On animal extinctions

Seeing human history through the eyes of other animals: David Roberts interviews on Elizabeth Kolbert, author of The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History. Unnatural selection: Colin Dickey reviews Bring Back the King: The New Science of De-Extinction by Helen Pilcher and Imagining Extinction The Cultural Meanings of Endangered Species by Ursula K. Heise. Why the high-tech plan to bring back the northern white rhino matters. It’s a mistake to focus just on animal extinctions: Population declines tell a much scarier story. Humans are creating new species despite killing off so many: Ferris Jabr interviews Chris Thomas, author of Inheritors of the Earth: How Nature Is Thriving in an Age of Extinction.