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Scatter, Adapt and Remember: How Humans Will Survive a Mass Extinction

Awards for Scatter, Adapt and Remember

Shortlisted, 2013 LA Times Book Prize for Science & Technology

About the author

Annalee Newitz

Annalee Newitz is the founding editor of the science website and a journalist with a decade’s experience in writing about science, culture and the future for such publications as Wired, Popular Science and the Washington …

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Praise for Scatter, Adapt and Remember

‘This book is not a survivalist guide but rather a grand historical overview that puts humanity in the middle of its evolution, with fascinating looks both back and forward in time. An enormous amount of knowledge is gathered here, and the book accomplishes something almost impossible, being extremely interesting on every single page. A real pleasure to read and think about.’ —Kim Stanley Robinson, author of the Mars Trilogy


‘An animated and absorbing account into how life has survived mass extinctions so far … and what we need to do to make sure humans don’t perish in the next one … Humans may be experts at destroying the planet, but we are no slouches at preserving it, either, and Newitz’s shrewd speculations are heartening.’ —Kirkus Reviews


‘One of the best popular science books I've read in a long, long time—and perhaps the only one that takes such a clear-eyed view of the future.’ —Seth Mnookin, author of The Panic Virus


‘An exhilarating ride’ —Summit Sun