Lover of books, rats, and things that are nifty. Atheist, liberal, historian, scientist.

 

What I’m reading now - The World Without Us, by Alan Weisman
As the title states, this book is an examination of what would happen to the world if humans were to disappear tomorrow.  From descriptions of how houses decay and cities collapse, to the consequences of our obsession with oil, plastics and nuclear materials, The World Without Us is a sobering view of the havoc humans have wreaked on the world and how permanent the scarring could be.
While Weisman is not a scientist himself, he bases his narrative on interviews with various experts across the globe - engineers, ecologists, marine biologists, petroleum engineers, zoologists, etc.

What I’m reading now - The World Without Us, by Alan Weisman

As the title states, this book is an examination of what would happen to the world if humans were to disappear tomorrow.  From descriptions of how houses decay and cities collapse, to the consequences of our obsession with oil, plastics and nuclear materials, The World Without Us is a sobering view of the havoc humans have wreaked on the world and how permanent the scarring could be.

While Weisman is not a scientist himself, he bases his narrative on interviews with various experts across the globe - engineers, ecologists, marine biologists, petroleum engineers, zoologists, etc.