The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History (Young Readers Adaptation)


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The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History (Young Readers Adaptation)

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In this young readers adaptation of the New York Times–bestselling, Pulitzer Prize–winning The Sixth Extinction, Elizabeth Kolbert tells us why and how human beings have altered life on the planet in a way no species has before.

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 monitoring the sixth extinction, predicted to be the most devastating extinction event since the asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs.

Adapting from her New York Times–bestselling, Pulitzer Prize–winning adult nonfiction, Elizabeth Kolbert explores the Anthropocene era: the era defined by human impact. This young readers adaptation is made accessible with its additional explanations of scientific concepts. Along with photographs from the original book, the adaptation includes illustrations to help make the past, present, and future of extinction compelling for younger readers.

Author's note. Glossary. Index. Black-and-white illustrations.
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