No Immediate Danger: Volume One of Carbon Ideologies (Carbon Ideologies #1)

No Immediate Danger: Volume One of Carbon Ideologies (Carbon Ideologies #1)

A timely, eye-opening book about climate change and energy generation that focuses on the consequences of nuclear power production, from award-winning author William T. Vollmann In his nonfiction, William T. Vollmann has won acclaim as a singular voice tackling some of the most important issues of our age, from poverty to violence to the dark soul of American imperialism as A timely, eye-opening book about climate change and energy generation that focuses on the consequences of nuclear pow...

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Title:No Immediate Danger: Volume One of Carbon Ideologies (Carbon Ideologies #1)
Author:William T. Vollmann
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:0399563490
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:624 pages pages

No Immediate Danger: Volume One of Carbon Ideologies (Carbon Ideologies #1) Reviews

  • Scott
    May 08, 2018
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  • Nate
    Apr 22, 2018
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  • Sean
    Jun 10, 2018
    We are, more or less, doomed. Or, then again, we here now are not necessarily doomed, but those who follow, thanks to us, surely are. Of course this book is only the first half of a two-part exploration. As is Vollmann's wont, it is awfully wordy, with perhaps too damn many numbers buz...
  • Jesse K
    Apr 11, 2018
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  • Luke
    May 19, 2018
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  • James Spencer
    Jun 07, 2018
    I love Vollmann's writing, particularly the novels but also Rising Up and Rising Down, so I was disappointed in this, the first volume of a two volume work on the damage we are doing to our world with our energy production. The first 200 pages here, a "Primer" on the different energy s...
  • John
    May 06, 2018
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    Feb 08, 2018
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    Apr 25, 2018
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    May 10, 2018
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  • Hadrian
    Apr 28, 2018
    My comments on this book will be brief and incomplete - this is only part one of two. Vollmann has written this for the "hot dark future". That is, he is working on the stated assumption that the problems of climate change and resource consumption are too vast and incomprehensible ...
  • Mitch Croskell
    Jun 18, 2018
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  • Edward
    Apr 26, 2018
    Note to the Reader List of Maps and Illustrations --Carbon Ideologies Volume I: No Immediate Danger Definitions, Units and Conversions: Table 1: Commonly Mentioned Radiocontaminants in Fukushima Table 2: Other Isotopes of Interest Radioactivity of Selected Library Interiors, ...
  • Chris Via
    May 04, 2018
    There were several times when the monotony of his interviews set my mind adrift, but overall this is a book worthy of our attention. Who else but WTV, at this time in our history of letters, is equipped to take on such a contentious and, more often than not, ambiguous topic: carbon. Mo...
  • Nathan "N.R." Gaddis
    May 06, 2018
    Wherein WTV does a lot of math and science (cf. his Copernicus book). Not as compelling (so far, this is only half a book here) as his two non-fiction behemoths, Imperial and RURD. But what it does do, at a minimum, is showcase how difficult it is for even a well-educated, ferociously ...
  • Dave Lawlor
    Jun 08, 2018
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  • Jeremy Townsend
    Jun 04, 2018
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    May 07, 2018
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  • Jason
    May 14, 2018
    A prospective reviewer cannot engage William Vollmann's NO IMMEDIATE DANGER without laying out the fact that it constitutes but half of a larger work the publication date of the remainder of which lies on the horizon slightly ahead of us (but only June, kids, only June). To be continue...
  • Rhys Gwyther
    May 09, 2018
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  • alex
    May 17, 2018
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  • Ian Scuffling
    May 15, 2018
    Fuller review to come?I'll say this 'til then: I think Vollmann failed at writing a book that is essential for this moment in time. It was a herculean task, especially for a person who is not a radiation/nuclear expert, but perhaps that's why someone else should have written it. His ...
  • Christopher Leonard
    Apr 10, 2018
    This incredible, important book is a bracing read like no other. The book is framed as a long letter, written to future inhabitants of an over-heated Earth. "Carbon Ideologies" seeks to explain to future inhabitants of Earth why we, the people of today, persisted in emitting carbon i...
  • Alex Dimaio
    May 07, 2018
    I guess he?ll never discipline his writing. So many wasted pages. He goes on and on about little things that he covered in the previous 300 pages. 5 stars on the subject matter. I enjoyed the second half much more. ...
  • Mark Uhlar
    May 10, 2018
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    Apr 14, 2018
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    May 20, 2018
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  • Ville
    May 26, 2018
    Vollmann ja miksi kukaan ei halua tehdä mitään ilmastonmuutoksen estämiseksi. Intro on tässä se paras osuus; Fukushima-raportti ei sytyttänyt samalla tavalla. Onneks on vielä yhtä epätoivoinen jatko-osa tulossa kohtapuolin. ...
  • Christopher Condit
    Jun 02, 2018
    I can't in all honesty recommend this book to anyone, big a Vollmann fan as I am. It is at least twice, if not three times as long as it need be, and that's not accounting for the second volume. Way too many radiation readings. Try as he might, he didn't overcome the basic problem of m...
  • Susan
    May 19, 2018
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