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The Sixth Extinction

The Sixth Extinction Book
Author : Elizabeth Kolbert
Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
Release : 2014-02-11
ISBN : 0805099794
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW'S 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR A major book about the future of the world, blending intellectual and natural history and field reporting into a powerful account of the mass extinction unfolding before our eyes Over the last half a billion years, there have been five mass extinctions, when the diversity of life on earth suddenly and dramatically contracted. Scientists around the world are currently monitoring the sixth extinction, predicted to be the most devastating extinction event since the asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs. This time around, the cataclysm is us. In The Sixth Extinction, two-time winner of the National Magazine Award and New Yorker writer Elizabeth Kolbert draws on the work of scores of researchers in half a dozen disciplines, accompanying many of them into the field: geologists who study deep ocean cores, botanists who follow the tree line as it climbs up the Andes, marine biologists who dive off the Great Barrier Reef. She introduces us to a dozen species, some already gone, others facing extinction, including the Panamian golden frog, staghorn coral, the great auk, and the Sumatran rhino. Through these stories, Kolbert provides a moving account of the disappearances occurring all around us and traces the evolution of extinction as concept, from its first articulation by Georges Cuvier in revolutionary Paris up through the present day. The sixth extinction is likely to be mankind's most lasting legacy; as Kolbert observes, it compels us to rethink the fundamental question of what it means to be human.

The 6th Extinction

The 6th Extinction Book
Author : James Rollins
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release : 2014-08-12
ISBN : 0062194925
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In a masterful epic that combines timeless mystery and ripped-from-the-headlines scientific intrigue, New York Times bestselling author James Rollins takes humankind to its endpoint, to a fate inscribed in rock and ice in an event known as THE 6TH EXTINCTION Life always finds a way. . . . A military research station buried in the remote Sierra Nevada Mountains of Northern California broadcasts a frantic distress call that ends with a chilling order: "This is sierra, victor, whiskey. There's been a breach. Failsafe initiated. No matter the outcome: Kill us . . . kill us all." The site is part of TECOMM, the U.S. Army Test Command. When help arrives to investigate, they discover that everyone in the lab is dead--not just the scientists, but every living thing for fifty square miles is annihilated: every animal, plant, and insect, even bacteria. The land is completely sterile-- and the blight is spreading. Only one team on earth has the scientific knowledge and military precision to handle this mission: Commander Gray Pierce and Sigma. The dead scientists were working on a secret project, researching radically different forms of life on Earth, life that could change our understanding of biology and humanity itself. But something set off an explosion in the lab, and now Sigma must contend with the apocalyptic aftermath. To prevent the inevitable, they must decipher a futuristic threat that rises out of the distant past--a time when Antarctica was green and life on Earth was balanced on a knife's edge. Following a fascinating trail of clues buried in an ancient map rescued from the lost Library of Alexandria, Sigma will make a shocking discovery involving a prehistoric continent and a new form of life and death buried under miles of ice. Gray Pierce and his dedicated team must race through eons of time and across distant continents to decipher millennia-old secrets out of the frozen past and untangle mysteries buried deep in the darkest jungles of today, as they face their greatest challenge yet: stopping the Sixth Extinction--the end of humankind. But is it already too late? The Sixth Extinction combines pulsating adventure, intriguing history, and cutting-edge advances in science and technology in a thrilling white-knuckle ride that delivers as only James Rollins can.

The Sixth Extinction

The Sixth Extinction Book
Author : Richard Leakey,Roger Lewin
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1996
ISBN : 9781857994735
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Over the last 530 million years there have been five mass extinctions of species-the last,65 million years ago,when the dinosaurs disappeared.The biodiversity of our planet may now be on the verge,Leakey and Lewin believe,of a sixth extinction,caused this time by the relentless expansion and limitless appetites of human beings. The new science of 'biodiversity',presented clearly and cogently by Leakey and Lewin,combines insights from palaeontology,biology,ecology and even economics.It integrates the role of Darwenian evolution with the increasingly recognised importance of external and unpredictable forces.

