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Author Glavin, Terry, 1955-

Title The sixth extinction : journeys among the lost and left behind / Terry Glavin
Published New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, [2006]


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Description xii, 318 pages ; 24 cm
Summary "Terry Glavin confirms that we are in the midst of a nearly unprecedented, catastrophic vanishing of animals, plants, and human cultures. He argues that the language of environmentalism is inadequate in describing the unraveling of the vast system in which all these extinctions are actually related. And he writes that we're no longer gaining knowledge with every generation. We're losing it."
"In the face of what he describes as a dark and gathering sameness upon the Earth, Glavin embarks on a global journey to meet the very things we're losing (a distinct species every ten minutes, a unique vegetable variety every six hours, an entire language every two weeks) and on the way encounters some of the world's most wonderful, rare things: a human-sized salmon in Russia; a mysterious Sino-Tibetan song-language; a Malayan tiger, the last of its kind; and a strange tomato that tastes just like black cherry ice cream. And he finds hope in the most unlikely places - a macaw roost in Costa Rica; a small village in Ireland; a relic community of Norse whalers in the North Atlantic; the vault beneath the Royal Botanical Garden at Kew; and the throne room of the Angh of Longwa in the eastern Himalayas."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Rev. ed. of: Waiting for the macaws / Terry Glavin. 2006
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Endangered species.
Extinction (Biology)
Nature -- Effect of human beings on.
Biodiversity conservation.
Author Glavin, Terry, 1955- Waiting for the macaws.
LC no. 2007001068
ISBN 9780312362317
0312362315 hardback