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ISBN: 0-958 1055-2-9
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this FANTASTIC book the life of our planet has been told in 12 calander months. Australia
is the time capsule of planet Earth. The evolutionary story embedded in the continents
rocks, in its fossil record, and in the genes of its modern plants and animals
encompasses 95% of our planets lifetime.
In documenting this, Australias Four-Billion-Year Diary also takes us on a 100,000 kilometre voyage round the world, visiting both poles not once, but twice! During this epic odyssey Australias older components have been crumpled into alpine folds, stretched and fragmented, sheeted in ice, inundated by seas, clothed in lush rainforest and scorched to desert. It has been a momentous journey.
To bring unimaginable spans of time within easy grasp, the life of the planet has been set against a single calendar year and divided into twelve monthly instalments. Each of these instalments outlines the physical development of the continental raft during that month, and in a parallel Diary of You, ticks off some of the coincidental biological milestones that now help to make us what we are
Reg Morrison has been photographing and writing about Australia, its people, plants and animals, for almost four decades, and in 1986 he was appointed an Associate of the Australian Museum in recognition of his work. During that period he authored three books on Australia, and one on the evolutionary origins of humanitys massive impact on the global environment.