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The Resource China Lake : a journey into the contradicted heart of a global climate catastrophe, Barret Baumgart

China Lake : a journey into the contradicted heart of a global climate catastrophe, Barret Baumgart

Label
China Lake : a journey into the contradicted heart of a global climate catastrophe
Title
China Lake
Title remainder
a journey into the contradicted heart of a global climate catastrophe
Statement of responsibility
Barret Baumgart
Title variation
Journey into the contradicted heart of a global climate catastrophe
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Barret Baumgart's literary debut presents a haunting and deeply personal portrait of civilization poised at the precipice, a picture of humanity caught between its deepest past and darkest future. In the fall of 2013, during the height of California's historic drought, Baumgart toured the remote military base, NAWS China Lake, near Death Valley, California. His mother, the survivor of a recent stroke, decided to come along for the ride. She hoped the alleged healing power of the base's ancient Native American hot springs might cure her crippling headaches. Baumgart sought to debunk claims that the military was spraying the atmosphere with toxic chemicals to control the weather. What follows is a discovery that threatens to sever not only the bonds between mother and son but between planet Earth and life itself. Stalking the fringes of Internet conspiracy, speculative science, and contemporary archaeology, Baumgart weaves memoir, military history, and investigative journalism in a dizzying journey that carries him from the cornfields of Iowa to drought-riddled California, from the Vietnam jungle to the caves of prehistoric Europe and eventually the walls of the US Capitol, the sparkling white hallways of the Pentagon, and straight into the contradicted heart of a worldwide climate emergency"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1987-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Baumgart, Barret
Dewey number
551.68/2710979495
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
QC928.72.C2
LC item number
B38 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Naval Air Weapons Station (China Lake, Calif.)
  • Weather control
  • Climatic changes
Label
China Lake : a journey into the contradicted heart of a global climate catastrophe, Barret Baumgart
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Winner of the Iowa Prize for Literary Nonfiction."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword -- Yesterday -- Today -- Tomorrow -- Forever -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn960717955
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 282 pages
Isbn
9781609384708
Lccn
2016040706
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)960717955
Label
China Lake : a journey into the contradicted heart of a global climate catastrophe, Barret Baumgart
Publication
Note
"Winner of the Iowa Prize for Literary Nonfiction."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword -- Yesterday -- Today -- Tomorrow -- Forever -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn960717955
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 282 pages
Isbn
9781609384708
Lccn
2016040706
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)960717955

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