Sunday, August 9, 2009

The World Without Us

Jeremy and I started our own personal bookclub where we both read the same book at the same time. Often times one of us will read something and then try and articulate the whole thing to the other person, so we thought it would be fun if both of us were getting the exact same information so that we could really discuss it. The first pick, compliments of Jeremy, is The World Without Us by Alan Weisman. It is the New York Times Best seller about how the planet and how the remaining occupants would grow and change if humans were to go extinct tomorrow. He talks about human made structures (houses, cities, etc) and how they would (or would not) decompose and be integrated into the changing landscape and what would happen to plants and animals without humans and human interference.

Has anyone read this book? What did you think? If you are interested in reading along, feel free to pick it up! (Try your library first, there should be plenty of copies).


Kathy said...

I've accepted your invitation to read the book. It's pretty amazing!
the link to Weisman's web is greatly appreciated.
I appreciate the reminder to go to the library ( which I did)
Happy reading,


Jeremy Burlingame said...

Great! We're really enjoying thus far.

RedMIssMitchell said...

So do you share the book? You have to have separate bookmarks right? I don't know if I could do this...

Rachel said...

Hey Erinn,

I actually got my copy from the library and Jeremy got a copy from Amazon. I think it would be too hard to share because I carry a book with me to work!