D out to save the species A fascinating look at the evidence for the world currently being at the start of a sixth extinction event and how extinctions are driven by human activity There s a background to the theories of evolution and an explanation of why our assumptions of the resilience of the earth s systems may be horribly wrong It "Took Me Some Time "me some time read it but I can say it was one of the best lectures I ve had I m not a huge fan of books
I don t read often and somehow this book kept me interested don t read often and somehow this book kept me interested the content was awakening An excellent book on recent evolution Elizabeth Kolbert has written a clear and very readable account of the previous and current extinctions It makes depressing reading to realise that in spite of our fantastic achievements and capabilities we humans are doing precious little to slow or ameliorate the present inevitable loss of life forms Why. Species has before Interweaving research in half a dozen disciplines descriptions of the fascinating species that have already been lost and the history of extinction as a concept Kolbert provides a moving and comprehensive account of the disappearances occurring before our very eyes She shows that the sixth extinction is likely to be mankind's most lasting legacy compelling us to rethink the fundamental uestion of what it means to be hum. Ased through a third party maybe because the title is
out of print I can t understand why it would be as it is essential reading for anyone with an of print I can t understand why it would be as it is essential reading for anyone with an in the environment wildlife Earth science etc It is well informed and written stylishly Although a detailed discussion of extinction and fully referenced it engages the reader throughout and I found it difficult to put aside We are facing one of the found it difficult to put aside We are facing one of the greatest existential events the Sixth Anthropocene extinction Faster deadlier and powerful that the previous 5 put togetherThis is not a fictional event but a result of our our callousness and ignoranceRead about it and then be prepared to look upon every single living thing ou come upon with respect and awe Really enjoyed this paperback book it looks at different extinctions or near extinctions over the world and tells the story of how conservation work is being carrie. Earth suddenly and dramatically contracted Scientists around the world are currently monitoring the sixth extinction predicted to be the most devastating extinction event since the asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs This time around the cataclysm is us In prose that is at once frank entertaining and deeply informed New Yorker writer Elizabeth Kolbert tells us why and how human beings have altered life on the planet in a way no. .
A sobering pr cis with examples to illustrate where the world is in it s ecological history and how likely we and our fellow inhabitants are to survive the next the sixth extinction Evidence is presented dispassionately and unemotionally as ou d expect from the author as a Journalist leaving the reader to
form their own opinions this should be ontheir own opinions This should be on must read list if ou care at all about the future of the planet and it s dependants I almost awarded 4 of the planet and it s dependants I almost awarded 4 as like other reviewers I felt it lacked somewhat in the illustration department However the subject matter is so
important I feel it would be churlish to down grade itI feel it would be churlish to down grade it that alone Clearly written explanation of how we got the where we are now and the future we face Everyone should read this Very good book about the 6 extinction events5 in the past the 6th we are living through and causingScary but fascinating Purch. WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZEONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW'S 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEARA NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERA NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALISTA major book about the future of the world blending intellectual and natural history and field reporting into a powerful account of the mass extinction unfolding before our eyesOver the last half billion ears there have been Five mass extinctions when the diversity of life on.