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On Extinction by Melanie Challenger

On Extinction

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On Extinction by Melanie Challenger
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Mar 16, 2021 | ISBN 9781640094635

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On Extinction is a strange hybrid of travelogue and natural science, misted over with a wanderer’s lonesome observations of a world in the process of disappearing . . . Amid this solid research, there is fine and truly poetic prose.” —The New York Times Book Review

“A deep look at the human capacity for extinction twined with roamings to the far ends of the earth, from poet and fledgling natural historian Challenger . . . She has a rangy curiosity that extends well past ignorance and alienation as the sole agents of the man-made extinction . . . A formidable inquiry into why the marvels of nature and the distinctiveness of cultures are constantly imperiled.”—Kirkus Reviews

“Erudite and impassioned, Melanie Challenger’s On Extinction is a ruminative examination on the way our 21st century world is changing quickly . . . A timely and important book, On Extinction will make you think, one of the finest things a book can do.” —The Dallas Morning News

“[Challenger] has a keen awareness of how the past is layered beneath the present, and how transient both natural and human systems are… [On Extinction] lets the reader observe a creative and intelligent mind at work on problems that face all of us.” —Columbus Dispatch

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