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The sixth extinction : an unnatural history, Elizabeth Kolbert

Label
The sixth extinction : an unnatural history
Title
The sixth extinction
Title remainder
an unnatural history
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Kolbert
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Over the last half billion years, there have been five major mass extinctions, when the diversity of life on Earth suddenly and dramatically contracted. Scientists are currently monitoring the sixth extinction, predicted to be the most devastating since the asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs. This time around the cataclysm is us. In this book the author tells us why and how human beings have altered life on the planet in a way no species has before. She provides a moving account of the disappearances of various species occurring all around us and traces the evolution of extinction as concept, from its first articulation by Georges Cuvier in revolutionary Paris up to Lyell and Darwin, and through the present day. The sixth extinction is likely to be mankind's most lasting legacy, compelling us to rethink the fundamental question of what it means to be human
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kolbert, Elizabeth
Dewey number
576.8/4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QE721.2.E97
LC item number
K65 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mass extinctions
  • Extinction (Biology)
  • Environmental disasters
  • SCIENCE / Environmental Science
  • SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Evolution
Label
The sixth extinction : an unnatural history, Elizabeth Kolbert
Link
http://santaclara.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=3272D8DB-41A5-434E-BBA8-07523BF40517
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-304) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The sixth extinction -- The mastodon's molars -- The original penguin -- The luck of the ammonites -- Welcome to the Anthropocene -- The sea around us -- Dropping acid -- The forest and the trees -- Islands on dry land -- The new Pangaea -- The rhino gets an ultrasound -- The madness gene -- The thing with feathers
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (319 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780805099799
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
3272D8DB-41A5-434E-BBA8-07523BF40517
System control number
  • ocn886577174
  • (OCoLC)886577174
Label
The sixth extinction : an unnatural history, Elizabeth Kolbert
Link
http://santaclara.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=3272D8DB-41A5-434E-BBA8-07523BF40517
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-304) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The sixth extinction -- The mastodon's molars -- The original penguin -- The luck of the ammonites -- Welcome to the Anthropocene -- The sea around us -- Dropping acid -- The forest and the trees -- Islands on dry land -- The new Pangaea -- The rhino gets an ultrasound -- The madness gene -- The thing with feathers
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (319 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780805099799
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
3272D8DB-41A5-434E-BBA8-07523BF40517
System control number
  • ocn886577174
  • (OCoLC)886577174

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