The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History

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Bloomsbury Publishing, 13 feb. 2014 - 336 pagina's
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.

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This is a very interesting book about past, present and future extinctions. Despite being about something that (in the current context - i.e., the result of human migration and activity) is ... Volledige review lezen

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The earth has endured five major extinction events. Some are massive extinctions that occurred globally – believed to be events following the large catastrophes such as an asteroid strike. Other ... Volledige review lezen

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Over de auteur (2014)

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.

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