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The World Without Us

2 Ratings: 3.0
A book by Alan Weisman

Starred Review.If a virulent virus—or even the Rapture—depopulated Earth overnight, how long before all trace of humankind vanished? That's the provocative, and occasionally puckish, question posed by Weisman(An Echo in My Blood) in this … see full wiki

Tags: Books, Nonfiction, Nature, Ecology, Environmental Science, Human Geography
Author: Alan Weisman
Genre: Nonfiction
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
2 reviews about The World Without Us
review by . February 10, 2008
You don't have to be an environmentalist wacko to be amazed and concerned by Weisman's accounts of how badly we have damaged the world we live in, and how quickly our modern monuments like New York City might disappear after us. Weisman expands on an earlier article he wrote for Discover magazine in this interesting survey of many realms of science, history, and theory to discover what would happen to Earth without us, how quickly it might recover from our damage, and how long our influence might …
review by . December 24, 2007
Just for kicks, let's say that everyone on the planet just disappeared. No, this isn't a review of I Am Legend. It's the premise of the book The World Without Us by Alan Weisman. Weisman looks at how the planet would start reclaiming its land from the imprint of man. It's a bit uneven and meandering at times, but it does lead to some interesting conjecture...    Contents:  Part 1: A Lingering Scent of Eden; Unbuilding Our Home; The City Without Us; The World Just Before …
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