The Sixth Extinction

The Sixth Extinction Author Elizabeth Kolbert
ISBN-10 9780805099799
Release 2014-02-11
Pages 336
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ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW'S 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR A major book about the future of the world, blending intellectual and natural history and field reporting into a powerful account of the mass extinction unfolding before our eyes Over the last half a billion years, there have been five mass extinctions, when the diversity of life on earth suddenly and dramatically contracted. Scientists around the world are currently monitoring the sixth extinction, predicted to be the most devastating extinction event since the asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs. This time around, the cataclysm is us. In The Sixth Extinction, two-time winner of the National Magazine Award and New Yorker writer Elizabeth Kolbert draws on the work of scores of researchers in half a dozen disciplines, accompanying many of them into the field: geologists who study deep ocean cores, botanists who follow the tree line as it climbs up the Andes, marine biologists who dive off the Great Barrier Reef. She introduces us to a dozen species, some already gone, others facing extinction, including the Panamian golden frog, staghorn coral, the great auk, and the Sumatran rhino. Through these stories, Kolbert 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; as Kolbert observes, it compels us to rethink the fundamental question of what it means to be human.



The Sixth Extinction An Unnatural History Summarized

The Sixth Extinction  An Unnatural History   Summarized Author J.J. Holt
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Release 2014-03-10
Pages 29
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Summary and Analysis of The Sixth Extinction An Unnatural History

Summary and Analysis of The Sixth Extinction  An Unnatural History Author Worth Books
ISBN-10 9781504044172
Release 2017-02-14
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So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of The Sixth Extinction tells you what you need to know—before or after you read Elizabeth Kolbert’s book. Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader. This short summary and analysis of The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert includes: Historical context Chapter-by-chapter overviews Detailed timeline of key events Important quotes Fascinating trivia Glossary of terms Supporting material to enhance your understanding of the original work About The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert: Our planet has endured five events of mass extinction, from centuries of catastrophic heating and cooling to the asteroid that fell to earth and ended the Cretaceous Period. We are currently facing the sixth extinction, and this time the human species is to blame. Elizabeth Kolbert travels the world and meets with scientists who are grappling with the ecological outcomes of human activity. Her Pulitzer Prize–winning modern science classic tells the stories of thirteen different species that have already disappeared or are on the brink of extinction as a result of human activity. A captivating blend of research and historical anecdotes enlightens readers about the unintentional consequences of our behaviors, from climate change and global warming to invasive species and overexploitation. The summary and analysis in this ebook are intended to complement your reading experience and bring you closer to a great work of nonfiction.



A Joosr Guide to The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert

A Joosr Guide to     The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert Author Joosr
ISBN-10 1785673440
Release 2016
Pages 18
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The Sixth Extinction An Unnatural History

