Dec 29, 2011 — A History of the World in 100 Objects by the director of the British Museum spends its fifth week on the list. The book profiles human innovations that shaped civilization — from weapons and the domestication of cows to currency and music.
Nov 5, 2011 — For the book A History of the World in 100 Objects, the director of the British Museum chose 100 objects from his institution's collection of thousands to tell a surprisingly comprehensive history of the world.
Sep 8, 2007 — If humans vanished from Earth, plastic, radio waves and I Love Lucy reruns would be our most enduring legacies. It's a ghostly scenario described in The World Without Us, author Alan Weisman's meditation on how the planet would respond to man's extinction.
Sep 7, 2007 — What would happen to the Earth if all humans suddenly disappeared? In his new book, The World Without Us, author Alan Weisman discusses how long it would take for all evidence of human life to vanish from the planet.