I don't know about you, but I've never felt a pit in my stomach over a story about frogs or bats, but this book changed that for me. The author delves into some of the issues we are facing across the planet in terms of loss of biodiversity and some of the things causing it. Our own wellbeing as a species depends on the wellbeing of the wildlife across our planet and the ecosystems on which they depend and should be protected at all costs before any more damage is done.
Drawing on the work of geologists, botanists, marine biologists and other researchers, an award-winning writer for The New Yorker discusses the five devastating mass extinctions on earth and predicts the coming of a sixth. 75,000 first printing.