The World Without Us

Author(s): Alan Weisman

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"Time" #1 Nonfiction Book of 2007
"Entertainment Weekly" #1 Nonfiction Book of 2007
Finalist for the 2007 National Book Critics Circle Award
"Salon" Book Awards 2007
Amazon 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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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."

General Fields

  • : 9780312427900
  • : St Martin's Press
  • : St Martin's Press
  • : 0.336
  • : July 2008
  • : 207mm X 146mm X 18mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Alan Weisman
  • : illustrations
  • : 416
  • : Paperback / softback