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Weisman, Alan

Overview
Works: 75 works in 203 publications in 9 languages and 9,106 library holdings
Genres: Biography 
Roles: Other, Creator, Performer, Speaker
Classifications: GF75, 304.2
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Publications about Alan Weisman
Publications by Alan Weisman
Most widely held works about Alan Weisman
 
Most widely held works by Alan Weisman
The world without us by Alan Weisman( Book )
32 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and Indonesian and held by 3,835 libraries worldwide
Journalist Weisman offers an original approach to questions of humanity's impact on the planet. Drawing on the expertise of engineers, atmospheric scientists, art conservators, zoologists, oil refiners, marine biologists, astrophysicists, religious leaders, and paleontologists, he illustrates what the planet might be like today if humans disappeared. He explains how our massive infrastructure would collapse and finally vanish without human presence; which everyday items may become immortalized as fossils; how copper pipes and wiring would be crushed into mere seams of reddish rock; why some of our earliest buildings might be the last architecture left; and how plastic, bronze sculpture, radio waves, and some man-made molecules may be our most lasting gifts to the universe. As he shows which human devastations are indelible, and which examples of our highest art and culture would endure longest, Weisman's narrative ultimately drives toward a radical but persuasive solution that needn't depend on our demise.--From publisher description
Countdown : our last, best hope for a future on earth? by Alan Weisman( Book )
18 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,284 libraries worldwide
"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¿ 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 the 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"--
La frontera : the United States border with Mexico by Alan Weisman( Book )
12 editions published between 1986 and 1991 in English and held by 981 libraries worldwide
Text and photographs examine life along the United States-Mexico border
Gaviotas : a village to reinvent the world by Alan Weisman( Book )
12 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 938 libraries worldwide
Tells the story of Gaviotas, an experimental village established in the barren eastern savanna of Colombia by a group of visionaries and technicians in an attempt to prove that it is possible for people to exist, and even thrive, in one of the world's harshest environments
The world without us by Alan Weisman( Sound Recording )
13 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 771 libraries worldwide
A study of what would happen to Earth if the human presence was removed examines our legacy for the planet, from the objects that would vanish without human intervention to those that would become long-lasting remnants of humankind
Prince of darkness, Richard Perle : the kingdom, the power and the end of empire in America by Alan Weisman( Book )
5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 374 libraries worldwide
At nearly every pivotal moment in international politics over the past twenty-five years--from the Reagan-Gorbachev summits, to the Iran-Contra scandal, to the collapse of the Soviet Union, to the decision to go to war in Iraq--if you dug deeply you would find a figure just behind the scenes influencing the action: that of Richard Perle. Largely eschewing senior cabinet appointments and other high-profile roles, the passionate, zealous Perle has been content to operate quietly--behavior which earned him the moniker of The Prince of Darkness. Nevertheless, his influence in Washington has helped to fuel an international disaster in Iraq and the growth of anti-Americanism worldwide. Alan Weisman, a former producer for 60 Minutes, CBS Sunday Morning, and the CBS Evening News, is now shining a light on this major political figure. While Perle has not authorized this biography, he has submitted to interviews with Weisman, encouraged his friends to do so, and provided non-classified material. Such access has granted Weisman a deep and critical insight into Perle's methods and mindset. Weisman explores how Perle derailed a nuclear arms agreement between the U.S. and the then Soviet Union; his controversial business dealings; Perle's tenure as Chairman of the Pentagon's Defense Policy Board during the present Bush Administration; and his role leading up to the Iraqi War, including his dealings with Iraqi exiles like Ahmed Chalabi. From the collapse of the Soviet Union to the current saber-rattling over Iran, Syria, and North Korea, Perle has put his stamp on almost every decisive event in international politics. This is an insightful and incisive study of the highest quality, and one that everyone--not just policy experts--should read.--Publisher description
Countdown our last, best hope for a future on Earth? by Alan Weisman( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 124 libraries worldwide
