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Weisman, Alan

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Works: 36 works in 229 publications in 14 languages and 9,412 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Podcasts 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Creator, Speaker
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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 )
86 editions published between 2007 and 2017 in 14 languages and held by 4,202 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
La frontera : the United States border with Mexico by Alan Weisman( Book )
14 editions published between 1986 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 926 libraries worldwide
Text and photographs examine life along the United States-Mexico border
The world without us by Alan Weisman( Sound Recording )
21 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 689 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 )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 288 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 )
4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 140 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
Gaviotas : Ein Dorf erfindet die Welt neu by Alan Weisman( Book )
6 editions published in 2012 in German and held by 27 libraries worldwide
Eine weite tropische Hochebene östlich von Bogotá, unwirtlich und vom Drogenkrieg gepeinigt, eine Gegend in der Leben kaum möglich ist. Und doch entsteht hier unter Anleitung mutiger Wissenschaftler in den 70er-Jahren eine praktische Utopie: ein Dorf, das sich aus eigener Kraft komplett selbst versorgt, erneuerbare Energie gewinnt, Wasser aufbereitet, den Regenwald aufforstet, Getreide anbaut und keinerlei Hilfe von außerhalb akzeptiert. Bis heute steht der Name des Dorfes weltweit für Nachhaltige Entwicklung
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 26 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
We, immortals by Alan Weisman( Book )
3 editions published between 1977 and 1979 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Kiseki no eko shūraku gabiotasu by Alan Weisman( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in Japanese and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Un pueblo llamado Gaviotas : el lugar donde se reinventó el mundo by Alan Weisman( Book )
2 editions published in 2014 in Spanish and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Los Lla nos #la región lluviosa situada en la zona oriental de Colombia, en guerra desde hace décadas# es una de las zonas más hostiles de la Tierra y el sorprendente escenario de una de las historias medioambientales más esperanzadoras jamás contadas. A finales de los 60, un joven experto en desarrollo, Paolo Lugari, se preguntó si la casi desierta y árida región podría hacerse habitable para la creciente población de su país. No podía imaginar que cuarenta años más tarde su experimento constituiría uno de los ejemplos más importantes de desarrollo sostenible, un pueblo permanente llamado Gaviotas
The World Without Us by Alan Weisman( visu )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
In a lecture based on his best-selling book Alan Weisman discusses how the world would change if humans disappeared and what would become of the artifacts of civilization. He suggests that population control might be the only key to preventing demise of humanity
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 kiki to chikyu no mirai by Alan Weisman( Book )
2 editions published in 2017 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
Metsubo eno kauntodaun : Jinko kiki to chikyu no mirai by Alan Weisman( Book )
2 editions published in 2017 in Japanese and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Homo disparitus by Alan Weisman( Sound Recording )
2 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in French and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Admettons que le pire soit arrivé. Imaginons un monde dont nous aurions tous soudain disparu. Et voyons ce qu'il reste. La nature reprendrait-elle ses droits? Combien faudrait-il d'années au climat pour retrouver son niveau d'avant l'âge industriel? Quels animaux prospéreraient et quelles races s'éteindraient? Ces questions, et beaucoup d'autres - des plus sérieuses aux plus saugrenues, sont celles que le journaliste Alan Weisman, nous invite à explorer. 2007
 
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Alternative Names
Alan Weisman Amerikaans schrijver
Alan Weisman écrivain américain
Alan Weisman escritor estadounidense
Alan Weisman scrittore e giornalista statunitense
Alan Weisman US-amerikanischer Journalist und Autor
Alan Weisman yhdysvaltalainen kirjailija
Veismans, Alans
Weisman, Alan
آلان فايسمان
آلان فايسمان كاتب أمريكي
앨런 와이즈먼
와이즈먼, 앨런
アラン・ワイズマン
ワイズマン, アラン
艾倫·韋斯曼
Languages
English (81)
German (20)
Japanese (14)
French (11)
Spanish (9)
Chinese (5)
Italian (4)
Polish (3)
Vietnamese (1)
Danish (1)
Arabic (1)
Indonesian (1)
Korean (1)
Dutch (1)
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