The Remaining Extinction

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ISBN: 9780356505893
Release Date: 2015-07-28
Number of pages: 448
Author: D. J. Molles
Publisher: Hachette UK

Download and read online The Remaining Extinction in PDF and EPUB This is the sixth and final novel in the action-packed series following Special Forces Captain Lee Harden. Lee and a group of survivors struggle to survive while rebuilding an America devastated by a bacterium - one that has turned 90% of the population into a ravenous horde. The merciless tide of infected is flooding south and time is running out to stop them. Bolstered by new allies, Captain Lee Harden continues his struggle to establish a safe haven from which the embers of a shattered society can be rekindled. This is the sixth and final novel in D.J. Molles's bestselling series. Book 1: The Remaining Book 2: The Remaining: Aftermath Book 3: The Remaining: Refugees Book 4: The Remaining: Fractured Book 5: The Remaining: Allegiance Book 6: The Remaining: Extinction Novella 1: The Remaining: Trust Novella 2: The Remaining: Faith


The Remaining Extinction

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ISBN: 9780316261661
Release Date: 2015-07-28
Number of pages: 480
Author: D. J. Molles
Publisher: Orbit

Download and read online The Remaining Extinction in PDF and EPUB This is the sixth and final novel in the action-packed series following Special Forces Captain Lee Harden and a group of survivors struggling to survive while rebuilding an America devastated by a bacterium that has turned 90% of the population into a ravenous horde. The merciless tide of infected is flooding south and time is running out to stop them. Bolstered by new allies, Captain Lee Harden continues his struggle to establish a safe haven from which the embers of a shattered society can be rekindled. This is the sixth and final novel in D.J. Molles's bestselling series: Book 1: The Remaining Book 2: The Remaining: Aftermath Book 3: The Remaining: Refugees Book 4: The Remaining: Fractured Book 5: The Remaining: Allegiance Book 6: The Remaining: Extinction Novella 1: The Remaining: Trust Novella 2: The Remaining: Faith


The Remaining Extinction

Filename: the-remaining-extinction.pdf
ISBN: 9780316261661
Release Date: 2015-07-28
Number of pages: 480
Author: D. J. Molles
Publisher: Hachette UK

Download and read online The Remaining Extinction in PDF and EPUB This is the sixth and final novel in the action-packed series following Special Forces Captain Lee Harden and a group of survivors struggling to survive while rebuilding an America devastated by a bacterium that has turned 90% of the population into a ravenous horde. The merciless tide of infected is flooding south and time is running out to stop them. Bolstered by new allies, Captain Lee Harden continues his struggle to establish a safe haven from which the embers of a shattered society can be rekindled. This is the sixth and final novel in D.J. Molles's bestselling series: Book 1: The Remaining Book 2: The Remaining: Aftermath Book 3: The Remaining: Refugees Book 4: The Remaining: Fractured Book 5: The Remaining: Allegiance Book 6: The Remaining: Extinction Novella 1: The Remaining: Trust Novella 2: The Remaining: Faith


The Remaining Allegiance

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ISBN: 9780356503424
Release Date: 2015-02-24
Number of pages: 512
Author: D. J. Molles
Publisher: Hachette UK

Download and read online The Remaining Allegiance in PDF and EPUB This is the fifth, never-before-published, novel in the action-packed series following Special Forces Captain Lee Harden. Lee and a group of survivors struggle to survive while rebuilding an America devastated by a bacterium - one that has turned 90% of the population into a ravenous horde. Through an overwhelming storm of pain and adversity Captain Lee Harden has fought and survived. But his mission continues. Recovering from his wounds, mental and physical, he must rally his companions at Camp Ryder and push back against the still swarming hordes of the infected that threaten to extinguish an already devastated society. Book 1: The Remaining Book 2: The Remaining: Aftermath Book 3: The Remaining: Refugees Book 4: The Remaining: Fractured Book 5: The Remaining: Allegiance Book 6: The Remaining: Extinction Novella 1: The Remaining: Trust Novella 2: The Remaining: Faith


The Remaining

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ISBN: 9780316404136
Release Date: 2014-01-07
Number of pages: 352
Author: D.J. Molles
Publisher: Orbit

Download and read online The Remaining in PDF and EPUB The first volume in D.J. Molles's bestselling series, now in a special edition with the bonus novella The Remaining: Trust. In a steel-and-lead encased bunker a Special Forces soldier waits on his final orders. On the surface a bacterium has turned 90% of the population into hyper-aggressive predators. Now Captain Lee Harden must leave the bunker and venture into the wasteland to rekindle a shattered America. This is the first novel D.J. Molles's bestselling series: Book 1: The Remaining Book 2: The Remaining: Aftermath Book 3: The Remaining: Refugees Book 4: The Remaining: FracturedBook 5: The Remaining: AllegianceBook 6: The Remaining: Extinction Novella 1: The Remaining: Trust Novella 2: The Remaining: Faith


The Sixth Extinction

Filename: the-sixth-extinction.pdf
ISBN: 9780805099799
Release Date: 2014-02-11
Number of pages: 336
Author: Elizabeth Kolbert
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

