The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History Literature Guide

Title: The Sixth Extinction

Author: Elizabeth Kolbert

Genre: Nonfiction

Publication Date: 2014

Introduction

In The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural HistoryElizabeth Kolbert explores the impact of humans on Earth’s ecosystem. After surveying the previous five major mass extinction events in Earth’s history, Kolbert proposes that humanity is in the midst of a sixth mass extinction. Currently, extinction rates are higher than they’ve ever been in the scientific record, leading many scientists to conclude that human beings have forever changed the face of the planet.

Elizabeth Kolbert Biography

The Sixth Extinction Background

The Sixth Extinction Major Figures

The Sixth Extinction Summary and Analysis

The Sixth Extinction Themes

The Sixth Extinction Quotes

The Sixth Extinction Discussion Questions

The Sixth Extinction Glossary

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