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The Sixth Extinction free pdf OVER THE LAST HALF-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, predicted to be the most devastating extinction event since the asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs. This time around, the cataclysm is us. In prose that is at once frank, entertaining, and deeply informed, "New Yorker" writer Elizabeth Kolbert tells us why and how human beings have altered life on the planet in a way no species has before. Interweaving research in half a dozen disciplines, descriptions of the fascinating species that have already been lost, and the history of extinction as a concept, Kolbert provides a moving and comprehensive account of the disappearances occurring before our very eyes. She shows that the sixth extinction is likely to be mankind's most lasting legacy, compelling us to rethink the fundamental question of what it means to be human.

About Elizabeth Kolbert

Elizabeth Kolbert is a staff writer at "The New Yorker." She is the author of "Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change." She lives in Williamstown, Massachusetts, with her husband and children.

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Author : Elizabeth Kolbert
Publisher : Picador USA
Data Published : 06 January 2015
ISBN : 1250062187
EAN : 9781250062185
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 336 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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