Download and read online The Sixth Extinction in PDF and EPUB ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW'S 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR A major book about the future of the world, blending intellectual and natural history and field reporting into a powerful account of the mass extinction unfolding before our eyes 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 currently monitoring the sixth extinction, predicted to be the most devastating extinction event since the asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs. This time around, the cataclysm is us. In The Sixth Extinction, two-time winner of the National Magazine Award and New Yorker writer Elizabeth Kolbert draws on the work of scores of researchers in half a dozen disciplines, accompanying many of them into the field: geologists who study deep ocean cores, botanists who follow the tree line as it climbs up the Andes, marine biologists who dive off the Great Barrier Reef. She introduces us to a dozen species, some already gone, others facing extinction, including the Panamian golden frog, staghorn coral, the great auk, and the Sumatran rhino. Through these stories, Kolbert provides a moving account of the disappearances occurring all around us and traces the evolution of extinction as concept, from its first articulation by Georges Cuvier in revolutionary Paris up through the present day. The sixth extinction is likely to be mankind's most lasting legacy; as Kolbert observes, it compels us to rethink the fundamental question of what it means to be human.


Extinction

Filename: extinction.pdf
ISBN: 0356505901
Release Date: 2015-07-28
Number of pages: 448
Author: D. J. Molles
Publisher: Orbit Books

Download and read online Extinction in PDF and EPUB This is the sixth and final novel in the action-packed series following Special Forces Captain Lee Harden. Lee and a group of survivors struggle to survive while rebuilding an America devastated by a bacterium - one that has turned 90% of the population into a ravenous horde. The merciless tide of infected is flooding south and time is running out to stop them. Bolstered by new allies, Captain Lee Harden continues his struggle to establish a safe haven from which the embers of a shattered society can be rekindled. This is the sixth and final novel in D.J. Molles's bestselling series. Book 1: The Remaining Book 2: The Remaining: Aftermath Book 3: The Remaining: Refugees Book 4: The Remaining: Fractured Book 5: The Remaining: Allegiance Book 6: The Remaining: Extinction Novella 1: The Remaining: Trust Novella 2: The Remaining: Faith


A Feathered River Across the Sky

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ISBN: 9781620405352
Release Date: 2014-01-30
Number of pages: 302
Author: Joel Greenberg
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

Download and read online A Feathered River Across the Sky in PDF and EPUB The epic story of why passenger pigeons became extinct and what that says about our current relationship with the natural world. When Europeans arrived in North America, 25 to 40 percent of the continent's birds were passenger pigeons, traveling in flocks so massive as to block out the sun for hours or even days. The downbeats of their wings would chill the air beneath and create a thundering roar that would drown out all other sound. John James Audubon, impressed by their speed and agility, said a lone passenger pigeon streaking through the forest "passes like a thought.?? How prophetic-for although a billion pigeons crossed the skies 80 miles from Toronto in May of 1860, little more than fifty years later passenger pigeons were extinct. The last of the species, Martha, died in captivity at the Cincinnati Zoo on September 1, 1914. As naturalist Joel Greenberg relates in gripping detail, the pigeons' propensity to nest, roost, and fly together in vast numbers made them vulnerable to unremitting market and recreational hunting. The spread of railroads and telegraph lines created national demand that allowed the birds to be pursued relentlessly. Passenger pigeons inspired awe in the likes of Audubon, Henry David Thoreau, James Fenimore Cooper, and others, but no serious effort was made to protect the species until it was too late. Greenberg's beautifully written story of the passenger pigeon paints a vivid picture of the passenger pigeon's place in literature, art, and the hearts and minds of those who witnessed this epic bird, while providing a cautionary tale of what happens when species and natural resources are not harvested sustainably.


The Remaining Aftermath

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ISBN: 0316404179
Release Date: 2014-06-24
Number of pages: 448
Author: D.J. Molles
Publisher: Orbit

Download and read online The Remaining Aftermath in PDF and EPUB To Captain Lee Harden, the mission to rescue his countrymen and rebuild the nation seems like a distant memory. Wounded and weaponless, he has stumbled upon a group of survivors who may be his last hope. But a tragedy in the group causes a deep rift and forces him into action. And in the chaos of a world overrun by infected, Lee is pursued by a new threat: someone who will stop at nothing to keep him from his sworn duty. This is the second novel D.J. Molles's bestselling series: Book 1: The Remaining Book 2: The Remaining: Aftermath Book 3: The Remaining: Refugees Book 4: The Remaining: Fractured Novella 1: The Remaining: TrustNovella 2: The Remaining: Faith


How to Clone a Mammoth

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ISBN: 9781400865482
Release Date: 2015-04-05
Number of pages: 240
Author: Beth Shapiro
Publisher: Princeton University Press

