The World Without Us
A penetrating, page-turning tour of a post-human Earth
In The World Without Us, Alan Weisman offers an utterly original approach to questions of humanity's impact on the planet: he asks us to envision our Earth, without us.In this far-reaching narrative, Weisman explains how our massive infrastructure would collapse and finally vanish without human presence; which everyday items may become immortalized as fossils; how copper pipes and wiring would be crushed into mere seams of reddish rock; why some of our earliest buildings might be the last architecture left; and how plastic, bronze sculpture, radio waves, and some man-made molecules may be our most lasting gifts to the universe.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - bness2 - LibraryThing
Very well done and full of information that everyone should know about. My only criticism is that it is organized oddly and as a result has a few spots of repetition. Otherwise excellent. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - wealhtheowwylfing - LibraryThing
A collection of chapters about what would happen to the life and non-life of planet Earth if we were gone. Fascinating tidbits, but Weisman doesn't sew them together. Definitely worth a read, though. Read full review
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Wings Without Us
Our Geologic Record
Where Do We Go from Here?
Art Beyond Us
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