What if humankind disappeared from the face of the world – overnight? What would happen, how long would the world take to recover, how long before evidence of our existence disappears beneath the vegetation? There are many different answers to this question, with different time frames and scenarios and Alan Weisman’s questioning of people in the know, the experts and scientists has thrown up some amazing (and terrifying) facts. He knits all this together into an engrossing story that whilst the stuff of fantasy, has roots in the environmental damage inflicted on the planet today.
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, the author of this book paints an intriguing picture of the future of Earth.
Publication date: 03/04/2008
Publisher: Virgin Books
|Publication date:||3rd April 2008|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, Popular Science, The Real World,|
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.More About Alan Weisman