The World Without Us
By (author) Alan Weisman
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World Without Us by Alan Weisman
Book DescriptionTime #1 Nonfiction Book of 2007 Entertainment Weekly #1 Nonfiction Book of 2007Finalist for the 2007 National Book Critics Circle Award Salon Book Awards 2007Amazon Top 100 Editors' Picks of 2007 (#4)Barnes and Noble 10 Best of 2007: Politics and Current Affairs Kansas City Star 's Top 100 Books of the Year 2007 Mother Jones ' Favorite Books of 2007 South Florida Sun-Sentinel Best Books of the Year 2007 Hudson 's Best Books of 2007 St. Louis Post-Dispatch Best Books of 2007 St. Paul Pioneer Press Best Books of 2007 If human beings disappeared instantaneously from the Earth, what would happen? How would the planet reclaim its surface? What creatures would emerge from the dark and swarm? How would our treasured structures--our tunnels, our bridges, our homes, our monuments--survive the unmitigated impact of a planet without our intervention? In his revelatory, bestselling account, Alan Weisman draws on every field of science to present an environmental assessment like no other, the most affecting portrait yet of humankind's place on this planet.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780312427900
(207mm x 146mm x 18mm)
Imprint: St Martin's Press
Publisher: St Martin's Press
Country of Publication: United States
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Looks to areas of the world that are unoccupied and speaks to experts in fields ranging from nuclear physics to archaeology. This book reveals how the natural world would react to our disappearance and wrestles with some of the key concerns of our time to offer a glimpse of the legacy of our existence on the planet.
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Author Biography - Alan Weisman
Alan Weisman is an award-winning journalist whose reports have appeared in Harper's, The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic Monthly, Discover, and on NPR, among others. A former contributing editor to the Los Angeles Times Magazine, he is a senior radio producer for Homelands Productions and teaches international journalism at the University of Arizona. His essay "Earth Without People" (Discover magazine, February 2005), on which The World Without Us expands, was selected for Best American Science Writing 2006.
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