February 2018 Book Selection

 

 

 

 

 

On Monday, February 26, 2018 the Natural History Society Book Club will discuss  The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert. We will meet at the Pink House, next to the Port Townsend Carnegie Library, from 3:30-5:00.

Author Elizabeth Kolbert describes the currently occurring mass extinction, the sixth in the history of the world. The species going extinct is human beings, who Kolbert describes as having altered life on Earth as no other organism has before. She shows that the sixth extinction is likely to be mankind’s most lasting legacy, compelling us to rethink the fundamental question of what it means to be human.