The World without Us
By (author) Alan Weisman
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World without Us by Alan Weisman
Book DescriptionHow would the world change if human beings vanished from the earth right now, for good? What would the planet be like in a day, a week, a month...a millennium? Just how long will our greatest achievements and our biggest mistakes last after we are gone? To discover the answers, Alan Weisman looks to areas of the world that are currently unoccupied and speaks to experts in fields ranging from nuclear physics to archaeology. He reveals how the natural world would react to our disappearance and wrestles with some of the key concerns of our time to offer an intriguing glimpse of the real legacy of our existence on the planet. 'Compelling...jammed packed with fascinating 'what if's" - "Guardian". 'The results of this huge thought-experiment are both fascinating and surprising' - "Daily Mail". 'Flesh-creepingly good fun...an expert-led fantasia of the post-human planet' - "Independent". 'A wonderful idea...This is a terrific book' - "Scotsman".
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780753513576
(194mm x 130mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Virgin Books
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Publish Date: 3-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Looks to the future to discover what the world might be like, and how it would change, if humans disappeared. This book examines areas of the world that have been abandoned or never occupied by humans to see how they have fared without us and looks beyond to discover for how long, our cities, achievements and mistakes will last after we are gone.
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Author Biography - Alan Weisman
Alan Weisman is a journalist and the author of numerous books. His writing has won several major awards and has appeared in The New York Times Magazine and the Los Angeles Times Magazine.
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