The Sixth Extinction: Young Readers Edition

Elizabeth Kolbert

Nature

An engaging edition for young readers of the Pulitzer Prize Winner.

In this adaptation of the adult bestseller, Elizabeth Kolbert revisits her moving and comprehensive account of the mass extinction unfolding before our eyes. Over the last half 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 event since the asteroid collision that wiped out the dinosaurs. This time around, the cataclysm is us.

This pivotal book enlightens middle grade readers about the future of the world and shows that the sixth extinction is likely to be mankind’s most lasting legacy, compelling us to rethink the fundamental question of what it means to be human.