The Eternal Frontier: An Ecological History of North America and Its Peoples

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The Eternal Frontier: An Ecological History of North America and Its Peoples

Authors

Tim Flannery

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n The Eternal Frontier, world-renowned scientist and historian Tim Flannery tells the unforgettable story of the geological and biological evolution of the North American continent, from the time of the asteroid strike that ended the age of dinosaurs 65 million years ago, to the present day. Flannery describes the development of North America's deciduous forests and other flora, and tracks the immigration and emigration of various animals to and from Europe, Asia, and South America, showing how plant and animal species have either adapted or become extinct. The story takes in the massive changes wrought by the ice ages and the coming of the Indians, and continues right up to the present, covering the deforestation of the Northeast, the decimation of the buffalo, and other facets of the enormous impact of frontier settlement and the development of the industrial might of the United States. Natural history on a monumental scale, The Eternal Frontier contains an enormous wealth of fascinating scientific details, and Flannery's accessible and dynamic writing makes the book a delight to read.

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ISBN

978-0-8021-3888-0

Publication Date

1-1-2001

Publisher

Grove Press

Disciplines

History

The Eternal Frontier: An Ecological History of North America and Its Peoples


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