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The Resource Carbon ideologies, Volume two, No good alternative, William T. Vollmann

Carbon ideologies, Volume two, No good alternative, William T. Vollmann

Label
Carbon ideologies, Volume two, No good alternative
Title
Carbon ideologies
Title number
Volume two
Title part
No good alternative
Statement of responsibility
William T. Vollmann
Title variation
  • Carbon ideologies
  • No good alternative
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The second volume of William T. Vollmann's epic book about the factors and human actions that have led to global warming begins in the coal fields of West Virginia and Eastern Kentucky, where "America's best friend" is not merely a fuel, but a "heritage." Over the course of four years Vollmann finds hollowed out towns with coal-polluted streams and acidified drinking water; makes covert visits to mountaintop removal mines; and offers documented accounts of unpaid fines for federal health and safety violations and of miners who died because their bosses cut corners to make more money. To write about natural gas, Vollmann journeys to Greeley, Colorado, where he interviews anti-fracking activists, a city planner, and a homeowner with serious health issues from fracking. Turning to oil production, he speaks with, among others, the former CEO of Conoco and a vice president of the Bank of Oklahoma in charge of energy loans, and conducts furtive roadside interviews of guest workers performing oil-related contract labor in the United Arab Emirates. As with its predecessor, No Immediate Danger, this volume seeks to understand and listen, not to lay blame--except in a few corporate and political cases where outrage is clearly due. Vollmann is a carbon burner just like the rest of us; he describes and quantifies his own power use, then looks around him, trying to explain to the future why it was that we went against scientific consensus, continually increasing the demand for electric power and insisting that we had no good alternative."--Amazon.com
Member of
Summary
A follow-up to No Immediate Danger draws on first-person interviews to reveal the real-world reasons behind the continuance of environmentally harmful coal mining, fracking and natural gas production
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10677487
Cataloging source
YDX
Dewey number
551
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Carbon ideologies
Series volume
volume 2
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
volume two of carbon ideologies
Label
Carbon ideologies, Volume two, No good alternative, William T. Vollmann
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Contents
  • "It's all economic in the end"
  • "I am here only for working"
  • HAPPILY EVER AFTER, OR, THE MARRIAGE OF CARBON IDEOLOGIES.
  • AND SO, AND THEN
  • COAL.
  • America's best friend
  • "Today or tomorrow it will have to come out"
  • FRACKING AND NATURAL GAS.
  • Among the most vigilant protectors of the environment
  • OIL.
  • "The whole world depends on it here"
  • "You will have beautiful lawns and green grass"
Control code
1006795632
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvi, 667 pages
Isbn
9780525558491
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1006795632
Label
Carbon ideologies, Volume two, No good alternative, William T. Vollmann
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Contents
  • "It's all economic in the end"
  • "I am here only for working"
  • HAPPILY EVER AFTER, OR, THE MARRIAGE OF CARBON IDEOLOGIES.
  • AND SO, AND THEN
  • COAL.
  • America's best friend
  • "Today or tomorrow it will have to come out"
  • FRACKING AND NATURAL GAS.
  • Among the most vigilant protectors of the environment
  • OIL.
  • "The whole world depends on it here"
  • "You will have beautiful lawns and green grass"
Control code
1006795632
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvi, 667 pages
Isbn
9780525558491
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1006795632

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