The 6th Extinction
Score: 4.5
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The 6th Extinction


  • Author: James Rollins
  • Release Date : 2014-08-12
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
  • File Size: 4866734 Bytes


In a masterful epic that combines timeless mystery and ripped-from-the-headlines scientific intrigue, New York Times bestselling author James Rollins takes humankind to its endpoint, to a fate inscribed in rock and ice in an event known asTHE 6TH EXTINCTIONLife always finds a way. . . .A military research station buried in the remote Sierra Nevada Mountains of Northern California broadcasts a frantic distress call that ends with a chilling order:"This is sierra, victor, whiskey. There's been a breach. Failsafe initiated. No matter the outcome: Kill us . . . kill us all."The site is part of TECOMM, the U.S. Army Test Command. When help arrives to investigate, they discover that everyone in the lab is dead--not just the scientists, but every living thi...

The Sixth Extinction
Score: 4
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The Sixth Extinction


  • Author: Elizabeth Kolbert
  • Release Date : 2014-02-11
  • Genre: Nature
  • File Size: 6868589 Bytes


ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW'S 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEARA 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 eyes Over the last half a billion years, there have been five mass extinctions, when the diversity of life on 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 The Sixth Extinction, two-time winner of the National Magazine Award and New Yorker writer Elizabeth Kolbert draws on the work of scores of ...

The Sixth Extinction
Score: 4
From 65 Ratings

The Sixth Extinction


  • Author : Elizabeth Kolbert
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
  • Release Date : 2014-02-11
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780805099799


The Sixth Extinction Book Description :

ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW'S 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR A 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 eyes Over the last half a billion years, there have been five mass extinctions, when the diversity of life on 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 The Sixth Extinction, two-time winner of the National Magazine Award and New Yorker writer Elizabeth Kolbert draws on the work of scores of...

The Sixth Extinction
Score: 4
From 59 Ratings

The Sixth Extinction


  • Author : Elizabeth Kolbert
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 2014-01-01
  • Genre: Environmental disasters
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781408851210


The Sixth Extinction Book Description :

"Over the last half billion years, there have been five major mass extinctions, when the diversity of life on Earth suddenly and dramatically contracted. Scientists are currently monitoring the sixth extinction, predicted to be the most devastating since the asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs. This time around the cataclysm is us. In this book the author tells us why and how human beings have altered life on the planet in a way no species has before. She provides a moving account of the disappearances of various species occurring all around us and traces the evolution of extinction as concept, from its first articulation by Georges Cuvier in revolutionary Paris up to Lyell and Darwin, and through the present day. The sixth extinction is lik...

The Sixth Extinction
Score: 4
From 59 Ratings

The Sixth Extinction


  • Author : Elizabeth Kolbert
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2014-02-13
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781408851234


The Sixth Extinction Book Description :

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. 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....

The Sixth Extinction
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Sixth Extinction


  • Author : Richard E. Leakey
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385468091


The Sixth Extinction Book Description :

Chronicling five times in the history of the earth in which more than half of all living species disappeared in a geological instant, a geological study states that we are on the brink of a sixth mass extinction and presents supporting evidence. Reprint....

Guide to Elizabeth Kolbert s the Sixth Extinction

Guide to Elizabeth Kolbert s the Sixth Extinction


  • Author : Elizabeth Kolbert
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release Date : 2017-03-31
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1545091889


Guide to Elizabeth Kolbert s the Sixth Extinction Book Description :

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A GUIDE TO THE ORIGINAL BOOK. Guide to Elizabeth Kolbert's The Sixth Extinction Preview: The Sixth Extinction is a book by award winning journalist, Elizabeth Kolbert. In this book, the author demonstrates that species are dying out at a rate comparable to the previous mass extinctions, and if the trend of global warming, deforestation, and pollution continues in its present course, the numbers of extinct species will meet or exceed that rate of destruction. This event will include the extinction of humanity. What this means is that the current loss of life today will soon justify the term -The Sixth Extinction, - a mass extinction like the one that destroyed the dinosaurs 65 million years ago... Inside this companion: -Overview ...

Field Notes from a Catastrophe
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

Field Notes from a Catastrophe


  • Author : Elizabeth Kolbert
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2015-02-03
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781620409893


Field Notes from a Catastrophe Book Description :

A new edition of the book that launched Elizabeth Kolbert's career as an environmental writer-updated with three new chapters, making it, yet again, "irreplaceable" (Boston Globe). Elizabeth Kolbert's environmental classic Field Notes from a Catastrophe first developed out of a groundbreaking, National Magazine Award-winning three-part series in The New Yorker. She expanded it into a still-concise yet richly researched and damning book about climate change: a primer on the greatest challenge facing the world today. But in the years since, the story has continued to develop; the situation has become more dire, even as our understanding grows. Now, Kolbert returns to the defining book of her career. She has added a chapter bringing things up-to-date on...

Beyond the Sixth Extinction

Beyond the Sixth Extinction


  • Author : Shawn Sheehy
  • Publisher : Candlewick Studio
  • Release Date : 2018-10
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 076368788X


Beyond the Sixth Extinction Book Description :

Elaborate pop-ups feature some wonderfully creepy creatures that just might dominate the ecosystem and be essential to our planet's survival in an eerily realistic future world. Whether or not we know it, the sixth global extinction is already under way, propelled not by a meteor but by human activity on Earth. Take a long step forward into the year 4847 with the help of stunning pop-ups portraying eight fantastical creatures, along with spreads and flaps presenting details about each one. Paper engineer Shawn Sheehy envisions the aftermath of extinction as a flourishing ecosystem centered around fictional creatures that could evolve from existing organisms. Promising high appeal for science-fiction fans of all ages -- and plenty of food for discussi...

The 100 Best Nonfiction Books of All Time

The 100 Best Nonfiction Books of All Time


  • Author : Robert McCrum
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2018
  • Genre: Best books
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1903385830


The 100 Best Nonfiction Books of All Time Book Description :

100 Best Non Fiction Books has its origins in the recent 2 year-long Observer serial which every week featured a work of non fiction). It is also a companion volume to McCrum's very successful 100 Best Novels published by Galileo in 2015. The list of books starts in 1611 with the King James Bible and ends in 2014 with Elizabeth Kolbert's The Sixth Extinction. And in between, on this extraordinary voyage through the written treasures of our culture we meet Pepys' Diaries, Charles Darwin's The Origin of Species, Stephen Hawking's A Brief History of Time and a whole host of additional works....

The 6th Extinction
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The 6th Extinction


  • Author : James Rollins
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2014-08-12
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062194923


The 6th Extinction Book Description :

In a masterful epic that combines timeless mystery and ripped-from-the-headlines scientific intrigue, New York Times bestselling author James Rollins takes humankind to its endpoint, to a fate inscribed in rock and ice in an event known as THE 6TH EXTINCTION Life always finds a way. . . . A military research station buried in the remote Sierra Nevada Mountains of Northern California broadcasts a frantic distress call that ends with a chilling order: "This is sierra, victor, whiskey. There's been a breach. Failsafe initiated. No matter the outcome: Kill us . . . kill us all." The site is part of TECOMM, the U.S. Army Test Command. When help arrives to investigate, they discover that everyone in the lab is dead--not just the scientists, but every livin...