Discovers the source of life and how it has developed into the wonder around us today. From ant-colonies to zinc mining, this book 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.
Tells the dramatic story of the earth's climate, of how it has changed, how we have come to understand it, and of what that means for the future. This narrative takes the reader on a journey into the past and around the globe, bringing us closer to the science.
A timely intervention on climate change from the author of the hugely influential The Weather Makers. The tools required to avoid a climate disaster already exist. Between emissions cuts and emerging technologies, we can do it. Here Professor Tim Flannery introduces us to the innovative new solutions being developed around the world, which work with the Earth's systems to combat climate change - and could safeguard our future. 'An important voice in the debate on global warming' Josh Glancy, Sunday Times 'Balances the difficult business of raising alarm about the dangers ahead with proposals for the types of action we need to take now to head off catastrophe tomorrow' Robin McKie, Guardian 'If you're not already addicted to Tim Flannery's writing, discover him now' Jared Diamond 'Thoughtful, candid and - yes - ultimately upbeat, Atmosphere of Hope could not be more timely. It is just the book the world needs right now' Elizabeth Kolbert, author of The Sixth Extinction