The Sixth Extinction


Elizabeth Kolbert

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Grotte des Combarelles

There aren’t very many symbols in The Sixth Extinction. However, Kolbert has an interesting habit of ending each chapter with a symbolically loaded image. At the end of Chapter 12, Kolbert visits the Grotte…

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Great Barrier Reef

Kolbert writes about the Great Barrier Reef, located off the coast of Australia, and how the increased acidity of the water has been destroying it for the last few decades. In this way, the Great…

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