Alan Weisman

  • Homo disparitus

    Alan Weisman

    La nature reprendrait-elle ses droits ? combien faudrait-il d'années au clin pour retrouver son niveau d'avant l'âge industriel ? qu'adviendrait-il des réacteurs de nos centralesoe quels animaux prospéreraient et quelles race s'éteindraient ?...
    Ces questions, et beaucoup d'autres-des plus sérieuse aux plus saugrenues -, sont celles que le journaliste alan weisman plusieurs fois primé pour ses reportages (the new york times magazine the atlantic monthly, discover), nous invite à explorer. parcourant ies cinq continents, convoquant de nombreux experts - climatologue botanistes, spécialistes de l'écologie, architectes, géographes...-il nous offre ici un passionnant reportage - où la réalité dépasse la (science) fiction.,

  • 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. Weisman, one of the most brilliant environmental writers, will travel the globe, from the settlements of Israel and the plains of Mexico to the bustling streets of Pakistan and the teeming cities of the UK. In his search for answers, he will speak to religious leaders, demographers, ecologists, economists, engineers and agriculturalists in what promises to be an international classic.

  • Looks to areas of the world that are unoccupied and speaks to experts in fields ranging from nuclear physics to archaeology. This book reveals how the natural world would react to our disappearance and wrestles with some of the key concerns of our time to offer a glimpse of the legacy of our existence on the planet.