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The sixth extinction : an unnatural history

by Kolbert, Elizabeth.

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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, compelling u... Full description

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Summary: 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, compelling us to rethink the fundamental question of what it means to be human.
Physical Description: 319 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-304) and index.
ISBN: 9780805092998 (hardback)
0805092994 (hardback)
0805093117 (ebk.)
9780805093117 (ebk.)
Author Notes: Elizabeth Kolbert is a staff writer for The New Yorker. Her series on global warming, The Climate of Man, won the American Association for the Advancement of Science's magazine writing award and a National Academies communications award. She is a two-time National Magazine Award winner. She has written several books including Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change and The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History, which won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction.

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