The Future Eaters by Tim Flannery

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In this illustrated ecological history, acclaimed scientist and historian Flannery follows the environment of the islands through the age of dinosaurs to the age of mammals and the arrival of humans, to the European colonizers and industrial society. Penetrating, gripping, and provocative, this book combines natural history, anthropology, and ecology on an epic scale.

Grove Press: 2002.
ISBN: 9780802139436. 462 pp.
Softcover. Very good.