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Alan Weisman - Author

About the Author

Alan Weisman is a journalist and the author of numerous books, including An Echo in My Blood, Gaviotas: A Village to Reinvent the World and La Frontera: The United States Border With Mexico. His writing has won several major awards and he appeared in The New York Times Magazine, the Los Angeles Times Magazine and in Best American Science Writing.

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La Frontera The United States Border With Mexico

La Frontera The United States Border With Mexico

Author: Alan Weisman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/10/2019

Countdown Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth?

Countdown Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth?

Author: Alan Weisman Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 06/02/2014

Every four days there are a million more people on the planet. More people and fewer resources. In this timely work, Alan Weisman examines how we can shrink our collective human footprint so that we don't stomp any more species - including our own - out of existence. The answer: reducing gradually and non-violently the number of humans on the planet whose activities, industries and lifestyles are damaging the Earth. Defining an optimum human population for the Earth is an explosive concept. Weisman, one of the most brilliant environmental writers, will travel the globe, from the settlements of Israel and the plains of Mexico to the bustling streets of Pakistan and the teeming cities of the UK. In his search for answers, he will speak to religious leaders, demographers, ecologists, economists, engineers and agriculturalists in what promises to be an international classic.

Countdown

Countdown

Author: Alan Weisman Format: eBook Release Date: 01/10/2013

Wir konnen den zeitlichen Wettlauf nicht gewinnen - immer mehr Menschen produzieren immer mehr Mull, verbrauchen mehr Ressourcen und stoen mehr CO aus. Bisherige Versuche, die groen Umweltkatastrophen abzuwenden, indem wir den Konsum einschranken und auf erneuerbare Energien umsteigen, kommen gegen die Folgen einer stetig wachsenden Bevolkerung nicht an. Einziges Losungsszenario fur unser Uberleben ist, dass wir weniger Menschen werden. Aber was bedeutet das fur uns personlich? Konnen und wollen wir Menschen zwangsverpflichten, kein oder nur ein Kind zu bekommen? Wie kann so eine gravierende Veranderung in verschiedenen Kulturen durchgesetzt werden? Alan Weisman beschreibt wissenschaftlich genau und packend, wie eine globale Bevolkerungsreduzierung funktionieren kann - politisch, okonomisch und vor allem auch menschlich!

Countdown Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth?

Countdown Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth?

Author: Alan Weisman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/09/2013

Every four days there are a million more people on the planet. More people and fewer resources. In this timely work, Alan Weisman examines how we can shrink our collective human footprint so that we don't stomp any more species - including our own - out of existence. The answer: reducing gradually and non-violently the number of humans on the planet whose activities, industries and lifestyles are damaging the Earth. Defining an optimum human population for the Earth is an explosive concept. Weisman, one of the most brilliant environmental writers, will travel the globe, from the settlements of Israel and the plains of Mexico to the bustling streets of Pakistan and the teeming cities of the UK. In his search for answers, he will speak to religious leaders, demographers, ecologists, economists, engineers and agriculturalists in what promises to be an international classic.

Countdown

Countdown

Author: Alan Weisman Format: eBook Release Date: 24/09/2013

A powerful investigation into the chances for humanity's future from the author of the bestseller The World Without Us.In his bestselling book The World Without Us, Alan Weisman considered how the Earth could heal and even refill empty niches if relieved of humanity's constant pressures. Behind that groundbreaking thought experiment was his hope that we would be inspired to find a way to add humans back to this vision of a restored, healthy planet-only in harmony, not mortal combat, with the rest of nature.But with a million more of us every 4 1/2 days on a planet that's not getting any bigger, and with our exhaust overheating the atmosphere and altering the chemistry of the oceans, prospects for a sustainable human future seem ever more in doubt. For this long awaited follow-up book, Weisman traveled to more than 20 countries to ask what experts agreed were probably the most important questions on Earth--and also the hardest: How many humans can the planet hold without capsizing? How robust must the Earth's ecosystem be to assure our continued existence? Can we know which other species are essential to our survival? And, how might we actually arrive at a stable, optimum population, and design an economy to allow genuine prosperity without endless growth?Weisman visits an extraordinary range of the world's cultures, religions, nationalities, tribes, and political systems to learn what in their beliefs, histories, liturgies, or current circumstances might suggest that sometimes it's in their own best interest to limit their growth. The result is a landmark work of reporting: devastating, urgent, and, ultimately, deeply hopeful.By vividly detailing the burgeoning effects of our cumulative presence, Countdown reveals what may be the fastest, most acceptable, practical, and affordable way of returning our planet and our presence on it to balance. Weisman again shows that he is one of the most provocative journalists at work today, with a book whose message is so compelling that it will change how we see our lives and our destiny.

Die Welt ohne uns

Die Welt ohne uns

Author: Alan Weisman Format: eBook Release Date: 13/08/2012

Was ware, wenn wir Menschen von einem Tag auf den anderen verschwinden wurden? Zum Beispiel morgen. Ein ungeheures Gedankenexperiment! Alan Weisman entwirft das Szenario einer unbevolkerten Erde - gestutzt auf das Wissen von Biologen, Geologen, Physikern, Architekten und Ingenieuren und mit atemberaubender Phantasie. Schritt fur Schritt vollzieht Weisman nach, wie die Natur unseren Planeten zuruckerobert, und fuhrt dem Leser dabei zweierlei vor Augen: was der Mensch in Jahrtausenden zu schaffen vermochte und uber welch unerhorte Macht die Natur verfugt.

Gaviotas

Gaviotas

Author: Alan Weisman Format: eBook Release Date: 12/03/2012

Sie hatten kein Geld, nur eine Idee. Sie grundeten ein florierendes Dorf namens Gaviotas - mitten im Nirgendwo. Hier versorgen sich die Menschen komplett selbst, erzeugen erneuerbare Energie, bereiten Wasser auf, entwickeln umweltfreundliche Maschinen. Bestsellerautor Alan Weisman erzahlt die unglaubliche Geschichte einer gelebten Utopie, wo Menschen im vollkommenen Einklang mit der Natur leben: nachhaltig und glucklich.

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