Tim Flannery is an internationally acclaimed scientist, explorer, and conservationist. His books include the definitive ecological histories of Australia, The Future Eaters, and North America, The Eternal Frontier, as well as A Gap in Nature and Astonishing Animals. He is a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books and The Times Literary Supplement. Flannery spent a year as professor of Australian studies at Harvard, where he taught in the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology. He lives in Adelaide, Australia, where he is director of the South Australian Museum and professor at the University of Adelaide. His latest publication is the international bestseller, Here on Earth.