For as long as humans have walked the Earth, we’ve been making changes to it – oftentimes with little or no comprehension about the far-reaching consequences of our actions. But in her book, The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History, Elizabeth Kolbert opens our eyes to the powerful and possibly catastrophic mass extinction unfolding right in front of us.
Elizabeth Kolbert won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction for The Sixth Extinction, which is now out in paperback. She traveled the globe to tell the fascinating and important story of how our planet is under assault— and why we should all be concerned.
Kolbert is a staff writer for the New Yorker, a two-time National Magazine award winner and the author of the 2006 bestseller, Field Notes from a Catastrophe.