The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History is a 2014 non-fiction book written by Elizabeth Kolbert and published by Henry Holt & Company. The book demonstrates that the Earth is in the midst of a modern, man-made, sixth extinction. In the book, Kolbert chronicles previous mass extinction events, and compares them to the accelerated, widespread extinctions during our present time. She also describes specific species extinguished by humans, as well as the ecologies surrounding prehistoric and near-present extinction events. The author received the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction for the book in 2015. (via Wikipedia)
Unless otherwise noted, the BC Humanist book club will be held on the first Tuesday of every month at a members home.
Please suggest books for upcoming months and invite anyone who may be interested.
Most books are available at the Vancouver Public Library or local book stores or through the BC Humanist Association.
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