Grove Press
Grove Press
Grove Press

An Explorer’s Notebook

by Tim Flannery

From internationally acclaimed scientist Tim Flannery, captivating essays and articles on the wonders of the natural world.

  • Imprint Grove Paperback
  • Page Count 336
  • Publication Date January 13, 2015
  • ISBN-13 978-0-8021-2297-1
  • Dimensions 5.5" x 8.25"
  • US List Price $18.00

About The Book

Best known today for The Weather Makers, his #1 international bestseller, Tim Flannery is one of the world’s most influential scientists, a foremost expert on climate change credited with discovering more species than Charles Darwin. But Flannery didn’t come to his knowledge overnight. With its selection of exhilarating essays and articles written over the past twenty-five years, An Explorer’s Notebook charts the evolution of a young scientist doing fieldwork in remote locations to the major thinker who has changed the way we understand global warming.

In over thirty pieces, Flannery writes about his journeys in the jungles of New Guinea and Indonesia and about the extraordinary people he met and the species he discovered. He writes about matters as wide-ranging as love, insects, population, water, and the stresses we put on the environment. He shows us how we can better predict our future by understanding the profound history of life on Earth. And he chronicles the seismic shift in the world’s attitude toward climate change. An Explorer’s Notebook is classic Flannery—wide-ranging, eye-opening science, conveyed with richly detailed storytelling.


“Tim Flannery is in the league of all-time great explorers like Dr. David Livingstone.” —Sir David Attenborough

“If you’re not already addicted to Tim Flannery’s writing, discover him now.” —Jared Diamond

“[Flannery’s] reviews are a joy to read.” —Publishers Weekly

“Richly detailed accounts of his work and life as an explorer.” —Booklist

“Highly readable. . . . In this book, Flannery offers readers insight into his extraordinary career. . . . Accessible, provocative and well worth investigating.” —Kirkus Reviews

“[Flannery] is a cultural landmark. . . . Long may he write. . . . Flannery’s writerly art stirs the imagination to pay attention.” —Australian

“It’s . . . an ongoing pleasure to review Flannery’s books. . . . Take away all the other things Flannery has done in his 19th-century-style crowded life and you still have one hell of a writer. . . . There’s a tone of undisguised wonder running through virtually all the pieces in this latest collection.” —Open Letters Monthly