question: Will the final version of THE WORLD WITHOUT US be
published on acid-free paper? How long would such a book last?
After all, if author Alan Weisman's conjecture comes to pass, no
one will be around to read it.
I never really stopped to think about the scenario the promotional
material that accompanied the galleys posed. But now I have, and
it's more than a little depressing.
Weisman surmises what would happen to the earth after a few days, a
few years, a few centuries. His conclusion? Everything old is anew
again, as buildings crumble and all current life forms die off,
replaced by ne