is the countless dips ... Read full review

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During the ice ages, when the sea level was low, Australia, New Guinea, Tasmania, and smaller islands reemerged as a single landmass known as Meganesia, connected to Antarctica. Harsh conditions ... Read full review

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