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FREE READ ☆ The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History Join or create book clubs ó 1 FREE READ READ & DOWNLOAD The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History 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. typical pseudo scientific apocalyptic environmental hysteria Good Behavior 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. typical pseudo scientific apocalyptic environmental hysteria

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FREE READ ☆ The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History Join or create book clubs ó 1 FREE READ READ & DOWNLOAD The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History 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 years there have been Five mass extinctions when the diversity of life on. Yes human caused extinction is upon us in full force As science journalist extraordinaire Elizabeth Kolbert tells it we humans have been killing whatever we could whenever we could since the beginning of our tenure here on earth First the mastodons the giant sloths the great flightless birds the woolly rhino then the whales the gorillas the tigers the buffalo etc The first cause was ignorance Primitive humans just didn t know that they were destroying the source of their subsistence until they had to move on Today we know the truthAnd that truth is there is nowhere to move on to This book is a detailed and fascinating delineation of just what we are doing to the planet and how From the fishes in the sea to the polar bears on the ice all fall down Why Willful ignorance stupidity and the devil take tomorrowBut it might be said so what if we kill off all sorts of creatures great and small We don t need them We have our pigs and cows and chickens We grow corn and soy Yes the little foxes are cute and the lions magnificent But we have zoos and preserves After you ve seen a few elephants you don t need to see vast herds of themThis is the view of many people in high places in government and at the helms of giant corporations whose main concern is staying in power and improving the bottom line But here s the rub with the extraordinary rate of the current extinction what we might be left with is nearly sterile oceans stunted scrub forests destroyed ecologies and starving humans at one another s throats Combine that with global warming and desperate leaders flinging nuclear bombs around and yes Chicken Little the sky is fallingOkay rant over with Let me say a few things about this splendid book that is so readable and so full of information humor and the kind of passion that lights up the pages Kolbert combines research interviews and fieldwork into a very readable vivid and informative narrative that is so good thatwell she won the Pulitzer Prize for this book in 2015Some notes and uotes The reason this book is being written by a hairy biped rather than a scaly one has to do with dinosaurian misfortune than with any particular mammalian virtue p 91 Warming today is taking place at least ten times faster than it did at the end of the last glaciation and at the end of those glaciations that preceded it To keep up organisms will have to migrate or otherwise adapt at least ten times uickly p 162Kolbert notes that during the Pleistocene 25 million years ago to about 11700 years ago temperatures were significantly lower than they are now mainly because the glacial periods tended to be longer than the interglacial periods What this means is that most life forms are probably not going to be able to deal with the heat since temperatures never got much warmer than they are right now In other words we are experiencing an accelerated catastrophe p171Kolbert describes the red legged honeycreeper as the most beautiful bird I have ever seen p 178 So naturally I had to Google it It is indeed beautiful The reader might want to take a look It s very blue with some neat black trim and those incongruous red legsKolbert observes that we are creating a New Pangaea because our global transport systems are sending plants and animals all around the globe Instead of the continents moving closer together the plants and animals are moving closer together as on a single continent p 208A joke after the journal Nature published proof of the existence of the Denisovan hominids because of a DNA rich finger found in southern Siberia there came a newspaper headline Giving Accepted Prehistoric History the Finger p 253As to the controversy over what killed off the megafauna in eg North and South America in Siberia in Australia Kolbert minces no words and comes down strong on the likely suspect us And as for the Neanderthal ditto See chapters XI and XIIShe writes Before humans finally did in the Neanderthals they had sex with them She notes that most people today are slightly up to four percent Neanderthal p 238 Personally according to 23 and Me I am 38% Neanderthal Dennis Littrell author of Understanding Evolution and Ourselves Pet to the Tentacle Monsters future of the world blending intellectual and natural history and फिरफिरे field reporting into a powerful account of the mass extinction unfolding before our eyesOver the last half billion years there have been Five mass extinctions when the diversity of life on. 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FREE READ ☆ The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History Join or create book clubs ó 1 FREE READ READ & DOWNLOAD The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History 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. 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 The only odd note in the book is the author s writing style where scientific explanations and historical background are shot through with very specific apparently irrelevant personal details one person she meets has different coloured eyes kangaroo meat forms part of the meal taken with a bunch of Israeli scientists she has a dream about a frog smoking a cigarette But perhaps this is the extreme of a writing style that while humanising the experts in the process imparts a great deal of information not just about them but specifically about their work The scope of this book is remarkably broad and the author does a very good job of explaining both how extinctions are taking place and how they are being researched I bought this expecting a far straightforward science book but it was a surprisingly compelling read The Ants Go Marching One by One 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 27 Groups of Exercises: Trumpet fundamental uestion of what it means to be hum. A Dear Jane fascinating look at the evidence Third Lies the Charm The Liar Society #3 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 The only odd note in the book is the author s writing style where scientific explanations and historical background are shot through with very specific apparently irrelevant personal details one person she meets has different coloured eyes kangaroo meat Keepsake Stories Keepsake Stories Rapunzel forms part of the meal taken with a bunch of Israeli scientists she has a dream about a Photographic Atlas of Entomology and Guide to Insect Identification frog smoking a cigarette But perhaps this is the extreme of a writing style that while humanising the experts in the process imparts a great deal of information not just about them but specifically about their work The scope of this book is remarkably broad and the author does a very good job of explaining both how extinctions are taking place and how they are being researched I bought this expecting a Rappin' With Ten Thousand Carabaos in the Dark Poems far straightforward science book but it was a surprisingly compelling read