This is one of my favourite books about evolution. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, one of the New York Times Best 10 Books of the Year, bestseller and a National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist… A 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 eyes.
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.
- Paperback: 336 pages
- Publisher: Picador; Reprint edition (January 6, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1250062187
- ISBN-13: 978-1250062185
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.9 x 8.3 inches