Wednesday, January 9, 2008

The World Without Us...


Thanks to Urban Botany, I have a new book on my reading list, _The World Without Us_ by Alan Weisman.

In The World Without Us, Alan Weisman offers an utterly original approach to questions of humanity's impact on the planet: he asks us to envision our Earth, without us.

In this far-reaching narrative, Weisman explains how our massive infrastructure would collapse and finally vanish without human presence; what of our everyday stuff may become immortalized as fossils; how copper pipes and wiring would be crushed into mere seams of reddish rock; why some of our earliest buildings might be the last architecture left; and how plastic, bronze sculpture, radio waves, and some man-made molecules may be our most lasting gifts to the universe.

3 comments:

Rejin L said...

Myshell, thanks for tuning in to U.B.
I hope you'll enjoy this book. Its really entertaining, for a concept that sounds like it could have been depressing.

Shannon Hodgins said...

Must check it out! Love the book review. P.S. Please e-mail me your address again. I've have a goodie for you my blogger bud. Shannon

creme brulee said...

I'll add the book to my short list. Well done, Michelle.

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