What to Read in March
This month's books span from the remotest Antarctic to your own back yard.
The Sixth Extinction
By Elizabeth Kolbert
You and I are living amid a mass extinction. It’s just a question of timing and perspective: It may seem like a slow-motion crawl to humans, but it’s sudden death for thousands of species. Journalist Kolbert takes readers from the dying Great Barrier Reef to the Andes, documenting global warming’s toll on species diversity, and considers lessons to be learned from prehistoric megafauna extinctions. She grounds her stories in rigorous sc...