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The Sixth Extinction (English, Paperback, Kolbert Elizabeth)

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The Sixth Extinction  (English, Paperback, Kolbert Elizabeth)

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  • Language: English
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (IN)
  • Genre: Nature
  • ISBN: 9781408857113, 1408857111
  • Edition: Export - EPZ - EPZ edition
  • Pages: 336
Description

The world has faced five mass extinctions so far, but the worst is yet to come. Elizabeth Kolbert’s The Sixth Extinction reveals that the next mass extinction event is still going on, and humanity’s fate hangs in the balance.

Summary of the Book

Mass extinction events have wiped out many species from the gene pool. Despite what the general public believes, the extinction events are far from being mere historical events. Five have taken place as of now, and the sixth one looms over our heads. In this book, the author discusses how many species are undergoing extinction even today, often at human hands. She brings together research studies by scientists and botanists, discussing how the sixth extinction event is already wiping out the flora and fauna in diverse habitats around the world. From the Panamanian rainforest to the Great Barrier Reef, the Andes to the Bikini Atoll, from zoos in cities around the world to the author’s own backyard, the world is being ravaged by it. Mankind is generally unaware of the event, and if we do not take measures to stop and understand what it means to be human, we might very well be next.

About Elizabeth Kolbert

Elizabeth Kolbert is a journalist and writer working for the New Yorker. She has also written Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change.

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  • Bloomsbury Publishing
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  • 234 mm
Length
  • 153 mm
Weight
  • 1000 gr
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5

A very good book with relevant details.

There is something almost literary about the process of understanding deep history. There is, above all, the business of being able to read correctly what the different layers of rock and sediment tell us about life on Earth. There is the business of being able to read the signs around us of the living record, and to learn to think in the long, rather than short term. It is instructive to discover that we can date the concept of extinction to the year: 1795, when Georges Cuvier examined some ...
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Good quality product

Good condition..nice to read..
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Super!

nice product,really interesting book
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Wonderful

Good but controversial
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Worth every penny

delivery is timely. book is in good condition.
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Worst seller ever

It was really bad it was like it was second hand
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