EBOOK The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History


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    Elizabeth Kolbert ´ 4 Read EBOOK The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History Yes, human caused extinction is upon us in full force. As science journalist extraordinaire Elizabeth Kolbert te

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    EBOOK The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History Elizabeth Kolbert ´ 4 Read Summary ç PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Elizabeth Kolbert This book introduces no new ideas, nor does it state any old ideas in a novel or particularly insightful way, nor is it comprehensive enough for someone who knows nothing about natural history to really come away with a good understanding of the change humans have brought to the planet. Rehashes a lot of what anyone interested in natural history already knows. Kolbert spends too much time writing about her personal experiences and observa

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    EBOOK The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History Free download The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History In the excellent THE SIXTH EXTINCTION (TSE), Elizabeth Kolbert briefly discusses the so called big five mass extinctions, which had cataclysmic effects on earth’s biodiversity. These mass extinctions and their probable causes are the: End Ordovician, glaciation; Late Devonian, volcanism; End Permian, the warming of the oceans, the rampant proliferation of a bacteria that produced hydrogen sulfide, and a consequent greenhouse effect; Late

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    EBOOK The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History Elizabeth Kolbert ´ 4 Read Summary ç PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Elizabeth Kolbert typical pseudo scientific apocalyptic environmental hysteria.

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    Summary ç PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Elizabeth Kolbert EBOOK The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History Elizabeth Kolbert ´ 4 Read Interesting topic, terribly written, poorly argued. Was unable to complete it because of it's childish narrative voice. No science here.

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    EBOOK The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History I am a very active reader of all types of literature. This was my sons summer reading assignment for senior year. Hands down the worst book I ever attempted to read. Sorry! A teacher that chooses this book for a summer reading is clearly setting kids up for failure! Very disappointing on all levels. No offense to the auth

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    EBOOK The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History 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

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    EBOOK The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History Purchased 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 interest in the environment, wildlife, Earth science etc. It is well informed

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    Elizabeth Kolbert ´ 4 Read Summary ç PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Elizabeth Kolbert EBOOK The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History This is a beautifully written book about the way that humans in the last two hundred years or so have been ruining the world. It was interesting to read this book after reading "Factfulness" which is full of hope that the problems of the world can be solved. I fear that the surging populations of Asia, Africa and South America and

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    Free download The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History Summary ç PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Elizabeth Kolbert Elizabeth Kolbert ´ 4 Read I bought this book as it was on Bill Gates' summer reading list. What I read was shocking.

    I have been to the Great Barrier Reef but found out that, since I was there, about half of it has gone due to ocean acidification as a result of a

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    EBOOK The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History Free download The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History A sobering précis 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 you'd expect from the author as a Journalist, leaving the reader to form

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Free download The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History

Free download The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History Elizabeth Kolbert ´ 4 Read Summary ç PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Elizabeth Kolbert 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

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Free download The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History Elizabeth Kolbert ´ 4 Read Summary ç PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Elizabeth Kolbert 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. This is a beautifully written book about the way that humans in the last two hundred years or so have been ruining the world It was interesting to read this book after reading Factfulness which is full of hope that the problems of the world can be solved I fear that the surging populations of Asia Africa and South America and their demands for a better life will make it impossible to reverse the tide of climate change and rising acidity in the oceans which will dominate life over the coming decades

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Free download The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History Elizabeth Kolbert ´ 4 Read Summary ç PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Elizabeth Kolbert 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

  • Paperback
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  • The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History
  • Elizabeth Kolbert
  • English
  • 14 May 2020
  • 1250062187