Download and read online How to Clone a Mammoth in PDF and EPUB Could extinct species, like mammoths and passenger pigeons, be brought back to life? The science says yes. In How to Clone a Mammoth, Beth Shapiro, evolutionary biologist and pioneer in "ancient DNA" research, walks readers through the astonishing and controversial process of de-extinction. From deciding which species should be restored, to sequencing their genomes, to anticipating how revived populations might be overseen in the wild, Shapiro vividly explores the extraordinary cutting-edge science that is being used--today--to resurrect the past. Journeying to far-flung Siberian locales in search of ice age bones and delving into her own research--as well as those of fellow experts such as Svante Paabo, George Church, and Craig Venter--Shapiro considers de-extinction's practical benefits and ethical challenges. Would de-extinction change the way we live? Is this really cloning? What are the costs and risks? And what is the ultimate goal? Using DNA collected from remains as a genetic blueprint, scientists aim to engineer extinct traits--traits that evolved by natural selection over thousands of years--into living organisms. But rather than viewing de-extinction as a way to restore one particular species, Shapiro argues that the overarching goal should be the revitalization and stabilization of contemporary ecosystems. For example, elephants with genes modified to express mammoth traits could expand into the Arctic, re-establishing lost productivity to the tundra ecosystem. Looking at the very real and compelling science behind an idea once seen as science fiction, How to Clone a Mammoth demonstrates how de-extinction will redefine conservation's future.


The World Without Us

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ISBN: 9781448133475
Release Date: 2012-08-31
Number of pages: 336
Author: Alan Weisman
Publisher: Random House

Download and read online The World Without Us in PDF and EPUB "On the day after humans disappear, nature takes over and immediately begins cleaning house - or houses, that is. Cleans them right off the face of the earth. They all go." What if mankind disappeared right now, forever ... what would happen to the Earth in a week, a year, a millennium? Could the planet's climate ever recover from human activity? How would nature destroy our huge cities and our myriad plastics? And what would our final legacy be? Speaking to experts in fields as diverse as oil production and ecology, and visiting the places that have escaped recent human activity to discover how they have adapted to life without us, Alan Weisman paints an intriguing picture of the future of Earth. Exploring key concerns of our time, this absorbing thought experiment reveals a powerful - and surprising - picture of our planet's future.


Extinction

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ISBN: 1682190404
Release Date: 2016-04-22
Number of pages:
Author: Ashley Dawson
Publisher:

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When Languages Die The Extinction of the World s Languages and the Erosion of Human Knowledge

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ISBN: 9780198040170
Release Date: 2007-02-01
Number of pages: 304
Author: K. David Harrison Assistant Professor of Linguistics Swarthmore College
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Download and read online When Languages Die The Extinction of the World s Languages and the Erosion of Human Knowledge in PDF and EPUB It is commonly agreed by linguists and anthropologists that the majority of languages spoken now around the globe will likely disappear within our lifetime. The phenomenon known as language death has started to accelerate as the world has grown smaller. This extinction of languages, and the knowledge therein, has no parallel in human history. K. David Harrison's book is the first to focus on the essential question, what is lost when a language dies? What forms of knowledge are embedded in a language's structure and vocabulary? And how harmful is it to humanity that such knowledge is lost forever? Harrison spans the globe from Siberia, to North America, to the Himalayas and elsewhere, to look at the human knowledge that is slowly being lost as the languages that express it fade from sight. He uses fascinating anecdotes and portraits of some of these languages' last remaining speakers, in order to demonstrate that this knowledge about ourselves and the world is inherently precious and once gone, will be lost forever. This knowledge is not only our cultural heritage (oral histories, poetry, stories, etc.) but very useful knowledge about plants, animals, the seasons, and other aspects of the natural world--not to mention our understanding of the capacities of the human mind. Harrison's book is a testament not only to the pressing issue of language death, but to the remarkable span of human knowledge and ingenuity. It will fascinate linguists, anthropologists, and general readers.


Vanishing Voices

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ISBN: 9780190285784
Release Date: 2000-07-27
Number of pages: 256
Author: Daniel Nettle
Publisher: Oxford University Press

Download and read online Vanishing Voices in PDF and EPUB Few people know that nearly one hundred native languages once spoken in what is now California are near extinction, or that most of Australia's 250 aboriginal languages have vanished. In fact, at least half of the world's languages may die out in the next century. Daniel Nettle and Suzanne Romaine assert that this trend is far more than simply disturbing. Making explicit the link between language survival and environmental issues, they argue that the extinction of languages is part of the larger picture of near-total collapse of the worldwide ecosystem. Indeed, the authors contend that the struggle to preserve precious environmental resources-such as the rainforest-cannot be separated from the struggle to maintain diverse cultures, and that the causes of language death, like that of ecological destruction, lie at the intersection of ecology and politics. In addition to defending the world's endangered languages, the authors also pay homage to the last speakers of dying tongues, such as Red Thundercloud, a Native American in South Carolina; Ned Mandrell, with whom the Manx language passed away in 1974; and Arthur Bennett, an Australian who was the last person to know more than a few words of Mbabaram. In our languages lies the accumulated knowledge of humanity. Indeed, each language is a unique window on experience. Vanishing Voices is a call to preserve this resource, before it is too late.