No Immediate Danger: Volume One of Carbon Ideologies/No Good Alternative: Volume Two of Carbon Ideologies

By: Vollmann, William T.

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Book Condition: Fine


This offer is for a set of of the Carbon Ideologies volumes by William T. Vollmann. 1) "No Immediate Danger" - (2018) has been SIGNED by William T. Vollmann on the title page! Here, Vollmann turns to a topic that will define generations to come--the human actions that have led to global warming. Addressed to humans living in the "hot dark future" and featuring Vollmann's signature wide learning, sardonic wit, and encyclopedic research, "No Immediate Danger," whose title co-opts the reassuring mantra of official Japanese energy experts, builds up a powerful, sobering picture of the ongoing nightmare of Fukushima. This copy signed by the author from his appearance at the Free Library of Philadelphia on April 12, 2018. 2) "No Good Alternative" - (2018) - this copy SIGNED by William T. Vollmann on a laid-in bookplate (there was no tour for this second volume as far as we can determine.) 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 concensus, continually increasing the demand for electric power and insisting that we had no good alternative. Additional shipping charges may be required depending upon where, and how, the set is to be sent.

Title: No Immediate Danger: Volume One of Carbon Ideologies/No Good Alternative: Volume Two of Carbon Ideologies

Author Name: Vollmann, William T.

Categories: Modern First Editions, Environmental Issues, *NEW ARRIVALS,

Edition: First Editions/First Printings

Publisher: New York, New York, Viking Press: 2018

ISBN Number: 0399563490

ISBN Number 13: 9780399563492

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: Fine

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 9330