The Sixth Extinction

The Sixth Extinction-book cover

Over the last half-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.

Author(s): Elizabeth Kolbert
ISBN: 9781250062185
Publisher: Picador
Published: January 2015
Number of Pages: 269