Life After People

Life After People

DVD - 2008
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What will the world be like when mankind is extinct? The pyramids may stand forever, but the cities will disappear. Our greatest masterpieces will fade and crumble. As global warming and the depletion of natural resources become ever more pressing issues it is critical to consider how we can reduce our impact on the planet. Journey to locations around the globe already going through the processes of a lack of human intervention. See the changes wrought in just decades in ghostly settlements like Chernobyl, which was abandoned since only 1986, and island towns off the coast of Maine. How long would it take before the last remnants of mankind completely disappeared?
Publisher: New York : A&E Television Networks : New Video, c2008
ISBN: 9781422909393
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (94 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in


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A great companion to Alan Weisman's The World Without Us, this History Channel series explores the world if people disappeared 1 day, 1 week, 1 year, 10,000 years and so on. Stunning graphics.

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Apr 01, 2015

This is a fascinating look at how quickly the earth would bounce back without the care...or interference...of people. Much sooner than you would expect!

ChristyH Apr 26, 2014

I really enjoyed this documentary. It was amazing to see how quickly the
world would bounce back without humans. The section on the ocean was especially fascinating!

Jul 16, 2013

Hmmm, was looking for the complete seasons 1 & 2.

Apr 06, 2012

This documentary starts with the unexplained premise that humans have instantaneously vanished from Earth; and then explores what would happen to what remains. Are humans likely to vanish? The "additional scenes" on this DVD offer several brief scenarios on how it might happen. I think the chances of a complete human extinction are very, very small. The interesting prospect of the evolution of a hominid-like creature to supersede us is considered briefly.

Jul 27, 2011

The BBC version of this type of documentary was much better. The narration on this one left a bit to be desired.
The dvd is Interesting enough to spark the mind, but not enough to stick for any length of time.

teacupfaerie Dec 04, 2010

this film totally rocked. It was scientific and interesting, and I would watch it over and over again!


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