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TitleNotes from an apocalypse : a personal journey to the end of the world and back / Mark O'Connell. First edition. Ed
AuthorO'Connell, Mark, 1979- author.
Call No613.69 OCO
CollectionAdult 600-699
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Winamac Available613.69 OCO

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International Standard Book Number 9780385543019 (ebook)
International Standard Book Number 9780385543002 (hardcover)
International Standard Book Number 9780525435310 (trade paperback)
Dewey Decimal Classification Number 613.6/9 23
Personal Name O'Connell, Mark, 1979- author.
Title Statement Notes from an apocalypse : a personal journey to the end of the world and back / Mark O'Connell.
Edition Statement First edition.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice New York : Doubleday, [2020]
Physical Description 252 pages ;;
Content Type text txt rdacontent
Media Type unmediated n rdamedia
Carrier Type volume nc rdacarrier
Formatted Contents Note Tribulations -- Preparations -- Luxury survival -- Bolthole -- Off-world colony -- Under the hide -- The final resting place of the future -- The redness of the map.
Summary, Etc. "By the author of the award-winning To Be a Machine, a deeply considered look at the people and places in confrontation with the end of our days We're alive in a time of worst-case scenarios: The weather has gone uncanny, volatile. Our old post-war alliances are crumbling. Everywhere you look there's an omen, a joke whose punchline is the end of the world. How are we to live in the shadow of such a grim future? What does the world hold for our children? What might it be like to live through the worst? And what is anybody doing about it? Dublin-based writer Mark O'Connell ("wryly humorous, cogently insightful"--NPR) is possessed by these questions. In Notes from an Apocalypse, he crosses the globe in pursuit of answers. He tours survival bunkers in South Dakota. He ventures to New Zealand, a favored retreat of billionaires banking on civilization's collapse. And he bears witness to those places where the future has already arrived--real-life portraits of the end of the world as we know it. In doing so, he offers us a unique window into our apocalyptic imagination. Part tour, part pilgrimage, Notes from an Apocalypse is an affecting and hopeful meditation on our alarming present tense. With insight, humanity, and wit, O'Connell leaves you to wonder: What if the end of the world isn't the end of the world?"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Survivalism.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Emergency management Social aspects.
Additional Physical Form Entry Online version: O'Connell, Mark, 1979- Notes from an apocalypse. First edition. New York : Doubleday, [2020] 9780385543019 (DLC) 2019024067
Location 613.69 OCO 31662001636505

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