The World Without Us
Book Title & Author:
The World Without Us by Alan Weisman
Why do you think the LSSU Campus should read this book? How will it build community? start conversations? encourage social engagement? empower critical thinking? Will it inspire an engaging TEDxLSSU theme?
The book would be able to generate interest across many disciplines as it discusses what the earth would look like if humans suddenly disappeared. It investigates what would remain and how long it would take for the planet ‘recover’ – not only talks about science, but discusses the long term impacts of much of what we do as humans.
Description from publisher’s site:
“If human beings disappeared instantaneously from the Earth, what would happen? How would the planet reclaim its surface? What creatures would emerge from the dark and swarm? How would our treasured structures–our tunnels, our bridges, our homes, our monuments–survive the unmitigated impact of a planet without our intervention? In his revelatory, bestselling account, Alan Weisman draws on every field of science to present an environmental assessment like no other, the most affecting portrait yet of humankind’s place on this planet.”
Additional Information: This book is available in both audio and Kindle formats.