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Countdown : our last, best hope for a future on earth?

Author: Alan Weisman
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
"A powerful investigation into the chances for humanity's future from the author of the bestseller The World Without Us. In his bestselling book The World Without Us, Alan Weisman considered how the Earth could heal and even refill empty niches if relieved of humanity's constant pressures. Behind that groundbreaking thought experiment was his hope that we would be inspired to find a way to add humans back to this  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Weisman
ISBN: 9780316097758 0316097756 9780316239813 031623981X 9780316277433 0316277436 9780316097741 0316097748 9781408702666 1408702665 9781408702673 1408702673
OCLC Number: 827082571
Awards: Winner of Paris Book Festival: General Non-Fiction 2013 (UK)
Winner of Paris Book Festival 2013 (UK)
Winner of Paris Book Festival: General Non-Fiction 2013
Description: xii, 513 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: A weary land of four questions --
A world bursting its seams --
Body counts and the paradox of food --
Carrying capacity and the cradle --
Island world --
Holy See --
Gorillas in our midst --
The great wall of people --
The sea --
The bottom --
The world unraveling --
The Ayatollah giveth and taketh away --
Shrink and prosper --
Tomorrow --
Safe sex --
Parkland Earth --
The world with fewer of us.
Responsibility: Alan Weisman.


A controversial tour de force. Weisman seeks to answer a fundamental question - how do we manage the global population without destroying the planet?  Read more...


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Weisman offers heart-rending portrayals of nations already suffering demographic collapse . . . A realistic, vividly detailed exploration of the greatest problem facing our species. * Kirkus (starred Read more...

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