Do you enjoy reading and discussing books about the natural history, conservation, and appreciation of birds? If so, join us for a book discussion group where we will explore a variety of buzzworthy new books, literary prize winners, and influential classics.
The next book selection is The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History. 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, author Elizabeth Kolbert draws on the work of scores of researchers in half a dozen disciplines, accompanying many of them into the field. 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. Pulitzer Prize winner; New York Times Book Review selection for 2014 Ten Best Books of the Year.
Please note that there are a few copies of the book available for checkout at the Dungeness River Center office.
Where: Dungeness River Audubon Center
Date: Tuesday, November 27th
Time: 4:00pm – 5:30pm