The World Without Us

  • Filename: the-world-without-us.
  • ISBN: 9781448133475
  • Release Date: 2012-08-31
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Author: Alan Weisman
  • Publisher: Random House



"On the day after humans disappear, nature takes over and immediately begins cleaning house - or houses, that is. Cleans them right off the face of the earth. They all go." What if mankind disappeared right now, forever ... what would happen to the Earth in a week, a year, a millennium? Could the planet's climate ever recover from human activity? How would nature destroy our huge cities and our myriad plastics? And what would our final legacy be? Speaking to experts in fields as diverse as oil production and ecology, and visiting the places that have escaped recent human activity to discover how they have adapted to life without us, Alan Weisman paints an intriguing picture of the future of Earth. Exploring key concerns of our time, this absorbing thought experiment reveals a powerful - and surprising - picture of our planet's future.

The World Without Us

  • Filename: the-world-without-us.
  • ISBN: 9781632863034
  • Release Date: 2016-06-21
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Mireille Juchau
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA



It has been six months since Tess MÃ1⁄4ller stopped speaking. Her silence is baffling to her parents, her teachers, and her younger sister Meg, but the more urgent mystery for both girls is where their mother Evangeline goes each day, pushing an empty pram and returning home wet, muddy and dishevelled. Their father Stefan, struggling with his own losses, tends to his apiary and tries to understand why his bees are disappearing. But after he discovers a car wreck and human remains on their farm, old secrets emerge to threaten the fragile family. One day Tess's teacher Jim encounters Evangeline in the nearby mountains. Jim is in flight from the city and a past he is trying to forget, and Evangeline, raised in a mountain commune and bearing the scars of the fire that destroyed it, is a puzzle he longs to solve. As the forest trees are felled and the lakes fill with run-off from the expanding mines, Tess watches the landscape of her family undergo shifts of its own. A storm is coming and the MÃ1⁄4llers are in its path.

The World Without Us

  • Filename: the-world-without-us.
  • ISBN: 9781459806825
  • Release Date: 2015-02-15
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Author: Robin Stevenson
  • Publisher: Orca Book Publishers



What do you do when someone you care about wants you to follow him to a really dark place? Do you pull away? Do you help plan the trip? Or do you put your own life on the line in the hope that love will coax your friend away from the precipice? When Mel meets Jeremy, she thinks she has finally found someone who understands her, someone who will listen to her, someone who cares. But Jeremy has secrets that torment him, and Mel isn’t sure she can save him from his demons. All she knows is that she has to save herself. Set in Florida, against a backdrop of anti-death-penalty activism, The World Without Us examines one girl’s choices in a world where the stakes are very high and one misstep can hurt—or even kill—you.

Countdown

  • Filename: countdown.
  • ISBN: 9780316236508
  • Release Date: 2013-09-24
  • Number of pages: 528
  • Author: Alan Weisman
  • Publisher: Little, Brown



A powerful investigation into the chances for humanity's future from the author of the bestseller The World Without Us. In his bestselling book The World Without Us, Alan Weisman considered how the Earth could heal and even refill empty niches if relieved of humanity's constant pressures. Behind that groundbreaking thought experiment was his hope that we would be inspired to find a way to add humans back to this vision of a restored, healthy planet-only in harmony, not mortal combat, with the rest of nature. But with a million more of us every 4 1/2 days on a planet that's not getting any bigger, and with our exhaust overheating the atmosphere and altering the chemistry of the oceans, prospects for a sustainable human future seem ever more in doubt. For this long awaited follow-up book, Weisman traveled to more than 20 countries to ask what experts agreed were probably the most important questions on Earth--and also the hardest: How many humans can the planet hold without capsizing? How robust must the Earth's ecosystem be to assure our continued existence? Can we know which other species are essential to our survival? And, how might we actually arrive at a stable, optimum population, and design an economy to allow genuine prosperity without endless growth? Weisman visits an extraordinary range of the world's cultures, religions, nationalities, tribes, and political systems to learn what in their beliefs, histories, liturgies, or current circumstances might suggest that sometimes it's in their own best interest to limit their growth. The result is a landmark work of reporting: devastating, urgent, and, ultimately, deeply hopeful. By vividly detailing the burgeoning effects of our cumulative presence, Countdown reveals what may be the fastest, most acceptable, practical, and affordable way of returning our planet and our presence on it to balance. Weisman again shows that he is one of the most provocative journalists at work today, with a book whose message is so compelling that it will change how we see our lives and our destiny.

