Best-selling Author to Speak on World Without Humans

October 22, 2007

OGDEN, Utah – Alan Weisman, author of the New York Times best-seller "The World Without Us," will speak about his book at Weber State University on Nov. 2 at 6 p.m. in Stewart Library Special Collections.

Weisman's book focuses on what would happen to the environment if humans disappeared. In his presentation, he will discuss the effects humanity has on the planet and ways to better protect its resources.

A former contributing editor to The Los Angeles Times Magazine, Weisman currently works as a senior radio producer for Homelands Productions and teaches international journalism at the University of Arizona. He is an award-winning journalist whose work has appeared in Harper's Magazine, The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic Monthly, Discover and on National Public Radio. His essay "Earth Without People," on which "The World Without Us" expands, was selected for Best American Science Writing 2000-2007.

The presentation, which is free and open to the community, will be followed by a reception and book-signing opportunity. For more information, call 801-626-6006.

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Contact:
Diana Meiser, Academic Affairs secretary
801-626-6006 • dmeiser@weber.edu
Author:
Travis Clemens, assistant director of Media Relations
801-626-7948 • travisclemens@weber.edu

Weber State UniversityOgden, Utah 84408

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