The Sixth Extinction

The Sixth Extinction Book
Author : James Rollins
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release : 2014-08-28
ISBN : 1409113957
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author returns with a gripping, high-concept adventure thriller in the Sigma Force series - for fans of Dan Brown and Michael Crichton. A remote military research station in Utah sends out a frantic distress call, ending with a chilling final command: Kill us all! By the time help arrives every living thing for fifty miles has been annihilated. And blight is spreading. To halt the inevitable, Commander Gray Pierce and Sigma must unravel a threat that rises out of the distant past, to a time when Antarctica was green and life on Earth balanced on a knife edge. Following clues from an ancient map rescued from the lost Library of Alexandria, Sigma will discover the truth about an ancient continent, about a new form of death buried under miles of ice, and the coming extinction of mankind.

Beyond the 6th Extinction

Beyond the 6th Extinction Book
Author : Shawn Sheehy
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2007
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The 6th Extinction A Novel By James Rollins Conversation Starters

The 6th Extinction  A Novel By James Rollins   Conversation Starters Book
Author : dailyBooks
Publisher :
Release : 2016-09-13
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The 6th Extinction: A Sigma Force Novel By James Rollins | Conversation Starters A Brief Look Inside: The 6th Extinction, James Rollins latest novel in the Sigma Force series, sees the members of the secret branch under DARPA race to different exotic locations in the world to thwart the plan of a geneticist that can bring the world to extinction. A cataclysmic explosion in a California military research site saw the spread of a virus the like none has ever seen. It remains up to park ranger, Jenna Beck, and her partner Nikko to cooperate with the members of Sigma Force to find out who did it and discover the cure to stop the world from coming to its sixth extinction. The 6th Extinction was immediately lauded with praises when it came out. Publishers Weekly hailed Rollins for his ability to combine historical events, geography, and genetics to create an “action-packed and exciting” thriller that is difficult to put down. EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPER than the surface of its pages. The characters and its world come alive, and even after the last page of the book is closed, the story still lives on, inciting questions and curiosity. Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed to bring us beneath the surface of the page and invite us into this world that continues to lives on. These questions can be used to… Create Hours of Conversation: • Foster a deeper understanding of the book • Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups • Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately • Explore unseen realms of the book as never seen before Disclaimer: This book you are about to enjoy is an independent resource to supplement the original book, enhancing your experience of The 6th Extinction. If you have not yet purchased a copy of the original book, please do before purchasing this unofficial Conversation Starters.

Fiction and the Sixth Mass Extinction

Fiction and the Sixth Mass Extinction Book
Author : Jonathan Elmore
Publisher : Lexington Books
Release : 2020-04-01
ISBN : 1793619204
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Fiction and the Sixth Mass Extinction is one of the first works to focus specifically on fiction’s engagements with human driven extinction. Drawing together a diverse group of scholars and approaches, this volume pairs established voices in the field with emerging scholars and traditionally recognized climate fiction ('cli-fi') with texts and media typically not associated with Anthropocene fictions. The result is a volume that both engages with and furthers existing work on Anthropocene fiction as well as laying groundwork for the budding subfield of extinction fiction. This volume takes up the collective insistence on the centrality of story to extinction studies. In various and disparate ways, each chapter engages with the stories we tell about extinction, about the extinction of animal and plant life, and about the extinction of human life itself. Answering the call to action of extinction studies, these chapters explore what kinds of humanity caused this event and what kinds may live through it; what cultural assumptions and values led to this event and which ones could lead out of it; what relationships between human life and this planet allowed the sixth mass extinction and what alternative relationships could be possible.

