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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Great Book!User Review - junkie4overstock - Overstock.com
As usual with all my purchases from OverStock the book came immediately iin great condition. I heard about this book from a class I am currently taking on environmental science. If you want a visual ... Read full review
Light in the darknessUser Review - Eclectikeefe - Borders
Weisman's writing is brilliant, bringing a ray of hope to a discussion topic that is usually quite grim. The end. Reading this, though, one realises that even with the end of people, cataclysmic or quiet, life will go on. And in that, there is hope for this planet's future. Read full review
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