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BOOK REVIEW: Apocalyptic Planet: Field Guide to the Everending Earth by Craig Childs

Review by Sid Perkins

The world could end any number of ways — and in a sense it already has, many times, in mass extinctions that paved the way for new life.

Childs, a writer, recounts field trips to nine sites that today are suffering some of the same major environmental disruptions that afflicted Earth during those extinctions or that might trigger future die-offs — places that Childs describes as “the most desolate, phenomenal and downright strange parts of the world.”

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