The Resource The sixth extinction : an unnatural history, Elizabeth Kolbert

The sixth extinction : an unnatural history, Elizabeth Kolbert

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The sixth extinction : an unnatural history
Title
The sixth extinction
Title remainder
an unnatural history
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Kolbert
Creator
Author
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 likely to be mankind's most lasting legacy, compelling us to rethink the fundamental question of what it means to be human
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Cataloging source
YDXCP
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Kolbert, Elizabeth
Dewey number
576.8/4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QE721.2.E97
LC item number
K65 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mass extinctions
  • Extinction (Biology)
  • Environmental disasters
  • Environmental disasters
  • Extinction (Biology)
  • Mass extinctions
Label
The sixth extinction : an unnatural history, Elizabeth Kolbert
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-304) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Author's note -- Prologue -- I: The sixth extinction -- II: The mastodon's molars -- III. The original penguin -- IV. The luck of the ammonites -- V: Welcome to the anthropocene -- VI: The sea around us -- VII: Dropping acid -- VIII: The forest and the trees -- IX: Islands on dry land -- X: The new pangaea -- XI: The rhino gets an ultrasound -- XII: The madness gene -- XIII: The thing with feathers -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Selected bibliography -- Photo/Illustration credits -- Index
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Picador edition.
Extent
319 pages
Isbn
9781250062185
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn876349700
  • (OCoLC)876349700
Label
The sixth extinction : an unnatural history, Elizabeth Kolbert
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-304) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Author's note -- Prologue -- I: The sixth extinction -- II: The mastodon's molars -- III. The original penguin -- IV. The luck of the ammonites -- V: Welcome to the anthropocene -- VI: The sea around us -- VII: Dropping acid -- VIII: The forest and the trees -- IX: Islands on dry land -- X: The new pangaea -- XI: The rhino gets an ultrasound -- XII: The madness gene -- XIII: The thing with feathers -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Selected bibliography -- Photo/Illustration credits -- Index
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Picador edition.
Extent
319 pages
Isbn
9781250062185
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn876349700
  • (OCoLC)876349700

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