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Ex Machina, Vol. 1: The First Hundred Days
Brian K. Vaughan, Tony Harris
The World Without Us
Alan Weisman
The World Without Us - Alan Weisman 10/2013
Rereading this book because it is pretty much all I ever think about

01/2008
Stunning. I thought this book was going to be a depressing accounting of all the ways humans have screwed up the Earth eternally, but it wasn't at all. It was actually really hopeful and uplifting and amazing. Yes, our presence and the things we leave behind will have impacted the environment in serious ways for long after we're gone, but eventually it's going to be OK. And if we start making more decisions during our time here with an eye toward the long view, both humans and the Earth will be better off. Duh, simple idea, but try getting humans to actually do it. But this book makes it feel like it's within reach. And either way, the world without us sounds like a really wonderful place.