“World Without Us” on Branson’s must-read list

TWWUcoverBritish businessman, adventurer, and author Richard Branson celebrated World Book Day with a list of “My top 65 books to read in a lifetime.” Weighing in at number 59 was Alan Weisman‘s bestseller The World Without Us.

The book, published by St. Martin’s Press/Thomas Dunne Books, imagines a planet without people to examine how human beings have altered the earth. It was TIME’s number one nonfiction book of 2007 and a New York Times bestseller.