The World Without Us by Alan Weisman

I really liked this book.

I’m not that into nonfiction, but I thought this book was really thought-provoking. The book takes the idea of what if all humans suddenly disappeared from Earth today? It uses many scientific studies and observations to support the theories. It explores locations from New York City to coral reefs.

When I first began reading the book, it made me very depressed (not literally). It brings to light all of the damage that humans have done and are continually doing to the planet, other species, and themselves. There is so much destruction, and the fate of so many species, including humans, looks dim.

But as I got further into the novel, I felt inspired instead of depressed. It’s amazing how resilient nature is. Despite all of the destruction humans have caused, the Earth makes a comeback. In places that humans have abandoned, nature and wilderness is restored.

I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who is interested in the environment and the world around them. It definitely gives you a fresh perspective on the world.

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