Roughly 100 million years ago, the continents of Asia, North America, and Africa interacted to create an island archipelago that would later become the Europe we know today. While discussing monumental changes wrought by a devastating comet strike, Tim Flannery describes the immense impact humans have had on the continent's flora and fauna; within 30,000 years of our arrival in Europe, the elephants, crocodiles, and giant elk would disappear completely. The story continues right up to the present, as Flannery describes Europe's leading role in wildlife restoration, and then looks ahead to ponder its future.
Europe: A Natural History
Author: Tim Flannery.