A Natural HistoryBook - 2019
"100 million years ago, the continents of Asia, North America, and Africa interacted to create an island archipelago that would later become the Europe we know today. It was on these ancient tropical lands that the first distinctly European organisms evolved... Tim Flannery explores the monumental changes wrought by the devastating comet strike and shows how rapid atmospheric shifts transformed the European archipelago into a single landmass during the Eocene... As the story moves through millions of years of evolutionary history, Flannery eventually turns to our own species, describing the immense impact humans had on the continent's flora and fauna...The story continues right up to the present, as Flannery describes Europe's leading role in wildlife restoration, and then looks ahead to ponder the continent's future."--from publisher's description.
Publisher: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, 2019.
Edition: First Grove Atlantic edition.
Copyright Date: ©2018
Branch Call Number: 508.4 FLANNERY
Characteristics: 357 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 24 cm