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Here On Earth: A Natural History of the Planet
Lecture by Tim Flannery
Professor of Science at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia and Chief Commissioner of Australia's Climate Commission
Tim Flannery, Australian scientist and author, offers a sweeping account of the dual evolutionary history of Earth and the life it supports. Beginning with the birth of stars to the creation of water and the accident of simple life forms, Flannery documented life up through the 2-million-year rise of our human species and pondered our future as a "superorganism" capable of either sustaining or destroying the planet’s ecosystems.