The Year Without Summer

  • Filename: the-year-without-summer.
  • ISBN: 9780312676452
  • Release Date: 2013-02-26
  • Number of pages: 338
  • Author: William K. Klingaman
  • Publisher: Macmillan



Traces a year of dramatic global change in the aftermath of a massive early nineteenth-century Indonesian volcanic eruption that disrupted weather patterns and triggered food shortages, religious revivals, migrations, and a typhus epidemic.

Changing the World Without Money Or God

  • Filename: changing-the-world-without-money-or-god.
  • ISBN: 0986227609
  • Release Date: 2015-01-01
  • Number of pages: 350
  • Author: Charles Rentz
  • Publisher: Charles T Rentz



SALES and MARKETING Note: At the end of the description below is a bullet list of why people will purchase this book. This book ALSO has great potential for reaching the international market. Description of Book and Short Synopsis: As a rapidly evolving psychological species, the fact is: The human race has reached a tipping point in human consciousness and a time when more people than ever are looking for answers beyond traditional faith based concepts, and distorted governmental solutions. We are beginning to see the folly in our maladaptive coping mechanisms that used to offer comfort from our current individual and collective challenges. Many of us are also tired of making sense of contradictory ideas pervading our society that are leading us astray. In order to make our lives happier and the world a better place, many human beings are passionately seeking new perspectives and solutions to our mutual human endeavors. Deep within the minds and hearts of more individuals than ever before, (especially our youth), is a deep yearning for higher purpose and need to feel connected with something greater than our own selfish desires. Many of us have emotionally and intellectually evolved to a point where we are looking beyond the outdated ideas of god, and seeking to establish a permanent relationship with our highest conscious self, who strives to bond with the entire human race as a whole. This book offers a means of opening up to oneself, and instills a sense of unity among our species that is much needed in our global culture-we are more alike than we are different. On earth, where new ideas and solutions are urgently needed and paramount to coexisting peacefully, through a variety of unique insights and examples, and to cultivate truth, I untangle the unconscious nature of our human condition by offering believable 'real life' perspectives on: Psychology, Spirituality, Philosophy, Science and Practical Reality. During this monumental, yet temporary phase in human evolution, "Changing the World without Money or God" exposes how the vast unconscious nature of the human mind is covertly molding our seemingly self destructive world. My writing also assists in understanding many culturally maladjusted anomalies at a deeply conscious level, and offers viable solutions to our individual and global challenges. This book takes the reader on a mindful journey into modern consciousness and free thought, by which their own conscious awareness will be thrust into an entirely new level of understanding the intricacies of our collective human condition. Why will readers buy this book? Humans are ready for a change and know that our current social, religious and governmental systems are damaged and no longer working; this book offers a new way of addressing these divisive collective issues. Generally speaking, the title and content is controversial and intriguing in nature. The book is written in a very logical manner using real life examples that will deeply resonate with most humans. Presently, there are more religious AND non-religious people looking for spiritual answers without the dogma of religion; many Christians are seeking answers beyond their fundamental faith, too. Using a new age thought process, this book helps to bridge a much needed gap between the reality of psychology and spirituality. The content addresses and brings to light that money and 'the god concept' have never realistically solved our individual and collective problems at the core level. This book speaks of the vital changes that must occur in our collective human consciousness. I demonstrate that the major problems occurring in the world are merely a temporary phase in human consciousness, and proof things are actually improving on our planet. I also offer real life answers to many questions as to why humans think and act the way we do, and provide solutions to our individual and collective problems.

