This course is offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Colorado State University. You must be a member of Osher to enroll in this course.
The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History is a book about extinction and the impact of humanity on a living planet. In each chapter, Kolbert supplies vividly rendered firsthand experiences blended artfully with scientific stories of the past and accurate scientific information.
This book is an excellent exposition that forces the reader to think deeply about humanity, the value of life, and the "problem of sharing our earth with other creatures" Elizabeth Kolbert has been writing for many years about the environment for The New York Times and this book won the Pulitzer Prize in 2015.
Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.