The World Without Us
Publish date: July 10th 2007
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
Pages no: 432
Edition language: English
Some books that you read make you question everything. Alan Weisman's The World Without Us is definitely one of those books. The book seeks to answer the question 'What would happen to the world if humans were to disappear?' I've read books that look at it from the flip side of the coin where humans...
Brilliant. This author took me around the world and back again, deep underground and far into space, back into pre-history and far into the future. Can't recommend it enough. Yep, it's certainly depressing in parts, and often the only relief comes with the words 'in a world without us', but unlike s...
Delightfully misanthropic.Full of interesting information about the environment and a bit about ecosystems and things, but typically for me I found the human stuff the most interesting. Did you know the US Energy Department had to come up with a way of informing people ten thousand years from now th...
Aliens rapture everyone away in the first chapter, which is a catchy way to start a novel.But after that, the story fragments into separate chapters about different things pushing back human civilization after we're gone, like sharks, birds, plants, bugs, forests, and so on. Although everyone is sup...
Research envy! Seriously fascinating.
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