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Author LinkKolbert, Elizabeth.
Title LinkThe sixth extinction : an unnatural history / Elizabeth Kolbert.
Edition First edition.
Distribution New York, New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2014.
Description 319 pages :  illustrations, map ;  25 cm.
Type of Material Book
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages [277]-304) and index.
Contents Contents: The sixth extinction -- The mastodon’s molars -- The original penguin -- The luck of the ammonites -- Welcome to the Anthropocene -- The sea around us -- Dropping acid -- The forest and the trees -- Islands on dry land -- The new Pangaea -- The rhino gets an ultrasound -- The madness gene -- The thing with feathers.
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.
Subject LinkMass extinctions.
LinkExtinction (Biology)
LinkEnvironmental disasters.

System Number 000679853
ISBN Link9780805092998 (hardback) : $28.00
Link0805092994 (hardback)
Link9780805093117 (ebk.)

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