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    • The World Without Us

    • By: Alan Weisman
    • Narrated by: Adam Grupper
    • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 660
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    In this far-reaching narrative, Weisman explains how our massive infrastructure would collapse and vanish without human presence; which everyday items may become immortalized as fossils; why some of our earliest buildings might be the last architecture left; and how plastic, bronze sculpture, and man-made molecules may be our lasting gifts to the universe.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • mixed feelings

    • By Chris on 08-23-07

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Countdown

    • Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth?
    • By: Alan Weisman
    • Narrated by: Adam Grupper
    • Length: 18 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
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      4 out of 5 stars 64

    Weisman visits an extraordinary range of the world's cultures, religions, nationalities, tribes, and political systems to learn what in their beliefs, histories, liturgies, or current circumstances might suggest that sometimes it's in their own best interest to limit their growth.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Arduous at best, yet there are redeeming qualities

    • By Greg Peterson on 01-23-14
    • Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth?
    • By: Alan Weisman
    • Narrated by: Adam Grupper
    • Length: 18 hrs
    • Release date: 10-02-13
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 71 ratings

    Regular price: $28.50

    • Countdown

    • Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth?
    • By: Alan Weisman
    • Narrated by: Adam Grupper
    • Length: 18 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      4 out of 5 stars 5
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    Every four days there are a million more people on the planet. More people and fewer resources. In this timely work, Alan Weisman examines how we can shrink our collective human footprint so that we don't stomp any more species - including our own - out of existence. The answer: reducing gradually and non-violently the number of humans on the planet whose activities, industries and lifestyles are damaging the Earth. Defining an optimum human population for the Earth is an explosive concept.

    Regular price: $18.54

    • The World Without Us

    • By: Alan Weisman
    • Narrated by: Adam Grupper
    • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 23
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      4 out of 5 stars 14
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    Most works about the environment build on dire threats warning of the possible extinction of humanity. Alan Weisman avoids frightening off readers by disarmingly wiping out our species in the first few minutes. He then continues with an astounding depiction of how Earth will fare once we're no longer around. The World Without Us is a one-of-a-kind work that sweeps through time from the moment of humanity's future extinction to millions of years into the future.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Must-Read for Every Human

    • By Whyrl on 11-12-12

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Countdown

    • Hat die Erde eine Zukunft?
    • By: Alan Weisman
    • Narrated by: Erich Räuker
    • Length: 19 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Der Countdown hat begonnen: Die Erde kann uns nicht mehr lange (er)tragen - immer mehr Menschen produzieren immer mehr Müll, verbrauchen mehr Ressourcen und stoßen mehr CO2 aus.

    Alan Weisman nimmt uns mit auf eine aufrüttelnde Reise durch über 20 Länder und zeigt, wie nur eine drastische Reduzierung der Bevölkerungszahl unser Überleben auf der Erde sichern kann - provokativ und Augen öffnend!

    Regular price: $27.69