Tel: +44 (0)1743 709420 | Email:

Login | Register | Newsletter | Contact Us

The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History

by Elizabeth Kolbert

The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History
£9.99 Add to basket


Over the last half a billion years, there have been five mass extinctions of life on earth. Scientists around the world are currently monitoring the sixth, predicted to be the most devastating extinction event since the asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs. Elizabeth Kolbert combines brilliant field reporting, the history of ideas and the work of geologists, botanists and marine biologists to tell the gripping stories of a dozen species – including the Panamanian golden frog and the Sumatran rhino – some already gone, others at the point of vanishing. The sixth extinction is likely to be mankind's most lasting legacy and Elizabeth Kolbert's book urgently compels us to rethink the fundamental question of what it means to be human. Please note: not to be confused with the 1996 book by Richard Leakey by the same title.


  • ISBN: 9781408851241
  • Author(s): Elizabeth Kolbert
  • Stock Code: 8851241
  • Format: Paperback
  • Illustrations: Black & white photographs, Black & white illustrations
  • Pages: 336
  • Published: 2015
  • Categories:

Our website uses cookies to remember your settings and preferences. We also use analytics software to help optimize our website.
If you continue to use our site we'll assume you're OK with this.