The Sixth Extinction; An Unnatural History
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, some already gone, others at the point of vanishing. Among the iconic species considered are the Panamanian golden frog and the Sumatran rhino. The sixth extinction is likely to be mankind's most lasting legacy and this title urgently compels us to rethink the fundamental question of what it means to be human.
- ISBN: 9781408851210
- Author(s): Elizabeth Kolbert
- Stock Code: 8851210
- Format: Hardback
- Illustrations: Black & white photographs, Black & white illustrations
- Pages: 336
- Published: 2014
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