The Sixth Extinction  An Unnatural History Author Elizabeth Kolbert
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Release 2014-02-13
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A major book about the future of the world, blending intellectual and natural history and field reporting into a powerful account of the mass extinction unfolding before our eyes Over the last half a billion years, there have been five mass extinctions, when the diversity of life on earth suddenly and dramatically contracted. Scientists around the world are currently monitoring the sixth extinction, predicted to be the most devastating extinction event since the asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs. This time around, the cataclysm is us. In The Sixth Extinction, two-time winner of the National Magazine Award and New Yorker writer Elizabeth Kolbert draws on the work of scores of researchers in half a dozen disciplines, accompanying many of them into the field: geologists who study deep ocean cores, botanists who follow the tree line as it climbs up the Andes, marine biologists who dive off the Great Barrier Reef. She introduces us to a dozen species, some already gone, others facing extinction, including the Panamian golden frog, staghorn coral, the great auk, and the Sumatran rhino. Through these stories, Kolbert 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; as Kolbert observes, it compels us to rethink the fundamental question of what it means to be human. Review "Powerful . . . Kolbert expertly traces the ‘twisting’ intellectual history of how we’ve come to understand the concept of extinction, and more recently, how we’ve come to recognize our role in it. . . An invaluable contribution to our understanding of present circumstances."—Al Gore, *The New York Times Book Review "Arresting . . . Ms. Kolbert shows in these pages that she can write with elegiac poetry about the vanishing creatures of this planet, but the real power of her book resides in the hard science and historical context she delivers here, documenting the mounting losses that human beings are leaving in their wake." —The New York Times* "Throughout her extensive and passionately collected research, Kolbert offers a highly readable, enlightening report on the global and historical impact of humans... a highly significant eye-opener rich in facts and enjoyment." —Kirkus (starred review) "The factoids Kolbert tosses off about nature’s incredible variety—a frog that carries eggs in its stomach and gives birth through its mouth, a wood stork that cools off by defecating on its own legs—makes it heartbreakingly clear, without any heavy-handed sermonizing from the author, just how much we lose when an animal goes extinct. In the same way, her intrepid reporting from far-off places—Panama, Iceland, Italy, Scotland, Peru, the Amazonian rain forest of Brazil, and the remote one tree Island, off the coast of Australia—gives us a sense of the earth’s vastness and beauty." —*Bookforum "Kolbert accomplishes an amazing feat in her latest book, which superbly blends the depressing facts associated with rampant species extinctions and impending ecosystem collapse with stellar writing to produce a text that is accessible, witty, scientifically accurate, and impossible to put down."—Publishers Weekly* (starred review) "Rendered with rare, resolute, and resounding clarity, Kolbert’s compelling and enlightening report forthrightly addresses the most significant topic of our lives." —Booklist (starred review) "An epic, riveting story of our species that reads like a scientific thriller—only more terrifying because it is real. Like Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring, Elizabeth Kolbert’s The Sixth Extinction is destined to become one of the most important and defining books of our time." —David Grann, author of The Lost City of Z "I tore through Elizabeth Kolbert's The Sixth Extinction with a mix of awe and terror. Her long view of extinction excited my joy in life's diversity -- even as she made me aware how many species are currently at risk." —Dava Sobel, author of Longitude and Galileo’s Daughter "With her usual lucid and lovely prose, Elizabeth Kolbert lays out the sad and gripping facts of our moment on earth: that we've become a geological force, driving vast swaths of creation over the brink. A remarkable addition to the literature of our haunted epoch." —Bill McKibben, author Oil and Honey: The Education of an Unlikely Activist "Elizabeth Kolbert's cautionary tale, The Sixth Extinction, offers us a cogent overview of a harrowing biological challenge. The reporting is exceptional, the contextualizing exemplary. Kolbert stands at the forefront of what it means to be a socially responsible American writer today."—Barry Lopez, author of Arctic Dreams "The sixth mass extinction is the biggest story on Earth, period, and Elizabeth Kolbert tells it with imagination, rigor, deep reporting, and a capacious curiosity about all the wondrous creatures and ecosystems that exist, or have existed, on our planet. The result is an important book full of love and loss." —David Quammen, author of The Song of the Dodo and *Spillover * "Elizabeth Kolbert writes with an aching beauty of the impact of our species on all the other forms of life known in this cold universe. The perspective is at once awe-inspiring, humbling and deeply necessary." —T.C. Boyle, author of San Miguel About the Author Elizabeth Kolbert is a staff writer at The New Yorker. She is the author of Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change. She lives in Williamstown, Massachusetts, with her husband and children.



The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert Key Takeaways Analysis Review

The Sixth Extinction  by Elizabeth Kolbert   Key Takeaways  Analysis   Review Author Instaread
ISBN-10 9781943427949
Release 2015-09-15
Pages 32
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The Sixth Extinction: by Elizabeth Kolbert | Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review Preview: The Sixth Extinction is a book by award winning journalist, Elizabeth Kolbert. In this book, the author demonstrates that species are dying out at a rate comparable to the previous mass extinctions, and if the trend of global warming, deforestation, and pollution continues in its present course, the numbers of extinct species will meet or exceed that rate of destruction. This event will include the extinction of humanity. What this means is that the current loss of life today will soon justify the term “The Sixth Extinction,” a mass extinction like the one that destroyed the dinosaurs 65 million years ago When humans originated about 100,000 years ago, they began to hunt some species into extinction. Their ability to outcompete other early hominids for food led to the extinction of those species, including Neanderthals. The extinction of species picked up steam when humans began transforming great swaths of forest and plains into farmland about 10,000 years ago… PLEASE NOTE: This is key takeaways and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread of The Sixth Extinction:Overview of the bookImportant PeopleKey TakeawaysAnalysis of Key Takeaways



Insanlarin Sizden 90 Saniyede Hoslanmasini Nasil Saglarsiniz

Insanlarin Sizden 90 Saniyede Hoslanmasini Nasil Saglarsiniz Author Nicholas Boothman
ISBN-10 6053846031
Release 2013-05-01
Pages 224
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Insanlarin Sizden 90 Saniyede Hoslanmasini Nasil Saglarsiniz has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Insanlarin Sizden 90 Saniyede Hoslanmasini Nasil Saglarsiniz also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Insanlarin Sizden 90 Saniyede Hoslanmasini Nasil Saglarsiniz book for free.



