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The sixth extinction : an unnatural history / Elizabeth Kolbert.

Authors: Kolbert, Elizabeth.
Call number: 576.84 KOL
Publication: New York : Henry Holt and Company, [2014].
Publication date: [2014].
Subject: Mass extinctions.
Extinction (Biology)
Environmental disasters.
Title: The sixth extinction : an unnatural history / Elizabeth Kolbert.
Physical description: 319 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents note: The sixth extinction -- The mastodon's molars -- The original penguin -- The luck of the ammonites -- Welcome to the Anthropocene -- The sea around us -- Dropping acid -- The forest and the trees -- Islands on dry land -- The new Pangaea -- The rhino gets an ultrasound -- The madness gene -- The thing with feathers.
Summary note: Provides a moving account of the disappearances occurring all around us and traces the evolution of extinction as concept, from its first articulation by Georges Cuvier in revolutionary Paris up through the present day. The sixth extinction is likely to be mankind's most lasting legacy, compelling us to rethink the fundamental question of what it means to be human.
Biography note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-304) and index.
ISBN: 9780805092998 (hardback)
0805092994 (hardback)
LCCN: 2013028683
Url for this record: http://sherloc.imcpl.org/?itemid=|library/marc/dynix|1494108
Bib No.: 1494108

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