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The Lost And Left Behind: Stories From The Age Of Extinctions

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Ecologists are calling the age we live in the Sixth Great Extinction. The world is losing more than animal and plant species. We are also losing the vast human legacy of languages, and with it ways of living, seeing and knowing.

Glavin sets off in pursuit of the very things we’re losing – a distinct species every ten minutes, a unique vegetable variety every six hours, an e
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Hardcover, 318 pages
Published October 2007 by Saqi Books
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Nicholas Whyte
http://nhw.livejournal.com/1055794.html[return][return]This is a polemical book about diversity - both biodiversity, in terms of species (and even different breeds of cultivated crops and animals), and ethnic diversity, in terms of languages spoken. Glavin argues passionately that we are losing vast amounts of what makes the world special, and points out that the disappearance of human languages is closely linked geographically to the extinction of species. It is a dramatic story, and some chapt ...more
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