San Francisco Public Library
English中文

Litquake - Countdown:

10/16/2013
6:00 - 7:30

Biblioteca Central

Auditorio Koret - Planta Baja

100 Larkin St.

In his bestselling book The world without us, Alan Weisman considered what would happen if humankind suddenly vanished.  What would a planet without us be like?  How would the Earth heal if relieved of humanity’s constant pressures?  Behind that groundbreaking thought experiment was his hope that we would be inspired to find a way to add humans back to his vision of a restored healthy planet.

But with a million more of us every 4 ½ days, and our exhaust overheating the atmosphere and altering the chemistry of the oceans, prospects for a sustainable human future seem ever more in doubt.  For this long awaited follow-up book, Weisman traveled to 21 countries to ask four questions that experts agreed were probably the most important on Earth. 

Countdown reveals what may be the fastest, most assured way of returning our planet to balance. 

Alan Weisman is an award-winning journalist whose reports have appeared in Harper’s, New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, Vanity Fair, Mother Jones, Discover, and on NPR.

Book signing by Alan Weisman following presentation.

This is a Stegner Environmental Center and Litquake Program.

Próximos Eventos

Improve Home Comfort with SF's Home Upgrade Program
Sábado 27 de Agosto de 2016, 1:00 pm
Ingleside, Ingleside: Sala de Reuniones
The Newbies Guide to Cannabis & The Industry
Martes 6 de Septiembre de 2016, 5:30 pm
Biblioteca Central, Sala Latino/Hispana A & B
Sun Prints
Sábado 10 de Septiembre de 2016, 2:00 pm
Bernal Heights, Bernal Heights: Sala de Reuniones