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Weisman, Alan

Overview
Works: 10 works in 40 publications in 4 languages and 1,081 library holdings
Genres: Biography 
Roles: Author, Creator
Classifications: GF75, 304.2
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Publications about Alan Weisman
Publications by Alan Weisman
Most widely held works by Alan Weisman
Gaviotas : a village to reinvent the world by Alan Weisman( Book )
22 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 971 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
Homo disparitus by Alan Weisman( Book )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in French and held by 63 libraries worldwide
Countdown : hat die Erde eine Zukunft? by Alan Weisman( Book )
2 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in German and held by 30 libraries worldwide
Prince of darkness, Richard Perle : the kingdom, the power and the end of empire in America by Alan Weisman( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 4 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
The world without us by Alan Weisman( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 3 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
Die Welt ohne uns : Reise über eine unbevölkerte Erde by Alan Weisman( Book )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in German and held by 3 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
Metsubo eno kauntodaun : Jinko daibakuhatsu to wareware no mirai by Alan Weisman( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in Japanese and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Die Welt ohne uns Reise über eine überbevölkerte Erde ; gekürzte Lesung ( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in German and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Metsubo eno kauntodaun : Jinko daibakuhatsu to wareware no mirai by Alan Weisman( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in Japanese and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Homo disparitus by Alan Weisman( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2014 in French and held by 1 library worldwide
Admettons que le pire soit arrivae. 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'annaees au climat pour retrouver son niveau d'avant l'?age industriel? Quels animaux prospaereraient et quelles races s'aeteindraient? Ces questions, et beaucoup d'autres - des plus saerieuses aux plus saugrenues, sont celles que le journaliste Alan Weisman, nous invite aa explorer. 2007
 
Alternative Names
Veismans, Alans
アラン・ワイズマン
ワイズマン, アラン
Languages
English (15)
German (14)
French (7)
Japanese (4)
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