Reviews

  • Vivid . . . a compelling and authoritative narrative of the evolution of Europe's flora and fauna . . . an exciting book, full of wonder, affection and hope

    James McConnachie, The Sunday Times
  • A rich, illuminating journey... Tim Flannery's natural history takes us from the dinosaur's demise 66 million years ago to today

    Nature
  • Unfolds the dazzling array of climates and ecosystems that have emerged in Europe, along with the resultant species that have evolved in and disseminated across it . . . Flannery takes great pleasure in opening up this world of surprises, describing it with verve and wit

    Robert Mayhew, Literary Review
  • Flannery weaves geology and biology into the history of developing societies and the emergence of conflict, both personal and military

    Tom Cameron, Times Higher Education Supplement
  • Bold and brilliant evocation of Europes forever vanished yet paradoxically present as engrams beneath our streets, in every landscape feature

    Derek Turner, Irish Times
  • Thrillingly captured . . . a bold and rich panorama of Europe's ecological history . . . Flannery's superb study shows that Europe is a land of "exceptional dynamism" and resilience

    The Guardian

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