The Weather Makers

How We Are Changing the Planet and What it Means for Life on Earth

by Tim Flannery

On Sale: 06/01/2010

The Weather Makers

How We Are Changing the Planet and What it Means for Life on Earth

by Tim Flannery

On Sale: 06/01/2010

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New South Wales Australian of the Year

New South Wales Premier’s Literary Awards’ Gleebooks Prize for Critical Writing

Lannan Literary Award for Non-fiction

Australian Humanist of the Year

Jan Michalski Prize for Literature

About the Book

Climate change is real, and it will affect all of us. From desertification to rising ocean levels, from killer storms to wildlife extinction, we’re already seeing the effects of human activity on the most sensitive part of the global ecosystem. In this extraordinary book, Tim Flannery not only describes the problem of global warming and climate change, he suggests in detail how the world can act to solve it.

More than just a #1 bestseller across Canada, The Weather Makers is an international publishing phenomenon that has won praise from critics, scientists and world leaders, including British Prime Minister Tony Blair and Australian Prime Minister John Howard. Flannery’s clear explanations and practical suggestions bring an issue of monumental scope and importance down to the individual level, making us aware of how everyday activities contribute to climate change and what we can do, personally and collectively, to work against this urgent crisis.

Critical Praise

“One of the world’s great science writers . . . An authoritative and maddeningly important book.” - The Globe and Mail

“Shows us that we no longer have any excuse for letting our governments deceive us about the earth’s vulnerability . . . sobering.” - Vancouver Sun

“This is one of the most important books of this young century . . . An urgent call to action that we cannot afford to ignore.” - David Suzuki

“It would be hard to imagine a better or more important book.” - Bill Bryson, author of A Walk in the Woods

“At last, here is a clear and readable account of one of the most important but controversial issues facing everyone in the world today. If you are not already addicted to Tim Flannery’s writing, discover him now.” - Jared Diamond, author of Guns, Germs, and Steel and Collapse

“Thoroughly researched, closely reasoned, and eloquently written, The Weather Makers is a book of the utmost importance to everyone on Earth.” - Ronald Wright, author of A Short History of Progress

Of the doomsday clocks ticking toward midnight, climate change is the most fearful. To learn what is known, one cannot do better than read Tim Flannery’s eloquent and authoritative account.” - John Polanyi, Nobel Laureate

“An authoritative, scientifically accurate book on global warming that sparkles with life, clarity, and intelligence.” - Washington Post

“Simple, doable advice, superb science writing, and fascinating speculation combine to make The Weather Makers a great book, one even skeptics will like.” - Edmonton Journal

“Proof that truth isn’t just stranger than fiction, it is also far more terrifying. Flannery has done a superb job.” - Hamilton Spectator

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781554689590
  • ISBN 10: 1554689597
  • Imprint: HarperCollins Publishers
  • On Sale: 06/01/2010
  • Pages: 384
  • List Price:11.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : NATURE / Environmental Conservation & Protection

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