The World Without Us

An upcoming book, The World Without Us, charts the development of Earth’s ecology in the face of human extinction:

Drawing on the expertise of engineers, atmospheric scientists, art conservators, zoologists, oil refiners, marine biologists, astrophysicists, religious leaders from rabbis to the Dalai Lama, and paleontologists – who describe a pre-human world inhabited by megafauna like giant sloths that stood taller than mammoths – Weisman illustrates what the planet might be like today, if not for us. (diagram and timeline)

Anybody remember a book back in the 1980s called Afterman? It looked at possible evolutionary paths for animals after humans disappear. This reminds me of that.

Published by Andy

Gay Hoosier Taurus INFJ ex-playwright pianist gymbunny published author in San Francisco.