The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History


by Elizabeth Kolbert

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.



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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.

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Book Condition

Used – Like New




319 pages


2015 by Bloomsbury Paperbacks, First published February 11, 2014


Nonfiction, Biology, History, Science


Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction (2015),
Helen Bernstein Book Award Nominee for Excellence in Journalism (2015),
Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Science and Technology (2014),
National Book Critics Circle Award Nominee for General Nonfiction (2014),
PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award Nominee for Shortlist (2015),
Andrew Carnegie Medal Nominee for Nonfiction (Shortlist) (2015),
Kirkus Prize Nominee for Nonfiction (Finalist) (2014),
Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Nonfiction (2014)

The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History


1 in stock