The Sixth Extinction: Patterns of Life and the Future of Humankind

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Anchor Books, 1996 - Science - 271 pages
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Chronicling five times in the history of the earth in which more than half of all living species disappeared in a geological instant, a geological study states that we are on the brink of a sixth mass extinction and presents supporting evidence. Reprint.

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User Review  - mirrani - LibraryThing

Surprisingly entertaining book that discusses the evolution of the world itself, breaking it down by areas and locations, proving that species have a natural tendency to come and go and suggesting ... Read full review

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User Review  - Aaron Rodriguez - Goodreads

This book is comprehensive overview regarding earths past mass extinction events. The "sixth extinction" according to Leaky and Lewin is an observable, consequential end game scenario for biodiversity ... Read full review

Contents

A Personal Perspective
1
Lifes Salient Mystery
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3 The Mainspring of Evolution
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About the author (1996)

Leakey is the world's most famous living paleoanthropologist.

Roger Lewin is a prize-winning author and wrote the acclaimed Complexity: Life at the Edge of Chaos; recipient of the inaugural Lewis Thomas Award for excellence in the communication of life sciences; and the 1992 Award for contribution to issues in conservation by the Society of Conservation Biology. Between 1990 and 1993, he was a visiting professor in biology at Wayne State University, and an associate of the Peabody Museum, Harvard University from 1993 to 1998. He speaks frequently around the world at conferences on complexity science and business.

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