So my summer travels are over. This isn’t any sort of retrospective post; I just want to list where I went for my own sake. Here goes:
- China: Beijing, Shanghai, Xi’an, Hong Kong
- Turkey: Istanbul
- India: Delhi, Kolkata
- Hungary: Budapest, Székesfehérvár
- Austria: Vienna
- Czech Republic: Prague
- France: Paris
- Spain: Madrid
- USA: New York
I also was in airports in Moscow, London, Reykjavik, Dallas, Seattle, Abu Ahabi, and Doha. Needless to say, it was quite a trip.
Just a quick review here. This book takes on a very intriguing premise: What happens if the entire human race ups and disappears?
Really, its interesting… the premise, that is. After reading it, I have discovered that it was originally an academic paper, and it shows. Of course, the authors have probably dumbed down some of the technical aspects and made some of the content more accessible. The main problem that I (and the other people who I have talked to) have with the way that the book plays out is that it answers the question and then way more than the question.
The book definitely makes some points on the topics of global warming and the effects that we have on the environment. The bibliography at the end of the book gives the book a level of credibility that I feel other works of this nature need to have (I’m speaking to you, Inconvenient Truth).
If you want to read a book that is highly scientific in nature, this is probably a great bet for you. I just couldn’t keep up with the overload of small anecdotes that the book stems off of.