Extinction: Evolution and the End of Man

by Michael Boulter

On Sale: 10/07/2010

Extinction: Evolution and the End of Man

by Michael Boulter

On Sale: 10/07/2010

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About the Book

How long do humans have left on Earth? Using cutting-edge science that revolutionises our understanding of evolution, Michael Boulter explains how we may be closer to our own extinction than we imagined.

Sixty-five million years ago the dinosaurs were destroyed in a mass extinction event that could not have been predicted. Out of the devastation, new life developed and the world regained its natural equilibrium. Until now. Scientists, employing radically new perspectives on the science of life, are beginning to uncover signs of a similar event on the horizon. The end of man.

Michael Boulter reveals extraordinary new insights that scientists are only now beginning to understand about the past, the rise and fall of species and the nature of life.

‘Extinction’ is an immaculately researched introduction into the new developments in the science of life as well as a chilling account of the effects that humans have had on the planet. The world will adapt and survive – humanity will not.

‘Extinction’ raises some radical insights into our view of the world: Nature is in a balance, in which all parts interact and create harmony. This harmony is organised from the inside – it is a self-organising system. In a self-organising system the whole is more important than its parts. One method of this system is extinction – if the system is disrupted it will do what it has to correct itself.

Critical Praise

‘Boulter’s marvellous meditation on the role of extinction in natural history.’ Scotsman

‘Mike Boulter’s book explores new ways of looking at extinctions. He is a pioneer and shows how new methods allow us to understand major crises of the past and how they relate to the current problems. This is a whirlwind of a book.’ Michael Benton, Professor of Vertebrate Palaeontology, University of Bristol

‘Boulter has an intriguing tale to tell…It is indeed a story worth telling, and a book worth reading.’ John Gribbin, Independent

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780007404865
  • ISBN 10: 0007404867
  • Imprint: Fourth Estate
  • On Sale: 10/07/2010
  • Pages: 224
  • List Price:11.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Evolution
  • BISAC2 : NATURE / Animals / Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures
  • BISAC3 : SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology
  • BISAC4 : SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / General
  • BISAC5 : NATURE / Environmental Conservation & Protection

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