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ৱ recommended The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History, Elizabeth Kolbert - Amazon.com to read 䤗 By Elizabeth Kolbert ᪡ ৱ recommended The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History, Elizabeth Kolbert - Amazon.com to read 䤗 By Elizabeth Kolbert ᪡ Starred Review It didnt take long for Homo sapiens to begin reassembling the biosphere, observes Kolbert, a Heinz Awardwinning New Yorker staff writer and author of Field Notes from a Catastrophe Man, Nature, and Climate Change 2006 By burning fossil fuels, we are rapidly changing the atmosphere, the oceans, and the climate, forcing potentially millions of species into extinction Five watershed events in the deep past decimated life on earth, hence the designation Sixth Extinction for todays human propelled crisis To lay the groundwork for understanding this massive die off, Kolbert crisply tells the stories of such earlier losses as the American mastodon and the great auk and provides an orienting overview of evolutionary and ecological science She then chronicles her adventures in the field with biologists, botanists, and geologists investigating the threats against amphibians, bats, coral, and rhinos Intrepid and astute, Kolbert combines vivid, informed, and awestruck descriptions of natural wonders, from rain forests to the Great Barrier Reef, and wryly amusing tales about such dicey situations as nearly grabbing onto a tree branch harboring a fist sized tarantula, swimming among poisonous jellyfish, and venturing into a bat cave each dispatch is laced with running explanations of urgent scientific inquiries and disquieting findings Rendered with rare, resolute, and resounding clarity, Kolberts compelling and enlightening report forthrightly addresses the most significant topic of our lives Donna SeamanWith 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 ActivistElizabeth 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 TheSong of the Dodo and Spillover 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 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 ActivistI 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 DaughterRendered 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 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 ZI 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 DaughterWith 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 ActivistElizabeth 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 TheSong of the Dodo and Spillover 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 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 ZI 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 DaughterWith 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 ActivistElizabeth 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 theThroughout 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 ian 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 BookforumKolbert 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 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 ZI 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 DaughterPowerful Kolbert expertly traces the twisting intellectual history of how we ve come to understand the concept of extinction, and 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 ReviewArresting 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 TimesThroughout 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 ian 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 BookforumKolbert 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 Kolbert makes a page turner out of even the most sober and scientifically demanding aspects of extinction Combining a lucid, steady, understated style with some enviable reporting adventures she produces a book that is both serious minded and invites exclamation points into its margins New York MagazinePowerful Kolbert expertly traces the twisting intellectual history of how we ve come to understand the concept of extinction, and 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 ReviewArresting 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 Kolbert grounds her stories in rigorous science and memorable characters past and present, building a case that a mass extinction is underway, whether we want to admit it or not Discover Magazine 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 ian rain forest of Brazil, and the remote one tree Island, off the coast of Australia gives us a sense of the earth Riveting It is not possible to overstate the importance of Kolbert s book Her prose is lucid, accessible and even entertaining as she reveals the dark theater playing out on our globe San Francisco Chronicle Your view of the world will be fundamentally changed Kolbert is an astute observer, excellent explainer and superb synthesizer, and even manages to find humor in her subject matter The Seattle TimesWhat s exceptional about Kolbert s writing is the combination of scientific rigor and wry humor that keeps you turning the pages National Geographic Beautifully written An excellent book Jon Stewart, The Daily Show Kolbert makes a page turner out of even the most sober and scientifically demanding aspects of extinction Combining a lucid, steady, understated style with some enviable reporting adventures she produces a book that is both serious minded and invites exclamation points into its margins New York MagazinePowerful Kolbert expertly traces the twisting intellectual history of how we ve come to understand the concept of extinction, and 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 ReviewArresting 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 Kolbert grounds her stories in rigorous science and memorable characters past and present, building a case that a mass extinction is underway, whether we want to admit it or not Discover Magazine Throughout her extensive and passionately collected research, Kolbert offers a highly readable, enlightening report on the global and historical impact of humans a An excellent new bookThe Sixth Extinction is the kind of book that helps us recognize the actual planet we live upon New York Review of BooksSurprisingly breezy, entirely engrossing, and frequently entertaining Kolbert is a masterful, thought provoking reporter The Boston Globe Riveting It is not possible to overstate the importance of Kolbert s book Her prose is lucid, accessible and even entertaining as she reveals the dark theater playing out on our globe San Francisco Chronicle A fascinating and frightening excursion Kolbert presents powerful cases to bring her point home The Washington PostYour view of the world will be fundamentally changed Kolbert is an astute observer, excellent explainer and superb synthesizer, and even manages to find humor in her subject matter The Seattle TimesWhat s exceptional about Kolbert s writing is the combination of scientific rigor and wry humor that keeps you turning the pages National Geographic Beautifully written An excellent book Jon Stewart, The Daily Show Kolbert makes a page turner out of even the most sober and scientifically demanding aspects of extinction Combining a lucid, steady, understated style with some enviable reporting adventures she produces a book that is both serious minded and invites exclamation points into its margins New York MagazinePowerful Kolbert expertly traces the twisting intellectual history of how we ve come to understand the concept of extinction, and 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 ReviewArresting 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 beNatural scientists posit that there have been five extinction events in the Earth s history think of the asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs , and Kolbert makes a compelling case that human activity is leading to the sixth Bill GatesRiveting It is not possible to overstate the importance of Kolbert s book San Francisco Chronicle 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 TimesSurprisingly breezy, entirely engrossing, and frequently entertaining Kolbert is a masterful, thought provoking reporter The Boston Globe Kolbert makes a page turner out of even the most sober and scientifically demanding aspects of extinction New York Magazine Your view of the world will be fundamentally changed Kolbert is an astute observer, excellent explainer, and superb synthesizer, and even manages to find humor in her subject matter The Seattle TimesPowerful An invaluable contribution to our understanding Al Gore, The New York Times Book ReviewMs Kolbert s lively account is thought provoking The Wall Street Journal Kolbert grounds her stories in rigorous science and memorable characters past and present, building a case that a mass extinction is underway, whether we want to admit it or not Discover Magazine 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 ian 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 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 TheSong 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 The Sixth Extinction An Unnatural History Elizabeth The is a wonderful book, and it makes very clear that big, abrupt changes can happen they re not outside the realm of possibility They have happened before, again President Barack Obama Riveting It possible to overstate importance Kolbert s book San Francisco Chronicle 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    • The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History, Elizabeth Kolbert - Amazon.com
    • 1.4
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    • Hardcover
    • 336 pages
    • Elizabeth Kolbert
    • English
    • 12 February 2017

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