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Salter Center Book Discussion: The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert

Monday, June 15
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Salter Community Center

Adult, Book Discussion Groups

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.

For more information, call the adult reference desk at 248-246-3727.

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