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The World Without Us by Alan Weisman
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Feb 08, 10

Recommended for: Everyone
Read in February, 2010

Rapturous, timely storytelling.

Weisman spins years of speculative journalism asking one question (what would happen if humans disappeared completely today?) into one enthralling literary journey that carries the reader from migratory bird concerns, a glimpse at Chernobyl several decades after the incident, to a dying reef in the southern Pacific.

Inevitable, the answer to his question involves asking another: What pressures on the planetary ecosystem will disappear along with human beings?

THIS QUESTION MUST BE IN THE FOREFRONT OF EVERY HUMAN BEINGS' MIND AS HE LIVES.

Let us keep this book by our bedside as a reminder-let us buy copies for our friends and encourage them to pass the news on to their friends-spread the word. We are endangering the world in which we live!

As Weisman said, "The world may be able to recover and live without us, but we will not live without her."
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