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

Tim F. Flannery, Author
Format
Book
Published
New York : G. Braziller, 1995, ©1994.
Language
English
ISBN
0807614033, 9780807614037
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    a| The future eaters : b| an ecological history of the Australasian lands and people / c| Timothy Fridtjof Flannery.
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    a| New York : b| G. Braziller, c| 1995, ©1994.
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    a| 423 pages, [24] pages of plates : b| illustrations, maps, portraits ; c| 24 cm
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    a| Reprint. Originally published: Chatswood, N.S.W., Australia : Reed Books, 1994.
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    a| "Since that 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. The 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"--Page 4 of cover.
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    a| Includes bibliographical references (pages 412-417) and index.
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    a| Part one : an infinity before man. The new lands -- Australia in Gondwana -- Land of geckos, land of flowers -- Land of sound and fury -- Meganesian enterprises -- Splendid isolation -- Sweet are the uses of adversity -- The diversity enigma -- The desert sea -- Mystery of the Meganesian meat-eaters -- A bestiary of gentle giants -- Lost marsupial giants of New Guinea.
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    a| Part two : arrival of the future eaters. What a piece of work is a man -- Gloriously deceitful, and a virgin -- Peopling the lost islands of Tasmantis -- The great megafauna extinction debate -- Making the savage beast -- There ain't no more moa in old Aotearoa -- Lost in the mists of time -- Time dwarfs -- Sons of Prometheus -- Who killed Kirlilpi? -- When thou hast enough, remember the time of hunger -- Alone on the southern isles, weirds broke them -- So varied in detail : so similar in outline -- A few fertile valleys.
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    a| Part three : the last wave : arrival of the Europeans. The backwater country -- As if we had been old friends -- Diverse experiences -- Like plantations in a gentleman's park -- Unbounded optimism -- Riding the red steer : fire and biodiversity conservation in Australia -- Adapting culture to biological reality.
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