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    http://www.history.com/minisite.do?c...&mini_id=57517

    What would happen to planet earth if the human race were to suddenly disappear forever? Would ecosystems thrive? What remnants of our industrialized world would survive? What would crumble fastest? From the ruins of ancient civilizations to present day cities devastated by natural disasters, history gives us clues to these questions and many more in the visually stunning and thought-provoking new special LIFE AFTER PEOPLE, premiering Monday, January 21st, 2008 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on The History Channel®.

    Abandoned skyscrapers would, after hundreds of years, become "vertical ecosystems" complete with birds, rodents and even plant life. One small animal might be responsible for bringing down the Hoover Dam hydroelectric plant. Swelled rivers, crumbling bridges and buildings, grizzly bears in California and herds of buffalo returning to the Great Western Plains: In a world without humans, these would be the visual hallmarks. Our cars would shrivel to piles of dust, our house pets would be overtaken by flourishing wildlife and most of the records of our human storybooks, photos, records would fade quickly, leaving little evidence that we ever existed.
    Using feature film quality visual effects and top experts in the fields of engineering, botany, ecology, biology, geology, climatology and archeology, Life After People provides an amazing visual journey through the ultimately hypothetical.
    The 1986 nuclear power plant accident at Chernobyl and its aftermath provides a riveting and emotional case study of what can happen after humans have moved on. Life After People goes to remote islands off the coast of Maine to search for traces of abandoned towns, beneath the streets of New York to see how subway tunnels may become watery canals, to the Montana wilderness to divine the destiny of the bears and wolves.
    Humans won't be around forever, and now we can see in detail, for the very first time, the world that will be left behind in Life After People.
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    Thanks for the reminder! I was wondering when this was gonna air.
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    That looks like on hell of a show, ill have to watch it.

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    Looks interesting!

    When the date gets closer, I'll set a reminder on my DirecTV.

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    gotta set a reminder on the recorder
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    Ive been reaing about this for the past week or so. Glad they got permission to shoot into of Chernobyl! This show is going to be AMAZING!
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    im glad im gettin my cable installed tomorow. would hate to miss this.

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    OHmygod. Gotta see this.

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    I was watching the commercial for this and some urb ex pics flashed across the screen. "O my god! Urban exploration!! Then I realized it was for this tight show. cant wait to watch this!

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    im pretty stoked myself...

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    I'm gonna set my DVDR to record it to dvd, I gotta work in the evening.

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    i'm looking very forward to it, but unfortunately it comes on at the same time as "the lobotomist"

    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/lobotomist/

    i'm not sure which to watch (and no, i don't has teh tivos )
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    Sounds like a cool TV version of the recent Alan Weisman book "The World Without Us". It's been on my read list. Weisman was on NPR a few months ago (Talk Of The Nation?) plugging for it and was interesting as hell, particularly on the subject of decay of human infrastructure.

    Web site for the book:
    http://www.worldwithoutus.com/

    NPR audio feed of the interview:
    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/s...oryId=14194915

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    I saw previews for this when I was at the movies like a month ago. Whatching it now. That abandoned amusement park looks sweet!

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    Thus far its meh.
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    Yeah it wasn't quite what I expected.

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    the abandonned city in russia looks like we need to go ue'ing there.

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    This show needs more Will Smith.
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    I recorded it to DVD. Watching it now.. so far its great! I'm lovin this.

    I guess it's because I'm used to watching these shows :P

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    I thought the science of it was interesting, was hoping for a little more in the modeling of the decay, but it certainly satiated my interest. BTW, was there any introduction about how humanity disappeared? I missed the first few minutes and wasn't sure if they mentioned anything.

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