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A superb exploration and a tragic tale: what is happening as humans change the planet

The Sixth Extinction, An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert. Bloomsbury 2014. Reviewed by Pauline Richards The Sixth Extinction is a remarkable achievement, a finely written and enthralling read.  Elizabeth Kolbert traces a single, current extinction event in the context of the history of life on Earth. Her  research was exhaustive, involving the examination