The Sixth Extinction

The Sixth Extinction

ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW'S 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR

A major book about the future of the world, blending intellectual and natural history and field reporting into a powerful account of the mass extinction unfolding before our eyes

Over the last half a billion years, there have been five mass extinctions, when the diversity of life on earth suddenly and dramatically contracted. Scientists around the world are currently monitoring the sixth extinction,… (more)

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The Sixth Extinction, which is filled with alarming projections, offers no solutions. Instead, it impresses upon the reader the enormity of the problem.

Kolbert is a witty, deft writer with an eye for vivid colour.

“The Sixth Extinction” is a bold and at times desperate attempt to awaken us to this responsibility.


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Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (February 10, 2014)

Parent ISBN: 9780805092998

Page count: 336 pages

File size: 5 MB

Language: English

Awards: Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction 2015 winner, Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Science and Technology 2014 winner


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