The Resource The world without us, Alan Weisman, (electronic resource)

The world without us, Alan Weisman, (electronic resource)

Label
The world without us
Title
The world without us
Statement of responsibility
Alan Weisman
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Discover the impact of the human footprint in The world without us. Take us off the Earth and what traces of us would linger? And which would disappear? Alan Weisman writes about which objects from today would vanish without us; how our pipes, wires, and cables would be pulverized into an unusual (but mere) line of red rock; why some museums and churches might be the last human creations standing; how rats and roaches would struggle without us; and how plastic, cast-iron, and radio waves may be our most lasting gifts to the planet. But The world without us is also about how parts of our world currently fare without a human presence (Chernobyl; a Polish old-growth forest, the Korean DMZ) and it looks at the human legacy on Earth, both fleeting and indelible. It's narrative nonfiction at its finest, taking an irresistible concept with gravity and a highly readable touch
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Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
TEFOD
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Weisman, Alan
Dewey number
304.2
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
GF75
LC item number
.W455 2007ab
Literary text for sound recordings
other
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Adam Grupper
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Grupper, Adam
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  • Nature
  • Material culture
  • Human-plant relationships
  • Human-animal relationships
Transposition and arrangement
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Label
The world without us, Alan Weisman, (electronic resource)
Link
http://downloadmedia.denverlibrary.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=93FB1AD8-D19B-4616-83FC-98461564E9BB
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Publication
Note
  • Downloadable audio file
  • Title from: Title details screen
  • Unabridged
  • Duration: 12:04:33
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Form of item
electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780792749479
Isbn Type
(sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
System control number
  • ocn173298691
  • (OCoLC)173298691
System details
  • Requires OverDrive Media Console (file size: 173581 KB)
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
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Tape width
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Label
The world without us, Alan Weisman, (electronic resource)
Link
http://downloadmedia.denverlibrary.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=93FB1AD8-D19B-4616-83FC-98461564E9BB
Publication
Note
  • Downloadable audio file
  • Title from: Title details screen
  • Unabridged
  • Duration: 12:04:33
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Form of item
electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780792749479
Isbn Type
(sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
System control number
  • ocn173298691
  • (OCoLC)173298691
System details
  • Requires OverDrive Media Console (file size: 173581 KB)
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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