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Danniel Rolfe Literature Review: World with Out Us 05/28/10 Alan Weisman does a prestige job of writing a mind provoking book with the premise that...

I need help correcting the grammar and improving the transitions between paragraphs. I also need a better closing thought. I was assigned to read The World With Out Us for Environmental Science, in class we predominantly focused on the energy crises in the world.
Danniel Rolfe Literature Review: World with Out Us 05/28/10 Alan Weisman does a prestige job of writing a mind provoking book with the premise that the human race disappears tomorrow. Whether by disease or revelations, it makes no difference. What is important is how nature and world moves on without us. The world does a great job of moving on. Even though mankind effects on the earths biosphere has been detrimental such as doubling the amount of carbon in the atmosphere, oil spills, and constructing materials that are non biodegradable. The earth doesn’t even take a “second” to step forward to equilibrium and returning the earth back to nature. Weisman does a great job of taking us through a roller coast ride through fascinating details, from how the New York subways would flood within twenty four to thirty six hours after mankinds disappearance to how houses, in suburbs and metropolitan neighborhoods, would decay into a the ground within half a century. There is a large supply of plastics to take into consideration as well. It is possible that nature would have to be patient and wait for the expanding sun to recycle them and Earth too or for a life form to evolve or mutate that can transform plastic into compose. When if comes to the concept of time, we are not use to idea of thinking in terms of geologic time. However, in our absence as centuries pass, not a city or human artifact will be spared. Eventually it will decay one Van Gough to brooklyn bridge at a time. One staple artifact, such as the penny, at least the ones made predominately of copper will out live the longest. Because of its close resemblance to bronze. Radiation is another durable gift for the future, as our over 400 nuclear plants and countless missile warheads need constant fussing. But life will overcome that too. Weisman idea is about the human race being gone, there is some question about how long we have to stay. Every species goes extinct after all, and its not clear that humans are clever enough to overcome the inevitable truth. Nature has its course and extinction is a process of nature. Weisman book was a great contribution to Environmental Science. This book does a really great job of giving the shock factor of mankind's affects on the worlds biosphere. Even though Weisman’s perspective was from a different point of view then what we covered in class. It was a nice asset to the classes subject. I enjoyed learning about our affects on the earth from a energy point of view and reading how natures natural energy is to reproduce in any environment.
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