Beyond the Sixth Extinction

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Beyond the Sixth Extinction
Written by Shawn Sheehy
Format: Hardback
ISBN-10: 076368788X
ISBN-13: 9780763687885
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Beyond the Sixth Extinction
A Post-Apocalyptic Pop-Up

author: Shawn Sheehy
illustrator: Jordi Solano

Whether or not we know it, the sixth global extinction is already under way, propelled not by a meteor but by human activity on Earth. Take a long step forward into the year 4847 with the help of stunning pop-ups portraying eight fantastical creatures, along with spreads and flaps presenting details about each one. Paper engineer Shawn Sheehy envisions the aftermath of extinction as a flourishing ecosystem centered around fictional creatures that could evolve from existing organisms. Promising high appeal for science-fiction fans of all ages — and plenty of food for discussion — this evolutionary extravaganza offers a time line of the six extinction events in Earth’s history, a “field guide” to each creature, a diagram of species relationships, a habitat map of the (imagined) ruins of Chicago, and an illuminating author’s note.

Elaborate pop-ups feature some wonderfully creepy creatures that just might dominate the ecosystem and be essential to our planet’s survival in an eerily realistic future world.
suggested retail price (U.S./CAN):
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076368788X /  9780763687885
on sale date:
Pop-Up / Hardback
age range:
14 yrs and up
# of pages/size:
40 / 10 1/4" x 11 9/16"
grade range:
Grade 9 and up
Animals; Fantasy & Magic; Nature & The Natural World; Science Fiction; Apocalyptic & Post-apocalyptic; Environment; General;
author’s comments:
Shawn Sheehy is the award-winning creator of Welcome to the Neighborwood. Passionate about pop-up books, he works sculpturally with the book format and presents workshops on pop-up engineering across the country. He lives in Chicago.
illustrator’s comments:
Jordi Solano is the illustrator of Swimming with Sharks by Heather Lang. He lives in Spain.
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