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Future-proofing: Thoughts on Scatter Adapt and Remeber

Scatter, Adapt and Remember: How Humans Will Survive a Mass ExtinctionScatter, Adapt and Remember: How Humans Will Survive a Mass Extinction by Annalee Newitz

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I really wanted to like this more than I did. it’s a conceptually interesting look at mass extinctions and possible human response to the next one, but I found that the book was too unfocused- flitting from topic to topic helped cover a lot of ground, but it didn’t really give some topics the weight they needed. I would have liked each chapter to be a few pages longer to really give all of the concepts more room to breathe, and I would have liked especially for the three title concepts – scattering, adapting and remembering – to have a more complete exploration. Still, it’s an interesting primer on many of the topics covered, just a little too brief to really capture the topic.

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