What would happen if every human suddenly disappeared. I dont think ive read a better nonfiction book this year. Drawing on the expertise of engineers, atmospheric scientists, art conservators, zoologists, oil. Or, more accurately, what weve done to the world, which the world will have to cope with whether were here and part of that or not. The world without us by alan weisman is a penetrating, pageturning, exploration of how our planet would respond without the relentless pressure of the human presence. The world without us by alan weisman is a penetrating, pageturning, exploration of how our planet would respond without the relentless pressure of the.
Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Despite being ostensibly a book about the world without us, it turns out to mostly be a book about us. It is a booklength expansion of weismans own february 2005 discover article earth without people. According to the cia factbook, in 2007, for every 8 people who died, 20 were born. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Its a trumpet call that sounds from the other end of the universe and from inside us all. A world without you starts with the memorial service of sofia, who was bos girlfriend, and fellow student at berkshire. The world without us reveals how, just days after humans disappear, floods in new yorks subways would start eroding the citys foundations, and how, as the worlds cities crumble, asphalt jungles would give way to real ones. The world without us kindle edition by weisman, alan. In the world without us, alan weisman offers an utterly original approach to. The world without us by alan weisman, paperback barnes. In the world without us, alan weisman offers an utterly original approach to questions of humanitys. If youre scienceaware, theres probably not much to learn in fact, if youre up on your climate science, whats here is ver.
In his provocative new book, the world without us, alan weisman adds a dash of fiction to his science to address a despairing problem. A beautiful and passionate jeremiad against deforestation, climate change. This is a very important book for a species playing games with its own destiny. The world without us is a 2007 nonfiction book about what would happen to the natural and built environment if humans suddenly disappeared, written by american journalist alan weisman and published by st. In his morbidly fascinating nonfiction ecothriller, the world without us, weisman imagines what would happen if the earths most invasive. The world without us is not a book for environmentalists. A penetrating, pageturning tour of a posthuman earth in the world without us, alan weisman offers an utterly original approach to questions. The book is addictiveby appealing not just to our fear and guilt but to our love for our planetary home, the world without us makes saving the world as intimate an act as helping a child. A penetrating, pageturning tour of a posthuman earthin.1090 362 1517 867 1008 278 1384 387 1451 24 508 454 523 374 928 1602 946 1144 946 439 395 969 1240 558 960 322 243 734 376 394 1619 616 1442 311 111 359 1232 132 401 1277 1238 749 320 967 474 231 1449 1419 1213