Recommended by Heywood Hill Reader Sir Crispin Tickell:
"This misleadingly titled book is a splendid survey of the history of life in its many, in particular human, aspects. From the first humans coping with changing Earth, changing climate, changing bacteria and other changing companions in life, we cover hundreds of millions of years until we arrive at an uncertain and far from Goldilocks future. The central message is: understand and think differently about past, present and future."
Sir Crispin Tickell is an environmentalist, academic, and former Ambassador to the United Nations.