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. Countdown reveals what may be the fastest, most acceptable, practical, and affordable way of returning the planet and the presence on it back in balance
Die Welt ohne uns : Reise über eine unbevölkerte Erde by Alan Weisman( Book )
11 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in German and held by 78 libraries worldwide
Journalist Weisman offers an original approach to questions of humanity's impact on the planet. Drawing on the expertise of engineers, atmospheric scientists, art conservators, zoologists, oil refiners, marine biologists, astrophysicists, religious leaders, and paleontologists, he illustrates what the planet might be like today if humans disappeared. He explains how our massive infrastructure would collapse and finally vanish without human presence; which everyday items may become immortalized as fossils; how copper pipes and wiring would be crushed into mere seams of reddish rock; why some of our earliest buildings might be the last architecture left; and how plastic, bronze sculpture, radio waves, and some man-made molecules may be our most lasting gifts to the universe. As he shows which human devastations are indelible, and which examples of our highest art and culture would endure longest, Weisman's narrative ultimately drives toward a radical but persuasive solution that needn't depend on our demise.--From publisher description
Homo disparitus by Alan Weisman( Book )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in French and held by 61 libraries worldwide
The year in sports, 1995 ( visu )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 36 libraries worldwide
From great moments to bloopers in the world of sport for 1995
Il mondo senza di noi by Alan Weisman( Book )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in Italian and held by 25 libraries worldwide
De wereld zonder ons by Alan Weisman( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in Dutch and held by 25 libraries worldwide
El mundo sin nosotros by Alan Weisman( Book )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in Spanish and held by 24 libraries worldwide
Mei you wo men de shi jie by Alan Weisman( Book )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in Chinese and held by 24 libraries worldwide
Gaviotas : ein Dorf erfindet die Welt neu by Alan Weisman( Book )
5 editions published in 2012 in German and held by 19 libraries worldwide
Industrial processes & waste stream management ( visu )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 18 libraries worldwide
Introduces several ways gaseous, liquid, and solid waste streams can be treated by physical, chemical, biological, thermal or a combination of these technologies
Countdown : hat die Erde eine Zukunft? by Alan Weisman( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in German and held by 18 libraries worldwide
Jinrui ga kieta sekai = The world without us by Alan Weisman( Book )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in Japanese and held by 14 libraries worldwide
Journalist Weisman offers an original approach to questions of humanity's impact on the planet. Drawing on the expertise of engineers, atmospheric scientists, art conservators, zoologists, oil refiners, marine biologists, astrophysicists, religious leaders, and paleontologists, he illustrates what the planet might be like today if humans disappeared. He explains how our massive infrastructure would collapse and finally vanish without human presence; which everyday items may become immortalized as fossils; how copper pipes and wiring would be crushed into mere seams of reddish rock; why some of our earliest buildings might be the last architecture left; and how plastic, bronze sculpture, radio waves, and some man-made molecules may be our most lasting gifts to the universe. As he shows which human devastations are indelible, and which examples of our highest art and culture would endure longest, Weisman's narrative ultimately drives toward a radical but persuasive solution that needn't depend on our demise
Industrial processes & waste stream management ( visu )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
Presents three different views of the vast chemical industry. Explains how the industry transports, transfers, stores, and procuces large quantities of synthetic organic compunds. Demonstrates ways to recycling as a means to reduce wastes. Introduces a variety of environmentally-friendly practices
Industrial processes & waste stream management ( visu )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Presents an overview of the oil refining processes and products. Demonstrates how the refinery eliminates many potential petroleum waste streams and further boosts the quantity of useful products derived from a barrel of oil
 
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Alternative Names
Veismans, Alans
アラン・ワイズマン
ワイズマン, アラン
Languages
English (100)
German (17)
Spanish (6)
French (4)
Japanese (4)
Chinese (3)
Italian (2)
Indonesian (1)
Dutch (1)
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