Book Review: The World Without Us

The World Without Us by Alan Weisman

Published by Random House

This week’s book is one that I found whilst browsing through the tome-filled shelves of my Uni bookstore. I love that place: it smells great, is full of books which are my favorite things and has a sprinkling of hot women. Anyway…

Weisman has created a dark fairy-tale world in this best seller non-fiction work. The central idea is simple. How would the world progress if, somehow, we all disappeared? By we I mean humans, Homo sapiens, and by disappeared I mean just gone: no nuclear war, no alien attack, just a quiet and instantaneous exit.

The book weaves a beautiful and heart wrenching story of the world that while struggling with our final goodbyes, like inevitable oil spills and nuclear spillage, would ultimately be a LOT better off without us. Expert opinions and interviews abound and the content is heavily backed up with examples and evidence. Chernobyl for the entire world?

This book is getting added to my top ten best non-fiction science books list no questions asked. It’s brilliant and an easy, flowing read. Just be prepared for a few painful ‘Why are we so stupid?’ moments while reading.

5/5 Stars

Here’s the link.


3 responses to this post.

  1. Sounds like an interesting read. I might have to check it out.


  2. I enjoyed reading your review !


  3. Definitely give it a read guys. Pretty interesting.
    And thanks for commenting.


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