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The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History - Elizabeth Kolbert
The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781408851210 (1408851210)
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
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5.0 The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History
This book does a great job showing how mankind has effected the Earth and it’s environmental ecosystems, not just in the modern era but for thousands of years. Everything the author discusses is well documented or shown to be very well researched hypotheses.There have been five mass extinction event...
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2.0 The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History
Each chapter was interesting enough and would have made a nice magazine article. As a book, it didn't work to well. The book was rather superficial and lacked detail. I get the impression that the author thinks humans are evil and responsible for every extinction since humans became a species. A...
Midu Reads
Midu Reads rated it
What I thought:The Sixth ExtinctionThe Panamanian Golden Frogs are the focus of the chapter. However, the chapter is about the extinction of a large number of amphibians. Just made me sad as reading about extinctions always does.The Mastodon's MolarsFascinating story about an anatomist drawing concl...
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4.0 The Sixth Extinction . Elizabeth Kolbert
In many ways, this book is preaching to the choir. Those of us who would pick it up to read already know a fair bit about the subject of extinction. For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a fan of dinosaurs (my father claimed that I knew all their names by the time I was two). They are usually how...
Tea, Cats, and Books
Tea, Cats, and Books rated it
4.0 The Sixth Extinction: A brief history of how people have been fucking up the world
Okay, so that title doesn't sound super positive. But let's not sugar coat it, humans are a disease on this planet. As much as we are a natural product of biology and evolved like every other living thing on the planet, we are one of the most destructive things to have ever existed. For being the "m...
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