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The Resource Sixth extinction : an unnatural history, Elizabeth Kolbert

Sixth extinction : an unnatural history, Elizabeth Kolbert

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Sixth extinction : an unnatural history
Title
Sixth extinction
Title remainder
an unnatural history
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Kolbert
Title variation
6th extinction
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Over the last half billion years, there have been five major mass extinctions, when the diversity of life on Earth suddenly and dramatically contracted. Scientists are currently monitoring the sixth extinction, predicted to be the most devastating since the asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs. This time around the cataclysm is us. In this book the author tells us why and how human beings have altered life on the planet in a way no species has before. She provides a moving account of the disappearances of various species occurring all around us and traces the evolution of extinction as concept, from its first articulation by Georges Cuvier in revolutionary Paris up to Lyell and Darwin, and 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
Summary
Draws on the work of geologists, botanists, marine biologists, and other researchers to discuss the five devastating mass extinctions on Earth and predicts the coming of a sixth
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Writing style
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2015.
  • Green Prize for Sustainable Literature: Adult Nonfiction, 2015.
  • Library Journal Best Books 2014
  • Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Science and Technology, 2014.
  • Massachusetts Book Awards, Nonfiction Award, 2015.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2014
  • Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction, 2015.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10273482
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
576.84
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
an unnatural history
Label
Sixth extinction : an unnatural history, Elizabeth Kolbert
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-304) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Islands on dry land
  • New Pangaea
  • Rhino gets an ultrasound
  • Madness gene
  • Thing with feathers
  • Sixth extinction
  • Mastodon's molars
  • Original penguin
  • Luck of the ammonites
  • Welcome to the Anthropocene
  • Sea around us
  • Dropping acid
  • Forest and the trees
Control code
20373453
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Picador edition.
Extent
319 pages
Isbn
9781250062185
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Label
Sixth extinction : an unnatural history, Elizabeth Kolbert
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-304) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Islands on dry land
  • New Pangaea
  • Rhino gets an ultrasound
  • Madness gene
  • Thing with feathers
  • Sixth extinction
  • Mastodon's molars
  • Original penguin
  • Luck of the ammonites
  • Welcome to the Anthropocene
  • Sea around us
  • Dropping acid
  • Forest and the trees
Control code
20373453
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Picador edition.
Extent
319 pages
Isbn
9781250062185
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, map

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