Prophet of Love

Prophet of Love Author Elizabeth Kolbert
ISBN-10 1582345767
Release 2006-01
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The Next Species

The Next Species Author Michael Tennesen
ISBN-10 9781451677539
Release 2015-03-17
Pages 336
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“Simultaneously sobering and exhilarating, Michael Tennesen’s wide-ranging survey of disasters highlights both life’s fragility and its metamorphosing persistence” (Booklist) and describes what life on earth could look like after the next mass extinction. A growing number of scientists agree we are headed toward a mass extinction, perhaps in as little as 300 years. Already there have been five mass extinctions in the last 600 million years, including the Cretaceous Extinction, during which an asteroid knocked out the dinosaurs. Though these events were initially destructive, they were also prime movers of evolutionary change in nature. And we can see some of the warning signs of another extinction event coming, as our oceans lose both fish and oxygen, and our lands lose both predators and prey. In The Next Species, Michael Tennesen questions what life might be like after it happens. In thoughtful, provocative ways, Tennesen discusses the future of nature and whether humans will make it through the bottleneck of extinction. Could life suddenly get very big as it did before the arrival of humans? Could the conquest of Mars lead to another form of human? Could we upload our minds into a computer and live in a virtual reality? How would we recognize the next humans? Are they with us now? Tennesen delves into the history of the planet and travels to rainforests, canyons, craters, and caves all over the world to explore the potential winners and losers of the next era of evolution. His predictions, based on reports and interviews with top scientists, have vital implications for life on earth today. The Next Species is “an engrossing history of life, the dismal changes wrought by man, and a forecast of life after the sixth mass extinction” (Kirkus Reviews).



Field Notes from a Catastrophe

Field Notes from a Catastrophe Author Elizabeth Kolbert
ISBN-10 9781620409886
Release 2015-02-03
Pages 320
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New Yorker writer Kolbert tackles the controversial subject of global warming. Americans have been warned since the late 1970s that the buildup of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere threatens to melt the polar ice sheets and irreversibly change our climate. With little done since then to alter this dangerous course, now is the moment to salvage our future. By the end of the century, the world will likely be hotter than it's been in the last two million years, and the sweeping consequences of this change will determine the future of life on earth for generations to come. Kolbert approaches this monumental problem from every angle. She travels to the Arctic, interviews researchers and environmentalists, explains the science and the studies, draws frightening parallels to lost ancient civilizations, unpacks the politics, and presents the personal tales of those who are being affected most--the people who make their homes near the poles and are watching their worlds disappear.--From publisher description.



The Arctic

The Arctic Author Elizabeth Kolbert
ISBN-10 1847080278
Release 2008
Pages 288
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'The Arctic' features an international mix of classic first-person accounts of exploration, literary travelogues and works of cultural history, natural science and fiction about the North Pole.



Hoarders Doomsday Preppers and the Culture of Apocalypse

Hoarders  Doomsday Preppers  and the Culture of Apocalypse Author Gwendolyn Audrey Foster
ISBN-10 9781137468086
Release 2014-06-24
Pages 78
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The culture of twenty-first century America revolves around narcissistic death, violence, and visions of doom. Foster explores this culture of the apocalypse, from hoarding and gluttony to visions of the post-apocalyptic world.



The Ends of the Earth The Arctic

The Ends of the Earth  The Arctic Author Elizabeth Kolbert
ISBN-10 UOM:39015073653985
Release 2007
Pages 288
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This anthology features a selection of the greatest writing about the Arctic and Antarctic, presenting an international mix of classic first-person accounts of exploration, travelogues and works of cultural history, natural science and fiction.



Learning to Die in the Anthropocene

Learning to Die in the Anthropocene Author Roy Scranton
ISBN-10 9780872866706
Release 2015-09-07
Pages 144
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An Iraq War vet's bracing, visionary response to the challenge posed by global warming and his hope in the humanities.



La Sixi me Extinction Ou Comment L homme Tue la Plan te

La Sixi  me Extinction Ou Comment L homme Tue la Plan  te Author Elizabeth Kolbert
ISBN-10 2897580216
Release 2015-09
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Public Library Core Collection

Public Library Core Collection Author John Greenfieldt
ISBN-10 0824210948
Release 2008
Pages 1856
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Public Library Core Collection has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Public Library Core Collection also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Public Library Core Collection book for free.



The Ocean of Life

The Ocean of Life Author Callum Roberts
ISBN-10 0143123483
Release 2013
Pages 405
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A vibrant tribute to the sea by a leading conservation biologist traces the human race's relationship to the ocean, identifying the consequences of modern fishing, pollution and climate change on marine life while making urgent recommendations for reversing damage.