On Extinction: How We Became Estranged from Nature by Melanie Challenger – review

Guardian: Back in 2008, Henry Porter listed in the Observer some of the words that had been dropped from the then current edition of the Oxford Junior Dictionary, among them catkin, minnow, acorn, buttercup, heron, porpoise, raven, blackberry and conker. Springing up in their place were the likes of celebrity, tolerant, citizenship, conflict, bungee jumping, committee, allergic, biodegradable, emotion and endangered. These kinds of subtle shifts in the cultural landscape are, in Melanie Challenger's estimation,......

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