The Sixth Extinction - Elizabeth Kolbert

The Sixth Extinction

By Elizabeth Kolbert

  • Release Date: 2014-02-11
  • Genre: Nature
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The Sixth Extinction Elizabeth Kolbert Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars

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  • the 6th extinction

    By Internet law
    Brilliantly written! logically tying together such a range of research and making logical sense is just remarkable. thanks for a great read.
  • What enjoyment I had reading your novel

    By Wat a sucky written review
    I enjoyed reading your novel very much out was very in detain in the discriptions and experiment details that once I started reading it it starting becoming that much more interesting that I count put it down it took me three to four days to read since I read it in between my day dreams and my work habits that it was on my mind almost every second this book was suggested on Facebook from one of my contacts that I have on my Facebook friends all they said was they read it so I'm saying I read it and would like to read more by this author in the future it had a firm grip on the reader from begging to end not like one of those books that's starts of boring from the begging and ends up being boring at the end the middle is a whole mother story but my favorite parto of f this book was the part when you were explaining the diversity side of extinction how the effects aren't just man made but also made by nature or a introduced species it was that good I'm glad to have payed for this book is rather have found it in the library but paying for it through iTunes means I can refer to it if I choose to for any referance to depicted references that I may look forward to in the future or even past present ordeals hahahaha but it was good I liked it a lot two thumbs
  • Interesting but Disconnected Stories

    By Pixelarum
    The author's experiences and stories are all interesting and educational but were not tied together in a way that showed relationships or deeper themes. While the conclusion is obvious (we need to be better stewards of the planet), the reader is left with a certain disconnectedness. Maybe an expanded 2e can tie things together better.
  • Good but...

    By Merc88
    Nice start and middle but is just fell off a cliff at the end. I was unsure I had finished it. Weak ending
  • Very enjoyable book

    By NateDogg213
    Even if you aren't a science nut, this is a highly annoyance read that makes you think about the impact we are having on the world around us.
  • Important read for understanding what humans are up to

    By halfacat
    This book is engrossing from the start and never let's up. The writer has extensively researched the subject matter and does a great job of jumping between history and current day issues regarding how large extinctions have and are happening on the planet. If you have trouble understanding what climate change is or want to engage deniers more intelligently then this book is a mist read. Understanding the thoroughness that scientists have put unto making their findings makes arguments against them pale. It requires a book like this to scratch the surface of what people are talking about when it comes to climate change.
  • The Sixth Extinction

    By Rodolfo1728
    Very knowledgable, interesting, given in a factual manner. Readable for the layman. I now understand better, the scientific theories of our time.
  • Fascinating!

    By Satyamlo
    This is an important book for anyone interested in the past and future of human existence. Shouldn't we all? Elizabeth Kolbert scientific writing is very clear, but also entertaining. I never thought that a book about bones and dying species would keep me reading as if it were a thriller. Actually, the Sixth Extinction is a thriller since it deals with our own survival. This book should be required reading in high school or college. Well done, Ms. Kolbert.
  • Myths of the Ancients

    By Moxylate
    The fraud is ever perpetuated that since one is incompetent to live one's life morally, one must be guided, thru violence as necessary, to a authoritarian's mandate. Such it is with this nihilistic tour de coucou .. wherein the dogma of conformity (deformity?) is the credo of Cossacks

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