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Time #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 Details

ISBN: 9780312427900
ISBN-10: 0312427905
Format: Paperback / softback
(207mm x 146mm x 18mm)
Imprint: St Martin's Press
Publisher: St Martin's Press
Country of Publication: United States

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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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