No Good Alternative

Volume Two of Carbon Ideologies
CD - unabridged
Audio (18 discs)
Product Number: DD41101
Released: Aug 14, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781977303677
Narrator/s: Sean Runnette
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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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.

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Author(s): William T. Vollmann
Narrator(s): Sean Runnette
Product Number Z100138847
Released: Aug 14, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781977323675
Author(s): William T. Vollmann
Genre: Science, History
Product Number EB00714679
Released: Jun 05, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: #9780525558507

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