The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert

The book explores the concept of the sixth extinction, suggesting that we are currently in the midst of it due to human activity. By examining previous mass extinctions and the current rapid loss of species, the author argues that humans are causing a mass extinction event through climate change, habitat destruction, and spreading of non-native species. The book offers a sobering look at the impact of human behavior on the natural world, emphasizing the urgency of addressing these environmental issues.

The 1816th greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 563

Since this book was first published in 2014, there is a penalty of 64.0%. The age adjusted score is 202.68.

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