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The Resource Global warming and the sweetness of life : a tar sands tale, Matt Hern and Am Johal ; with Joe Sacco

Global warming and the sweetness of life : a tar sands tale, Matt Hern and Am Johal ; with Joe Sacco

Label
Global warming and the sweetness of life : a tar sands tale
Title
Global warming and the sweetness of life
Title remainder
a tar sands tale
Statement of responsibility
Matt Hern and Am Johal ; with Joe Sacco
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Confounded by global warming and in search of an affirmative politics that links ecology with social change, Matt Hern and Am Johal set off on a series of road trips to the tar sands of northern Alberta -- perhaps the world's largest industrial site, dedicated to the dirty work of extracting oil from Alberta's vast reserves. Traveling from culturally liberal, self-consciously "green" Vancouver, and aware that our well-meaning performances of recycling and climate-justice marching are accompanied by constant driving, flying, heating, and fossil-fuel consumption, Hern and Johal want to talk to people whose lives and fortunes depend on or are imperiled by extraction. They are seeking new definitions of ecology built on a renovated politics of land. Traveling with them is their friend Joe Sacco -- infamous journalist and cartoonist, teller of complex stories from Gaza to Paris -- who contributes illustrations and insights and a chapter-length comic about the contradictions of life in an oil town
Cataloging source
DLC
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Hern, Matt
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Johal, Am
  • Sacco, Joe
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  • Oil sands
  • Petroleum engineering
  • Alberta
Label
Global warming and the sweetness of life : a tar sands tale, Matt Hern and Am Johal ; with Joe Sacco
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
1012616235
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 216 pages [8] unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780262037648
Lccn
2017031167
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Global warming and the sweetness of life : a tar sands tale, Matt Hern and Am Johal ; with Joe Sacco
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
1012616235
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 216 pages [8] unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780262037648
Lccn
2017031167
Other physical details
illustrations

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