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    DescriptionA powerful investigation into the chances for humanity's future from the author of the bestseller The World Without Us. In his bestselling "The World Without Us, "Alan Weisman considered what Earth would look like with humanity gone. Behind his groundbreaking thought experiment was this question: Can humans be a part of a healed, restored planet? In his long-awaited follow-up, Weisman traveled to 21 countries to research the main obstacle to humanity's future: the sheer number of us. Weighing religious, cultural, and socioeconomic factors against biological and ecological ones, COUNTDOWN shows us the devastating effects of our cumulative presence and suggests what may be our fastest, most acceptable and affordable way of returning to a pace the planet can sustain before it's too late. Weisman shows again that he is one of the most provocative journalists at work today, asking the questions that truly matter most.

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    Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth?
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Alan Weisman
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 528
    Width: 157 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 48 mm
    Weight: 798 g
    ISBN 13: 9780316097758
    ISBN 10: 0316097756

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    LC classification: GF75 .W454 2013
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    Edition statement
    Little Brown and Company
    Imprint name
    Little Brown and Company
    Publication date
    24 September 2013
    Author Information
    Alan Weisman is the best-selling author of "The World Without Us, " and an award-winning journalist whose reports have appeared in "Harper's, ""The New York Times Magazine, ""The Atlantic Monthly, ""Discover, " and on NPR, among others. A former contributing editor to the "Los Angeles Times Magazine, " he is a senior radio producer for Homelands Productions and teaches international journalism at the University of Arizona. His essay "Earth Without People" ("Discover "magazine, February 2005), on which "The World Without Us "expands, was selected for "Best American Science Writing 2006," and he is interviewed frequently about how humans exist on the planet.