Skip to Main Content

The Sixth Extinction (Young Readers Adaptation)

An Unnatural History

Read by Eunice Wong

Listen To An Excerpt

0:00 /

About The Book

In this young readers edition of the New York Times bestselling, Pulitzer Prize–winning The Sixth Extinction, Elizabeth Kolbert tells us why and how human beings have altered life on the planet in a way no species has before.

Over the last half a billion years, there have been five mass extinctions, when the diversity of life on earth suddenly and dramatically contracted. Scientists around the world are monitoring the sixth extinction, predicted to be the most devastating extinction event since the asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs. Adapting from her New York Times bestselling, Pulitzer Prize–winning adult nonfiction, Elizabeth Kolbert explores how humans are altering life on Earth.

About The Author

Photo Credit:

Elizabeth Kolbert is the author of Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change and The Sixth Extinction, for which she won the Pulitzer Prize. She has also been awarded two National Magazine Awards for her writing at The New Yorker, where she has been a staff writer since 1999, and the Blake-Dodd Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She lives in Williamstown, Massachusetts, with her husband and children.

About The Reader

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio (February 6, 2024)
  • Runtime: 6 hours and 4 minutes
  • ISBN13: 9781797168135

Browse Related Books

Resources and Downloads

High Resolution Images

More books from this author: Elizabeth Kolbert

More books from this reader: Eunice Wong