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The Sixth Extinction: Biodiversity and Its Survival (Science Masters) Paperback – November 4, 1996

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Richard Leakey, the son of leading paleoanthropologists Louis and Mary Leakey, was Director of the National Museums of Kenya for twenty years and more recently has served his country in a more political role as Director of the Wildlife Service. He made the important discovery of the 'Turkana Boy', a virtually complete skeleton, and his popular books include Origins, The People of the Lake and The Making of Mankind. Sean Barrett narrated the BBC Modern History series, People's Century and appeared in television productions of Twelfth Night and Father Ted.
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Product Details

  • Series: Science Masters
  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) (November 4, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1857994736
  • ISBN-13: 978-1857994735
  • Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.7 x 7.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.1 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,378,662 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By William B. Puishys on September 13, 2005
Format: Paperback
Simply, one of the best, most concise books I've read on evolutionary biology and ecology. Cogent arguments, well-thought out, clearly stated. A book that all young people should be required to read in order to understand the world they will be inheriting. Thought provoking, and also alarming in its methodical presentation of a dark future. As one who has a degree in ecology, I wish I had found this book when it was first published as it has provided me insights to the work I did 10 years ago as a graduate student.
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