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How would the World without us look like?

If you would like to know how would the World without us – humans - look like then don’t miss this article. We offer you a website which is dedicated to the book of Alan Weisman - The World Without Us. You may find interesting information there and even watch a movie – depicting how the world without us will look like.

World without us: Website dedicated to the book The World without us by Alan Weisman.
The World Without Us reveals how our massive infrastructure would collapse and finally vanish without human presence. And how for example - just days after humans disappear - floods in New York's subways would start eroding the city's foundations. The book describes the distinct ways that organic and chemically-treated farms would revert to wild and how billions more birds would flourish.

How you can use it
On the website you may read about the book, about the author, about his tours and some reviews as well. And there is even an interview with the author:

„Your new book, The World Without Us, poses a fascinating, extraordinary thought experiment: if you take every living human off the Earth, what traces of us would linger and what would disappear? It asks what might happen to our world if humans vanished? What was the inspiration for your book?“ is the first question.

„For a long time I’ve sought some fresh, non-threatening approach to disarm readers’ apprehensions about environmental destruction long enough that they might consider the impacts of unbridled human activity on the rest of nature – and on our own fate. I’ve found that theoretically wiping humans off the face of the earth intrigues rather than frightens people,“ answers the author. And the interview continues...

What you should know...
And what other people say about the book? "I don't think I've read a better non-fiction book this year,” says Lev Grossman, TIME Book Critic. "This is one of the grandest thought experiments of our time, a tremendous feat of imaginative reporting!" Bill McKibben, author of The End of Nature and Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and The Durable Future. And what about you?
(27. 4. 2009 | editors)

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