On March 19, 2018, the last male northern white rhinoceros, Sudan, dies, insuring the likelihood of the species’ extinction. Its death is one blip in a six mass extinction Scientists around the world are currently monitoring. It is suspected that this will be the most impactful contraction of life diversity on Earth since an asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs. Elizabeth Kolbert guides readers through this massive event with The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History. She introduces us to the life disappearing from our planet and demands what does it mean to be human in the midst of mass death.

Book Title: The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History

Book Author: Elizabeth Kolbert

ISBN Number: 0805092994 (ISBN13: 9780805092998)

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