In the Dust of This Planet

  • Filename: in-the-dust-of-this-planet.
  • ISBN: 9781780990101
  • Release Date: 2011-08-26
  • Number of pages: 179
  • Author: Eugene Thacker
  • Publisher: John Hunt Publishing



The world is increasingly unthinkable, a world of planetary disasters, emerging pandemics, and the looming threat of extinction. In this book Eugene Thacker suggests that we look to the genre of horror as offering a way of thinking about the unthinkable world. To confront this idea is to confront the limit of our ability to understand the world in which we live - a central motif of the horror genre. In the Dust of This Planet explores these relationships between philosophy and horror. In Thacker's hands, philosophy is not academic logic-chopping; instead, it is the thought of the limit of all thought, especially as it dovetails into occultism, demonology, and mysticism. Likewise, Thacker takes horror to mean something beyond the focus on gore and scare tactics, but as the under-appreciated genre of supernatural horror in fiction, film, comics, and music.

The World Without You

  • Filename: the-world-without-you.
  • ISBN: 9780307907561
  • Release Date: 2012-06-19
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Author: Joshua Henkin
  • Publisher: Vintage



***National Jewish Book Awards 2012, Finalist*** JJ Greenberg Memorial Award for Fiction From the author of the New York Times Notable Book Matrimony ["Beautiful . . . Brilliant."—Michael Cunningham], a moving, mesmerizing new novel about love, loss, and the aftermath of a family tragedy. It’s July 4, 2005, and the Frankel family is descending upon their beloved summer home in the Berkshires. But this is no ordinary holiday. The family has gathered to memorialize Leo, the youngest of the four siblings, an intrepid journalist and adventurer who was killed on that day in 2004, while on assignment in Iraq. The parents, Marilyn and David, are adrift in grief. Their forty-year marriage is falling apart. Clarissa, the eldest sibling and a former cello prodigy, has settled into an ambivalent domesticity and is struggling at age thirty-nine to become pregnant. Lily, a fiery-tempered lawyer and the family contrarian, is angry at everyone. And Noelle, whose teenage years were shadowed by promiscuity and school expulsions, has moved to Jerusalem and become a born-again Orthodox Jew. The last person to see Leo alive, Noelle has flown back for the memorial with her husband and four children, but she feels entirely out of place. And Thisbe —Leo’s widow and mother of their three-year-old son—has come from California bearing her own secret. Set against the backdrop of Independence Day and the Iraq War, The World Without You is a novel about sibling rivalries and marital feuds, about volatile women and silent men, and, ultimately, about the true meaning of family. From the Hardcover edition.

A World Without Islam

  • Filename: a-world-without-islam.
  • ISBN: 9780316072014
  • Release Date: 2010-08-11
  • Number of pages: 300
  • Author: Graham E. Fuller
  • Publisher: Hachette UK



What if Islam never existed? To some, it's a comforting thought: no clash of civilizations, no holy wars, no terrorists. But what if that weren't the case at all? In A WORLD WITHOUT ISLAM, Graham E. Fuller guides us along an illuminating journey through history, geopolitics, and religion to investigate whether or not Islam is indeed the cause of some of today's most emotional and important international crises. Fuller takes us from the birth of Islam to the fall of Rome to the rise and collapse of the Ottoman Empire. He examines and analyzes the roots of terrorism, the conflict in Israel, and the role of Islam in supporting and energizing the anti-imperial struggle. Provocatively, he finds that contrary to the claims of many politicians, thinkers, theologians, and soldiers, a world without Islam might not look vastly different from what we know today. Filled with fascinating details and counterintuitive conclusions, A WORLD WITHOUT ISLAM is certain to inspire debate and reshape the way we think about Islam's relationship with the West.

World Without Cancer

  • Filename: world-without-cancer.
  • ISBN: 9780912986197
  • Release Date: 1997
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Author: G. Edward Griffin
  • Publisher: Dubois Publishing



pt.1 The science of cancer therapy --pt.2. The politics of cancer therapy.

Nothing about Us Without Us

  • Filename: nothing-about-us-without-us.
  • ISBN: 0520224817
  • Release Date: 2000
  • Number of pages: 197
  • Author: James I. Charlton
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press



"A study of the global oppression of people with disabilities and the international movement that has recently emerged to resist it ... A theoretical overview of disability oppression that shows its similarities to, and differences from, racism, sexism, and colonialism."--Jacket.

