Alan Weisman


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Alan Weisman's reports from around the world have appeared in Harper's, The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic Monthly, The Los Angeles Times Magazine, Orion, Wilson Quarterly, Vanity Fair, Mother Jones, Discover, Audubon, Condé Nast Traveler, and in many anthologies, including Best American Science Writing 2006. His most recent book, The World Without Us, a bestseller translated into 30 languages, was named the Best Nonfiction Book of 2007 by both Time Magazine and Entertainment Weekly, the #1 Nonfiction Audiobook of 2007 by iTunes; a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Nonfiction, for the Orio
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The World Without Us

3.80 avg rating — 39,379 ratings — published 2007 — 78 editions
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Countdown: Our Last Best Ho...

4.14 avg rating — 1,205 ratings — published 2013 — 7 editions
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Gaviotas: A Village to Rein...

4.19 avg rating — 718 ratings — published 1998 — 10 editions
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An Echo in My Blood: The Se...

3.68 avg rating — 22 ratings — published 1999
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La Frontera: The United Sta...

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Prince of Darkness: Richard...

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Lone Star: The Extraordinar...

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“Without us, Earth will abide and endure; without her, however, we could not even be.”
Alan Weisman, The World Without Us

“Nobility is expensive, nonproductive, and parasitic, siphoning away too much of society’s energy to satisfy its frivolous cravings.”
Alan Weisman, The World Without Us

“All of us humans have myriad other species to thank. Without them, we couldn't exist. It's that simple, and we can't afford to ignore them, anymore than I can afford to neglect my precious wife--nor the sweet mother Earth that births and holds us all.

Without us, Earth will abide and endure; without her, however, we could not even be.”
Alan Weisman, The World Without Us

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