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Weisman, Alan

Overview
Works: 32 works in 109 publications in 10 languages and 8,655 library holdings
Genres: Biography 
Roles: Author, Speaker, Creator
Classifications: GF75, 304.2
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Alan Weisman
Publications by Alan Weisman
Most widely held works by Alan Weisman
The world without us by Alan Weisman( Book )
15 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 3,573 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 )
9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Dutch and held by 1,760 libraries worldwide
Analyse van bevolkingsvraagstukken in de context van de opnamecapaciteit van de aarde, ecosystemen en de mogelijkheid van een economie die niet afhankelijk is van bevolkingsgroei
La frontera : the United States border with Mexico by Alan Weisman( Book )
13 editions published between 1986 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 942 libraries worldwide
Text and photographs examine life along the United States-Mexico border
Gaviotas : a village to reinvent the world by Alan Weisman( Book )
15 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 901 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 )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 679 libraries worldwide
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
Prince of darkness, Richard Perle : the kingdom, the power and the end of empire in America by Alan Weisman( Book )
6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 297 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 149 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
Homo disparitus by Alan Weisman( Book )
7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in French and held by 70 libraries worldwide
Countdown : hat die Erde eine Zukunft? by Alan Weisman( Book )
4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in German and held by 40 libraries worldwide
Il mondo senza di noi by Alan Weisman( Book )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in Italian and held by 30 libraries worldwide
Compte à rebours : jusqu'où pourrons-nous être trop nombreux sur terre? by Alan Weisman( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in French and held by 24 libraries worldwide
Gaviotas : ein Dorf erfindet die Welt neu by Alan Weisman( Book )
6 editions published in 2012 in German and held by 24 libraries worldwide
De wereld zonder ons by Alan Weisman( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in Dutch and held by 16 libraries worldwide
Gaviotas ein Dorf erfindet die Nachhaltigkeit by Alan Weisman( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in German and held by 15 libraries worldwide
Verden uden os by Alan Weisman( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in Danish and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Et bud på, hvilke arter der vil overleve, hvis mennesket forsvandt, og hvor lang tid der vil gå, før menneskets skader på naturen vil være genoprettet
Kiseki no eko shūraku gabiotasu by Alan Weisman( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in Japanese and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Metsubo eno kauntodaun : Jinko daibakuhatsu to wareware no mirai by Alan Weisman( Book )
2 editions published in 2013 in Japanese and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Metsubo eno kauntodaun : Jinko daibakuhatsu to wareware no mirai by Alan Weisman( Book )
2 editions published in 2013 in Japanese and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Bizsiz dünya = The world without us by Alan Weisman( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in Turkish and held by 2 libraries worldwide
La cuenta atrás : ¿tenemos futuro en la Tierra? by Alan Weisman( file )
1 edition published in 2014 in Spanish and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Una bomba demográfica amenaza la convivencia del planeta. El crecimiento de la población mundial se ha disparado hasta límites insostenibles. La Comisión Mundial del Medio Ambiente y del Desarrollo (1988) ha seáalado las catastróficas consecuencias. Weisman recorre el planeta hablando con expertos y líderes de todo el mundo para establecer cuál sería la población ideal y cómo se podría alcanzar. Las conclusiones son revolucionarias, y el proceso para llegar a ellas tan fascinante como lo fue El mundo sin nosotros
 
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Alternative Names
Alan Weisman Amerikaans schrijver
Alan Weisman scrittore e giornalista statunitense
Alan Weisman US-amerikanischer Journalist und Autor
Veismans, Alans
Weisman, Alan
آلان فايسمان
앨런 와이즈먼
와이즈먼, 앨런
アラン・ワイズマン
ワイズマン, アラン
Languages
English (54)
German (17)
French (8)
Japanese (6)
Italian (3)
Spanish (3)
Dutch (2)
Turkish (1)
Arabic (1)
Danish (1)
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