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The Resource The world without us, Alan Weisman, (sound recording)

The world without us, Alan Weisman, (sound recording)

Label
The world without us
Title
The world without us
Statement of responsibility
Alan Weisman
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Discover the impact of the human footprint in The world without us. Take us off the Earth and what traces of us would linger? And which would disappear? Alan Weisman writes about which objects from today would vanish without us; how our pipes, wires, and cables would be pulverized into an unusual (but mere) line of red rock; why some museums and churches might be the last human creations standing; how rats and roaches would struggle without us; and how plastic, cast-iron, and radio waves may be our most lasting gifts to the planet. But The world without us is also about how parts of our world currently fare without a human presence (Chernobyl; a Polish old-growth forest, the Korean DMZ) and it looks at the human legacy on Earth, both fleeting and indelible. It's narrative nonfiction at its finest, taking an irresistible concept with gravity and a highly readable touch
Summary
A study of what would happen to Earth if the human presence was removed examines our legacy for the planet, from the objects that would vanish without human intervention to those that would become long-lasting remnants of humankind
Tone
Writing style
Audio
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
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10278813
Cataloging source
TEFOD
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Weisman, Alan
Dewey number
304.2
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
GF75
LC item number
.W455 2007ab
Literary text for sound recordings
other
PerformerNote
Read by Adam Grupper
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Grupper, Adam
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True
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  • Nature
  • Material culture
  • Human-plant relationships
  • Human-animal relationships
Target audience
adult
Label
The world without us, Alan Weisman, (sound recording)
Instantiates
Publication
Capture and storage technique
analog electrical storage
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
10 sound discs (12 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781427201485
Note
  • Audiobook.
  • Unabridged.
Other physical details
digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (OUa)vtls000684287
  • (OCoLC)ocn148726143
  • ocn1ocm51064008
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The world without us, Alan Weisman, (sound recording)
Publication
Capture and storage technique
analog electrical storage
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
10 sound discs (12 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781427201485
Note
  • Audiobook.
  • Unabridged.
Other physical details
digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (OUa)vtls000684287
  • (OCoLC)ocn148726143
  • ocn1ocm51064008
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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