The Sixth Extinction is a book about the time era which we are in now and have been for a while, the Anthropocene, and is all about the damages, loss of life, and endangered species and extinctions that occurred recently due to our wrong doing and damages to our planet Earth. The author of the book is Elizabeth Kolbert. She is a staff writer at The New Yorker, she is a New York Times best selling author, and has wrote for both the Time Magazine and the New York Times. She has won many awards for her writing and works including the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction for The Sixth Extinction.
From the loss of the last of several endangered species, tales of how other species became extinct from our doings, loss of plant species and amphibians, to the studies and research that support and show evidence behind the term and the claims of “Anthropocene,” this book looks to be a great read especially if written by Elizabeth Kolbert. The general idea behind the book seems to be how we humans first evolved over millions of years, survived, thrived, spread out over the entire globe, and now are destroying the land, habitats, ecosystems, climate, and entire planet we once cherished and relied on for our survival. How long we have left all depends on how well we do to try and reverse or slow down the destruction process that we have thus far created which has brought havoc to our planet.