Alan Weisman teaches international journalism at the University of Arizona. Much of his writing is about how the environment, economics, international relations, and human society and culture intersect. He is the author of An Echo In My Blood, Gaviotas: A Village to Reinvent the World, La Frontera: The United States Border With Mexico, and We, Immortals. His reports, set in the United States, Mexico, Canada, Central and South America, the Caribbean, Antarctica, Europe, the former Soviet Union, and the Middle and Far East, have appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, Harper’s, The New York Times Magazine, The Los Angeles Times Magazine, Audubon, Mother Jones, Discover, Condé Nast Traveler, and in several anthologies. They have also aired on National Public Radio and Public Radio International. He is a senior producer for Homelands Productions. His current projects include research on the future of energy, and his forthcoming book The World Without Us, which discusses what the Earth would be like without human beings.