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Friends' June Used Book and Media Sale

Sale happens June 3-9 during normal Main Library hours. Thousands of used books and media are for sale. Bigger discounts for Friends’ members, and you can join at the sale!

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The Ends of the World: Volcanic Apocalypses, Lethal Oceans, and Our Quest to Understand Earth's Past Mass Extinctions

Peter Brannen

As new research suggests that climate change played a role in the most extreme catastrophes in Earth's history, science journalist Peter Brannen takes us on a wild ride through the planet's five mass extinctions. Our Earth has been broiled, frozen, poison-gassed, smothered, and pelted by asteroids, and in his debut, Brannen takes us to the “scenes of the crime”-- from South Africa to the New York Palisades along the Hudson River--to examine the fossil record of each extinction (including dragonflies the size of sea gulls and guillotine-mouthed fish). For fans of Elizabeth Kolbert’s The Sixth Extinction (2014).

The Ends of the World