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Alan Weisman (1) (1947–)

Autor/a de The World Without Us

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5+ obres 6,545 Membres 203 Ressenyes 2 preferits

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Alan Weisman is the author of several books, including The World Without Us, an international bestseller translated into thirty-four languages, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and winner of the Wenjin Book Prize of the National Library of China. His reports have appeared in mostra'n més Harper's the New York Times Magazine, the Los Angeles Times Magazine, The Atlantic Discover, Vanity Fair, Wilson Quarterly, Mother Jones, and Orion, on NPR, and in The Best American Science Writing. A senior producer for Homelands Productions, he lives in western Massachusetts. mostra'n menys

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The Best American Science Writing 2006 (2006) — Col·laborador — 264 exemplars
Lapham's Quarterly - The Future: Volume IV, Number 4, Fall 2011 (2011) — Col·laborador — 23 exemplars

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On one hand, this could be taken as a very depressing exercise: just how long will it take for nature to more or less return to pre-human condition were we to all disappear tomorrow.

The answer turns this into a fairly hopeful book: not very long. For most things, anyway. Plastics will be here long after any signs of us are entirely wiped from the planet. But, out cities will be gone in a geological blink of the eye: a few hundred years.
 
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GordCampbell | Hi ha 187 ressenyes més | Dec 20, 2023 |
I wish those with political & economic clout would read books like this.
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BBrookes | Hi ha 9 ressenyes més | Dec 5, 2023 |
A very novel idea, but the essay jumps around more than I cared for. In the end, it is about fixing our planet. Surprise; the problem is too many humans. Oct 2009
 
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BBrookes | Hi ha 187 ressenyes més | Dec 5, 2023 |
Fascinating descriptions of some existing or abandoned locations, together with extrapolations of how things might look if we humans really mess up our planet to the extent we can no longer live on it.
 
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mykl-s | Hi ha 187 ressenyes més | Aug 11, 2023 |

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