Was really looking forward to this, but the title and description are pretty misleading. It's really just a lecture on how geology works, and why so few things get preserved as fossils. It's not until Chapter 8 (out of 10!) that he finally gets into "OK, so what will humans have left behind in 10,000 years?) And that part is interesting--why New Orleans is more likely to be preserved than Denver, for instance. But it doesn't go far enough (I was hoping he'd cover something like the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant) and the writing never really drew me in. I'd recommend The World Without Us and A Short History of Nearly Everything instead.