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 this major book about the future of the world, New Yorker writer Elizabeth Kolbert blends intellectual and natural history and field reporting into a powerful account of the mass extinction unfolding before our eyes.
You are invited to join the Owl Book Group – newcomers are always welcome – for a great book discussion at 10:30 AM in the library’s 2nd floor Lewis Community Room. Unless otherwise noted, the group typically meets on the last Friday of each month. Find a list of titles at http://library.cedarmill.org/services/book-clubs/