The 6th Extinction A Sigma Force Novel

The 6th Extinction  A Sigma Force Novel Book
Author : 80% DISCOUNT
Publisher : The New York Times Best Sellers
Release : 2014-08-12
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A remote military research station sends out a frantic distress call, ending with a chilling final command: Kill us all! Personnel from the neighboring base rush in to discover everyone already dead-and not just the scientists, but every living thing for fifty square miles is annihilated: every animal, plant, and insect, even bacteria. The land is entirely sterile-and the blight is spreading. To halt the inevitable, Commander Gray Pierce and Sigma must unravel a threat that rises out of the distant past, to a time when Antarctica was green and all life on Earth balanced upon the blade of a knife. Following clues from an ancient map rescued from the lost Library of Alexandria, Sigma will discover the truth about an ancient continent, about a new form of death buried under miles of ice. From millennia-old secrets out of the frozen past to mysteries buried deep in the darkest jungles of today, Sigma will face its greatest challenge to date: stopping the coming extinction of mankind. But is it already too late? Review "Bestseller Rollins's exciting, well-researched 10th Sigma Force novel... has everything the genre demands: Nazis, ancient maps, alien life forms, a ticking nuclear clock, and exotic, deadly beasts. Rollins makes it all believable, and ties everything together in a satisfying climax that hints at more adventures to come." — (Publisher's Weekly on THE 6th Extinction) "Fans of the series and lovers of wall-to-wall action in general will have a great time. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: For speed freaks (narrative speed, that is), Rollins always delivers the goods. Readers, start your engines" — David Pitt, Booklist (Booklist on THE 6th Extinction) Best-selling author Rollins has again crafted an excellent nail-biting thriller that all action adventure readers will love. Rollins always provides author notes with the science and historical facts behind his stories, and the creatures the team encounter are frighteningly possible! — Cynde Suite [starred review] (Library Journal on THE 6th Extinction) From the Author About James Rollins JAMES ROLLINS is the New York Times bestselling author of international thrillers that have been translated into more than forty languages. Known for unveiling unseen worlds, scientific breakthroughs, and historical secrets, Rollins' knack for breakneck pacing and stunning originality has been hailed by critics and embraced by scores of millions of readers around the world. The Critics Rave The New York Times says that his "roguish charm comes from his efforts to persuade readers the story is credible [through] real-life sources for his novel's science, history and geography." Rollins' rare blend of action, suspense, and knowledge was also mentioned by the Huffington Post, which stated that "After Crichton passed away in 2008 he clearly passed the baton to James Rollins, who like Crichton, is a renaissance man." NPR calls his work "adventurous and enormously engrossing..." and the New York Journal of Books had this to say: "If you're a fan of smart, entertaining adventure fiction, this is your summer beach read writ large....All the science, all the history, and all the locations are masterfully intertwined. The characters are multi-dimensional. And the story is, well, a corker." The Story Teller's Story As a boy immersed in the scientific adventures of Doc Savage, the wonders of Jules Verne and H.G. Wells, and pulps such as The Shadow, The Spider, and The Avenger, James Rollins decided he wanted to be a writer. He honed his storytelling skills early, spinning elaborate tales that were often at the heart of pranks played on his brothers and sisters. Before he would set heroes and villains on harrowing adventures, Rollins embarked on a career in veterinary medicine, graduating from the University of Missouri and establishing a successful veterinary practice. This hands-on knowledge of medicine and science helps shape the research and scientific speculation that set James Rollins books apart. Explosive Page-Turning Adventures The exotic locales of James Rollins novels have emerged as a hybrid between imagination, research, and his extensive travels throughout the United States and Europe, as well as New Zealand, the South Pacific, China, Southeast Asia, Africa, Australia, and South America. Recent jaunts include book tours and stops across the country and several European nations to give talks, seminars, and media interviews. In recent years, much of James' travel has involved meeting readers in small and large groups, at writing and fan conferences, and even aboard seagoing "seminars." James' mentoring and coaching skills have made him a sought after writing instructor and guest speaker for workshops, symposia, conventions, and other forums throughout the country. James Rollins is the author of nine thrillers in the bestselling Sigma Force series (Sandstorm, Map of Bones, Black Order, The Judas Strain, The Last Oracle, The Doomsday Key, The Devil Colony, Bloodline, and The Eye of God); six individual adventure thrillers; and the Jake Ransom middle grade series (Jake Ransom and the Skull King's Shadow, Jake Ransom and the Howling Sphinx.)

