The Sixth Extinction (Tenth Anniversary Edition) By Elizabeth Kolbert

  • Narrated by: Anne Twomey, Elizabeth Kolbert
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Release date: 04-16-24

The Sixth Extinction (Tenth Anniversary Edition) By Elizabeth Kolbert AudioBook summary


The 10th Anniversary Edition of the powerful and important work about the future of the world, blending intellectual and natural history and field reporting into a compelling 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.

The Sixth Extinction draws on the work of scores of researchers in half a dozen disciplines—geologists who study deep ocean cores, botanists who follow the tree line as it climbs up the Andes, and marine biologists who dive off the Great Barrier Reef. Elizabeth Kolbert, two-time winner of the National Magazine Award and New Yorker writer, accompanies many of these researchers into the field, and introduces you to a dozen species—some already gone, others facing extinction—that are being affected by the sixth extinction.


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