Teaser Tuesdays!

Hello from Amsterdam!  I am working abroad for the next couple of weeks, so I am posting at the strangest times.  I love this city – our corporate headquarters is here and I am lucky enough to visit once or twice a year.

Today’s teaser comes from my current book, The World Without Us by Alan Weisman.  You know I love post-apocalyptic fiction and this is really post-apocalypse non-fiction — the story of what would happen to the planet, our lakes and rivers and buildings and infrastructure if people disappeared.  Fascinating stuff!

“Suddenly, there’s a crashing in the underbrush and a dozen wisent — Bison bonasus, European bison — burst from where they’ve been browsing on young shoots.  Steaming and pawing, their huge eyes glance just long enough for them to do what their own ancestors discovered they must upon encountering one of these deceptively frail bipeds: they flee.”

Amazing to think of thick, primeval forest in Poland, but there you have it.  What’s teasing YOU this week?

  10 comments for “Teaser Tuesdays!

  1. July 13, 2010 at 5:27 am

    Great teaser. I don’t read a lot of non-fiction. Enjoy your travels!

  2. July 13, 2010 at 6:05 am

    sounds kind of scary though. I love The Netherlands. Lucky you.

  3. July 13, 2010 at 6:46 am

    I’m not much of a non-fiction reader either. Do LOVE Amsterdam though!! Was there about 25 years ago – I know, I’m old 🙂
    HERE is my teaser for this week.

  4. July 13, 2010 at 8:26 am

    I do find it interesting to read other peoples ideas of what would happen next, but I don’t like to dwell on it too much myself.

    My teasers this week are here.

  5. July 13, 2010 at 10:39 am

    This sounds like a great read! Nice teaser. It would be interesting to read something where humans have disappeared and wild life takes control again.

    My teaser is here.

  6. July 13, 2010 at 11:15 am

    Sounds like a very cool book! Here’s my teaser from Shiver.

  7. July 13, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    Stay out of the Cannabis Cafés!! LOL


  8. kaye
    July 13, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    Glad to hear you are having a great time even though you are working. Sounds like an interesting book. I hope you”ve enjoyed the book. Here’s my Teaser for the week.

  9. July 13, 2010 at 5:04 pm

    Your teaser is on my wishlist. Thank you for stopping by. Pussreboots.

  10. July 13, 2010 at 7:01 pm

    That sounds like a really interesting book. I hope that you are enjoying it, and it sounds like there is some excitement in your work life at the moment which is great 🙂

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