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The Sixth Extinction Product Detail:

  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
  • Release : 11 February 2014
  • ISBN : 9780805099799
  • Page : 336 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 79 voters

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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, 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 The Sixth Extinction, two-time winner of the National Magazine Award and New Yorker writer Elizabeth Kolbert draws on the work of scores of researchers in half a dozen disciplines, accompanying many of them into the field: geologists who study deep ocean cores, botanists who follow the tree line as it climbs up the Andes, marine biologists who dive off the Great Barrier Reef. She introduces us to a dozen species, some already gone, others facing extinction, including the Panamian golden frog, staghorn coral, the great auk, and the Sumatran rhino. Through these stories, Kolbert provides a moving account of the disappearances occurring all around us and traces the evolution of extinction as concept, from its first articulation by Georges Cuvier in revolutionary Paris up through the present day. The sixth extinction is likely to be mankind's most lasting legacy; as Kolbert observes, it compels us to rethink the fundamental question of what it means to be human.

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The Sixth Extinction

The Sixth Extinction
  • Author : Elizabeth Kolbert
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
  • Release Date : 2014-02-11
  • ISBN : 9780805099799
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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, predicted to be the

The Sixth Extinction

The Sixth Extinction
  • Author : Richard E. Leakey
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 1996
  • ISBN : 0385468091
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Richard Leakey, One Of The World's Foremost Experts On Man's Evolutionary Past, Now Turns His Eye To The Future And Doesn't Like What He Sees. To the philosophical the earth is eternal, while the human race -- presumptive keeper of the world's history -- is a mere speck in the rich stream of life. It is known that nothing upon Earth is forever; geography, climate, and plant and animal life are all subject to radical change. On five occasions in

Summary and Analysis of The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History

Summary and Analysis of The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History
  • Author : Worth Books
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2017-02-14
  • ISBN : 9781504044172
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So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of The Sixth Extinction tells you what you need to know—before or after you read Elizabeth Kolbert’s book. Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader. This short summary and analysis of The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert includes: Historical context Chapter-by-chapter overviews Detailed timeline of key events Important

The 6th Extinction

The 6th Extinction
  • Author : Elizabeth Kolbert
  • Publisher : Perfection Learning
  • Release Date : 2015-01-06
  • ISBN : 1680650351
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WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE ONE OF THE "NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW"'S 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR A "NEW YORK TIMES" BESTSELLER A NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALIST 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-billion years, there have been Five mass extinctions, when the diversity of life on earth suddenly and

The Sixth Extinction

The Sixth Extinction
  • Author : Elizabeth Kolbert
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2014-02-13
  • ISBN : 9781408851234
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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 –

The Sixth Extinction

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  • Author : Terry Glavin
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2014-06-10
  • ISBN : 9781466873582
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The Sixth Extinction is a haunting account of the age in which we live. Ecologists are calling it the Sixth Great Extinction, and the world isn't losing just its ecological legacy; also vanishing is a vast human legacy of languages and our ways of living, seeing, and knowing. Terry Glavin confirms that we are in the midst of a nearly unprecedented, catastrophic vanishing of animals, plants, and human cultures. He argues that the language of environmentalism is inadequate in describing

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  • Author : James Rollins
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2014-08-28
  • ISBN : 9781409113959
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The NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author returns with a gripping, high-concept adventure thriller in the Sigma Force series - for fans of Dan Brown and Michael Crichton. A remote military research station in Utah sends out a frantic distress call, ending with a chilling final command: Kill us all! By the time help arrives every living thing for fifty miles has been annihilated. And blight is spreading. To halt the inevitable, Commander Gray Pierce and Sigma must unravel a threat

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  • Author : D. Leonard Freeston
  • Publisher : Dundurn
  • Release Date : 2011-08-15
  • ISBN : 9781554889037
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While detective Irina Drach and her partner Hudson investigate a cop's murder and his German shepherd's disappearance, they uncover a billionaire's plot to collect the specimens of every endangered animal in the world.

The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History...Summarized

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  • Author : J.J. Holt
  • Publisher : J.J. Holt
  • Release Date : 2014-03-10
  • ISBN : 0987654321XXX
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The Sixth Extinction. Part Two: Ruin

The Sixth Extinction. Part Two: Ruin
  • Author : Glen Johnson
  • Publisher : Glen Johnson
  • Release Date : 2022-11-30
  • ISBN : 0987654321XXX
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A pandemic has swept the globe, decimating humanity, affecting all who breathe in its deadly spores. The Sixth Extinction Series follows a collection of people from all walks of life, as they struggle to survive through the eradication of the human race. Doctor Melanie Lazaro identified the marker of the disease on the human DNA chain, and she carries a file with the information needed to create a blocker, to stop the disease from spreading. While she was being shown

The Sixth Extinction. Part One: Outbreak

The Sixth Extinction. Part One: Outbreak
  • Author : Glen Johnson
  • Publisher : Glen Johnson
  • Release Date : 2018-11-30
  • ISBN : 0987654321XXX
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Mankind is no longer at the top of the food chain. The Sixth Extinction is an apocalyptic tale about a pandemic that sweeps the globe, decimating the human race, leaving humanity struggling to survive. Within three weeks everything has changed. Social structure has collapsed. The police are non-existent, and the army concentrates on the cities. Gangs of yobs rule the streets. It becomes everyone for themselves. The story follows three different people, and their journeys of self-discovery through the changing

The Sixth Extinction: by Elizabeth Kolbert | Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review

The Sixth Extinction: by Elizabeth Kolbert | Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review
  • Author : Instaread
  • Publisher : Instaread Summaries
  • Release Date : 2015-09-15
  • ISBN : 9781943427949
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The Sixth Extinction: by Elizabeth Kolbert | Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review Preview: The Sixth Extinction is a book by award winning journalist, Elizabeth Kolbert. In this book, the author demonstrates that species are dying out at a rate comparable to the previous mass extinctions, and if the trend of global warming, deforestation, and pollution continues in its present course, the numbers of extinct species will meet or exceed that rate of destruction. This event will include the extinction of humanity. What

The Lost and Left Behind

The Lost and Left Behind
  • Author : Terry Glavin
  • Publisher : Saqi Books
  • Release Date : 2007
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105131790516
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The world is losing more than animal and plant species. We are also losing the vast human legacy of languages, and with it ways of living, seeing and knowing. The author explores the history of extinctions and tells the story of a long human struggle to conserve the living things of the world.

The Sixth Extinction (young readers adaptation)

The Sixth Extinction (young readers adaptation)
  • Author : Elizabeth Kolbert
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
  • Release Date : 2023-07-25
  • ISBN : 1250793424
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In this young readers adaptation of the New York Times-bestselling, Pulitzer Prize-winning The Sixth Extinction, Elizabeth Kolbert tells us why and how human beings have altered life on the planet in a way no species has before. 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 monitoring the sixth extinction, predicted to be the most devastating extinction event since the asteroid impact

The 6th Extinction

The 6th Extinction
  • Author : James Rollins
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2014-08-12
  • ISBN : 9780062194923
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In a masterful epic that combines timeless mystery and ripped-from-the-headlines scientific intrigue, New York Times bestselling author James Rollins takes humankind to its endpoint, to a fate inscribed in rock and ice in an event known as THE 6TH EXTINCTION Life always finds a way. . . . A military research station buried in the remote Sierra Nevada Mountains of Northern California broadcasts a frantic distress call that ends with a chilling order: "This is sierra, victor, whiskey. There's been a breach. Failsafe