Guide to Elizabeth Kolbert s the Sixth Extinction

Guide to Elizabeth Kolbert s the Sixth Extinction Book
Author : Elizabeth Kolbert,Eureka
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release : 2017-03-31
ISBN : 9781545091883
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A GUIDE TO THE ORIGINAL BOOK. Guide to Elizabeth Kolbert's The Sixth Extinction Preview: The Sixth Extinction is a book by award winning journalist, Elizabeth Kolbert. In this book, the author demonstrates that species are dying out at a rate comparable to the previous mass extinctions, and if the trend of global warming, deforestation, and pollution continues in its present course, the numbers of extinct species will meet or exceed that rate of destruction. This event will include the extinction of humanity. What this means is that the current loss of life today will soon justify the term -The Sixth Extinction, - a mass extinction like the one that destroyed the dinosaurs 65 million years ago... Inside this companion: -Overview of the book -Important People -Key Insights -Analysis of Key Insights

The Peerage Baronetage and Knightage of Great Britain and Ireland for

The Peerage  Baronetage  and Knightage of Great Britain and Ireland for     Book
Author : Robert Phipps Dod
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1850
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Genealogical Memoirs of the Extinct Family of Chester of Chicheley

Genealogical Memoirs of the Extinct Family of Chester of Chicheley Book
Author : Robert Edmond Chester Waters
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1878
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Genealogical Memoirs of the Extinct Family of Chester of Chicheley book written by Robert Edmond Chester Waters, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

A Genealogical History of the Dormant

A Genealogical History of the Dormant Book
Author : Bernard Burke
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1866
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Sixth Extinction

The Sixth Extinction Book
Author : Terry Glavin
Publisher : Macmillan
Release : 2014-06-10
ISBN : 1466873582
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Sixth Extinction is a haunting account of the age in which we live. Ecologists are calling it the Sixth Great Extinction, and the world isn't losing just its ecological legacy; also vanishing is a vast human legacy of languages and our ways of living, seeing, and knowing. Terry Glavin confirms that we are in the midst of a nearly unprecedented, catastrophic vanishing of animals, plants, and human cultures. He argues that the language of environmentalism is inadequate in describing the unraveling of the vast system in which all these extinctions are actually related. And he writes that we're no longer gaining knowledge with every generation. We're losing it. In the face of what he describes as a dark and gathering sameness upon the Earth, Glavin embarks on a global journey to meet the very things we're losing (a distinct species every ten minutes, a unique vegetable variety every six hours, an entire language every two weeks) and on the way encounters some of the world's wonderful, rare things: a human-sized salmon in Russia; a mysterious Sino-Tibetan song-language; a Malayan tiger, the last of its kind; and a strange tomato that tastes just like black cherry ice cream. And he finds hope in the most unlikely places---a macaw roost in Costa Rica; a small village in Ireland; a relic community of Norse whalers in the North Atlantic; the vault beneath the Royal Botanical Garden at Kew; and the throne room of the Angh of Longwa in the eastern Himalayas. A fresh narrative take on the usual doom and gloom environmentalism, The Sixth Extinction draws upon zoology, biology, ecology, anthropology, and mythology to share the joys hidden within the long human struggle to conserve the world's living things. Here, we find hope in what's left: the absolute and stunning beauty in the Earth's last cultures and creatures.

The Dormant and Extinct Baronage of England Or An Historical and Genealogical Account of the English Nobility who Have Flourished from the Norman Conquest to the Year 1809 Vol The Fourth Continued Down to January 1837 with Corrections and Appendices by T C Banks

The Dormant and Extinct Baronage of England Or  An Historical and Genealogical Account of the English Nobility  who Have Flourished from the Norman Conquest to the Year 1809  Vol  The Fourth  Continued Down to January 1837 with Corrections and Appendices     by T  C  Banks Book
Author : T. C. Banks
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1837
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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