America

  • Filename: america.
  • ISBN: 9781621572282
  • Release Date: 2014-06-02
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Author: Dinesh D'Souza
  • Publisher: Regnery Publishing



#1 New York Times Bestseller Is America a source of pride, as Americans have long held, or shame, as Progressives allege? Beneath an innocent exterior, are our lives complicit in a national project of theft, expropriation, oppression, and murder, or is America still the hope of the world? Dinesh D'Souza says these questions are no mere academic exercise. It is the Progressive view that is taught in our schools, that is preached by Hollywood, and that shapes the policies of the Obama administration. If America is a force for inequality and injustice in the world, its power deserves to be diminished; if traditional America is based on oppression and theft, then traditional America must be reformed—and the federal government can do the reforming. In America: Imagine a World without Her D'Souza offers a passionate and sharply reasoned defense of America, knocking down every important accusation made by Progressives against our country. Provocative in its analysis, stunning in its conclusions, Dinesh D'Souza's America is a new classic.

A World Without You

  • Filename: a-world-without-you.
  • ISBN: 9781101627846
  • Release Date: 2016-07-19
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Author: Beth Revis
  • Publisher: Penguin



What would you do to bring back someone you love? After the unexpected loss of his girlfriend, a boy suffering from delusions believes he can travel through time to save her in this gripping new novel from New York Times bestselling author Beth Revis. "A story that’s both heartbreaking and hopeful." —Publishers Weekly, starred review “Revis’s account of grief, loss, first love, and anguish, presented through a lens of mental illness, is a must-read.” —VOYA, starred review “A heartrending, beautifully complex look at mental illness, life, and loss. I tore through the pages, and, days later, this story still has a hold on me.” —Alexandra Bracken, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Darkest Minds series and Passenger Seventeen-year-old Bo has always had delusions that he can travel through time. When he was ten, Bo claimed to have witnessed the Titanic hit an iceberg, and at fifteen, he found himself on a Civil War battlefield, horrified by the bodies surrounding him. So when his concerned parents send him to a school for troubled youth, Bo assumes he knows the truth: that he’s actually attending Berkshire Academy, a school for kids who, like Bo, have "superpowers." At Berkshire, Bo falls in love with Sofia, a quiet girl with a tragic past and the superpower of invisibility. Sofia helps Bo open up in a way he never has before. In turn, Bo provides comfort to Sofia, who lost her mother and two sisters at a very young age. But even the strength of their love isn’t enough to help Sofia escape her deep depression. After she commits suicide, Bo is convinced that she's not actually dead. He believes that she's stuck somewhere in time — that he somehow left her in the past, and now it's his job to save her. Not since Ned Vizzini’s It’s Kind of a Funny Story has there been such a heartrending depiction of mental illness. In her first contemporary novel, Beth Revis guides readers through the mind of a young man struggling to process his grief as he fights his way through his delusions. As Bo becomes more and more determined to save Sofia, he has to decide whether to face his demons head-on, or succumb to a psychosis that will let him be with the girl he loves. From the Hardcover edition.

The Vertical Farm

  • Filename: the-vertical-farm.
  • ISBN: 9780312611392
  • Release Date: 2010-10-12
  • Number of pages: 305
  • Author: Dickson Despommier
  • Publisher: Macmillan



When the author, a Columbia professor, set out to solve America's food, water, and energy crises, he didn't just think big, he thought up. His stroke of genius, the vertical farm, has excited scientists, architects, and politicians around the globe. These multi-story intensely managed indoor farms, grown inside skyscrapers, are capable of producing traditional greenhouse crops, as well as pigs and fowl, year-round. They would provide solutions to many of the serious problems the world is facing.

Inventing the Future

  • Filename: inventing-the-future.
  • ISBN: 1784780960
  • Release Date: 2015-09-30
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: Nick Srnicek
  • Publisher:



A major new left manifesto for a technological future free from work.

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