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Review: The World Without Us

Editorial Review - Bookreporter.com - Ron Kaplan

A question: Will the final version of THE WORLD WITHOUT US be published on acidfree paper? How long would such a book last? After all, if author Alan Weisman's conjecture comes to pass, no one will be around to read it. I never really stopped to think about the scenario the promotional material that accompanied the galleys posed. But now I have, and it's more than a little depressing. Weisman ... Read full review

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A fun and eye-opening thought experiment. Weisman does a great job showing the damage we're doing to the planet, and is able to leave the reader with a sense of responsibility to act even though the point of the book as a whole focuses on the insignificance of our activities when compared to the resilience of nature and the scale of geologic time. This book is hopeful and encouraging, illuminating the huge environmental consequences of human activity without being fatalistic. 

Review: The World Without Us

User Review  - Sean Kelly - Goodreads

I found this to be a thoroughly fascinating thought experiment! What if humans just disappeared from the face of the earth without warning: no pestilence or disease or gradual decline? Weisman's ... Read full review

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User Review  - Joshua Gougeon - Goodreads

I think this is a great book that everyone should read. Read full review

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User Review  - Amanda - Goodreads

Very interesting read. Fascinating how the world would move on without humans/pollution. Read full review

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User Review  - Kate - Goodreads

An interesting thought experiment, but it would have been stronger had he considered the effects of humans disappearing as a whole, rather than listing them off one by one. These wouldn't be isolated processes. Read full review

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User Review  - Jason - Goodreads

Very factual but not the most enthralling read ever. Read full review

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User Review  - Benjamin Wallace - Goodreads

My apocalypse book was way funnier. Read full review

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User Review  - Ashlee Draper Galyean - Goodreads

A fascinating look into humanity's effect on the ecosystem and the likely effect of our absence. Overall, a somehow positive look at the world around us, pointing out our great global eco-failings ... Read full review

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