I’ve finally returned to a Tim Flannery book. As I indicated in a previous blog, I read his earlier work, The Future Eaters, and was quite impressed with what he had to say about the evolution of human cultures and their relationship to the environment, especially in Australasia. He spins an interesting story that keeps you turning the pages.
In The Eternal Frontier, an ecological history of North America and its peoples (Buy Now: Amazon.ca; Amazon.com), Flannery takes his thinking to North America where he describes the end of the age of dinosaurs–when an asteroid, ten kilometres in diameter, crashed to earth in the shallow sea that separated the two halves of North America–through to the present day. As before, he looks at how geology and climate have changed the flora and fauna, and how people have changed the environment.
So far, a fascinating read.
So, what’s wrong with that?