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by Alan Weisman
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Reading For The Heck Of It
Reading For The Heck Of It rated it 3 years ago
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...
LittleMissProcrastination
LittleMissProcrastination rated it 5 years ago
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...
Datepalm
Datepalm rated it 6 years ago
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...
sologdin
sologdin rated it 6 years ago
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...
jennifer mills
jennifer mills rated it 7 years ago
Research envy! Seriously fascinating.
My Reading Life
My Reading Life rated it 7 years ago
What would the world be like if humans suddenly vanished? Alan Weisman explores this question in a book filled with stories of human interaction with the natural world. Intriguing and fascinating.
VeganCleopatra
VeganCleopatra rated it 7 years ago
I've been a firm believer that the planet would have been/will be better off without the human species. This book does absolutely nothing to dispel that feeling. I had a firm grasp of the various ways in which the human population has destroyed the planet, but it is still difficult to read it all en...
Sesana
Sesana rated it 8 years ago
A few years ago, I saw a special called Life After People. I really enjoyed it (as much as you can enjoy something with such a depressing premise) and my interest in that special lead to this book. On the surface, the two seem to have very similar premises, but there is a subtle difference that I no...
TheBecks
TheBecks rated it 8 years ago
This book has been on my wishlist for quite a while, so when I was able to get the audio edition, I didn't hesitate to dive right in. I will say that this is not the best audiobook I've ever heard. The reader, Adam Grupper, was a bit stiff at times, but that's really my only complaint. I think that ...
Stephanie's books and other things
Stephanie's books and other things rated it 8 years ago
If you are like me “The World Without Us” will cause you want to do one of two things. A: Find a remote wilderness and build a cabin. Add a few chickens, goats, cows ect. and live off the land with as much peace of mind you can muster until man destroys the planet. Or B. Say "AWWW F**K IT", and put ...
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