Ten Journeys on a Fragile Planet

Humanity is sliding toward a collision between global warming, resource depletion, and population growth. The evidence is daunting but we are hampered by anti-science demagogues who tell us everything’s okay, that we’ll run forever on our current course. The problem we are facing is on a global scale, far beyond any individual. It can be overwhelming and it is difficult to remain cheerful.

In Ten Journeys on a Fragile Planet, journalist Rod Taylor interviews ten outstanding Australians who have – and are – doing something to confront the perilous state of the environment. This book tells their stories.

Available for pre-order. Release date 5 November 2020.


Book Details

Weight 500 g
Dimensions 229 × 152 mm

250 pages







Release date

25 September 2020




Odyssey Books

About The Author

Rod Taylor

Rod Taylor

As a boy, Rod Taylor watched with fascination, the Moon landing. That sparked an interest in science that has never faded. An offhand remark by his father around the same time was his first environmental awareness, which has progressed from interest, to concern, and now to alarm.

Today, Rod is a Canberra-based science writer. Rod’s science columns have appeared in The Canberra Times newspaper and other publications for over 10 years. He broadcasts a weekly science show, and has appeared on ABC local radio, Radio National and the BBC.

Aside from media, his other background is in IT and business systems. He rides both a unicycle and an off-road motorcycle, and has fallen off both.

He has recently completed his book: The Edge of Silence: A sometimes grumpy, often quirky, always curious exploration of going deaf in a world of sound.

He is currently co-editing a compilation of major writers on the Green New Deal.


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