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UCSB Arts and Lectures Presents: Elizabeth Kolbert

New Yorker writer Elizabeth Kolbert draws on the multidisciplinary work of scores of researchers to create a gripping account of the disappearances occurring all around us.

When: Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, 8 p.m.

Where: UCSB Campbell Hall, 574 Mesa Rd., Santa Barbara

Cost: $10 - $15

Age limit: All ages

Categories: Lectures

Description:

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 now monitoring the sixth extinction, predicted to be the most devastating event since an asteroid impact wiped out the dinosaurs. This time around, we are the cataclysm. In her powerful new book, New Yorker writer Elizabeth Kolbert draws on the multidisciplinary work of scores of researchers to create a gripping account of the disappearances occurring all around us.

Phone: 805-893-3535

Event posted Feb. 3, 2014
Last updated Feb. 3, 2014

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$10-15 too much. Save your money and rent a Three Stooges flick.

foofighter (anonymous profile)
February 18, 2014 at 6:36 p.m. (Suggest removal)

with foo starring as Moe.

DrDan (anonymous profile)
February 18, 2014 at 7:02 p.m. (Suggest removal)

There was a fascinating interview with her on NPR, should be a great presentation.

Ken_Volok (anonymous profile)
February 18, 2014 at 7:39 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Little doubt with the National Defense Authorization Act we will be seeing "Enemies of the State" disappearing. I'm more worried about the possibility of political "undesireables" disappearing then earth science issues, although I don't dismiss that subject either.

billclausen (anonymous profile)
February 18, 2014 at 7:48 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Ken, that only works if one is open to alternative points of view.

ahem (anonymous profile)
February 18, 2014 at 8:55 p.m. (Suggest removal)

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