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The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History

The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History (Paperback)

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Over the last half a billion years, there have been five mass extinctions of life on earth.



Scientists around the world are currently monitoring the sixth, predicted to be the most devastating extinction event since the asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs.



Elizabeth Kolbert combines brilliant field reporting, the history of ideas and the work of geologists, botanists and marine biologists to tell the gripping stories of a dozen species - including the Panamanian golden frog and the Sumatran rhino - some already gone, others at the point of vanishing.



The sixth extinction is likely to be mankind's most lasting legacy and Elizabeth Kolbert's book urgently compels us to rethink the fundamental question of what it means to be human.

Natural World & The EnvironmentThe environmentConservation of the environmentConservation of wildlife & habitatsNatural World & The EnvironmentThe natural world, country life & petsScience & MathematicsBiology, life sciencesLife sciences: general issuesEvolution Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC Publication Date: 15/01/2015 ISBN-13: 9781408851241  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Elizabeth Kolbert was a New York Times reporter for fourteen years until she became a staff writer at the New Yorker in 1999. She is the author of Field Notes from a Catastrophe: A Frontline Report on Climate Change. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband and children. @ElizKolbert

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