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The World Without Us (Paperback)
  • The World Without Us (Paperback)

The World Without Us (Paperback)

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Paperback 336 Pages / Published: 03/04/2008
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"On the day after humans disappear, nature takes over and immediately begins cleaning house - or houses, that is. Cleans them right off the face of the earth. They all go." What if mankind disappeared right now, forever ... what would happen to the Earth in a week, a year, a millennium? Could the planet's climate ever recover from human activity? How would nature destroy our huge cities and our myriad plastics? And what would our final legacy be? Speaking to experts in fields as diverse as oil production and ecology, and visiting the places that have escaped recent human activity to discover how they have adapted to life without us, Alan Weisman paints an intriguing picture of the future of Earth. Exploring key concerns of our time, this absorbing thought experiment reveals a powerful - and surprising - picture of our planet's future.

Publisher: Ebury Publishing
ISBN: 9780753513576
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 231 g
Dimensions: 194 x 130 x 21 mm

"Compelling ... jammed packed with fascinating "what ifs"" * Guardian *
"Flesh-creepingly good fun . . . Food for thought" * Independent *
"A powerful vision of a possible future for the earth" * Sunday Times *
"A hugely enjoyable and thought-provoking book" * Scotsman *
"A wonderful idea... The World Without Us is a hugely enjoyable and thought-provoking book... Terrific" * Evening Standard *

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When you hear of puppies being tied to a stake so that pit bulls can attack them (you can read about this revolting practice in a book called ‘Oogy’), the idea of a world without humans suddenly seems quite desirable.... More

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