Stewart Brand on Alan Weisman: Humanity's Impact, Nature's Resilience

Alan Weisman recently wrote the book, The World Without Us. Last week he gave a talk as part of the Seminars About Long-term Thinking put on by The Long Now Foundation. Stewart Brand summarized the talk in a brief piece titled Humanity’s impact, nature’s resilience, closing paragraph of which was:

“Weisman’s message is one of reconciliation. Wherever humanity backs its impact off even a little, nature comes swarming back. From the new part-wolf coyotes taking up residence in New England to the rare and exquisite red-crowned cranes prospering in Korea’s Demilitarized Zone, accomodating nature always rewards humans.”

https://longnow.org/seminars/02010/feb/24/world-without-us-world-us/

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

2 Responses to Stewart Brand on Alan Weisman: Humanity's Impact, Nature's Resilience

  1. Paul,
    I have a folder on you as I prepare for the tiny house book. I'll be contacting you in the next month or two. Your stuff would make a great 2 pages in the book.
    Lloyd

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