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Berks hosts bestselling author Alan Weisman

1/22/2009 —

In one of the most audacious thought experiments of our time, Alan Weisman imagines what might happen to the Earth if humans vanished in his bestseller The World Without Us. He will discuss this controversial subject at Penn State Berks on Wednesday, January 28, at 7:30 p.m. in the Perkins Student Center Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public.

The World Without Us, Weisman's phenomenal New York Times bestseller, shows us humanity's true impact on the environment in a wholly original way, and challenges each of us to re-imagine our planet and our place within it.

The History Channel, National Geographic, and the Discovery Network have all produced major documentaries focused on the book, and there is currently a feature-length film in production.

This presentation is part of the Penn State Berks Arts and Lecture Series. For more information on this event, contact John Gallagher at 610-396-6076 or via e-mail at jag38@psu.edu.

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