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Challenging. Reads extremely well and questions our reliance on science to explain what may or may not be safe, or even true. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Swordsplay
Fantastic, despite the disputed facts. Beautifully written.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Everyone should read this book in order to understand the unintended consequences of our actions (particularly related to nuclear energy). Read morePublished 13 months ago by missjessrose
Excellent writing and purchased as a gift for a friend who asked about it. He too enjoyed reading it and told me so.Published 21 months ago by Gerald Palladino
Quite a feat of virtuosity, D'Agata managed to capture disparate parts of Las Vegas like in gossamer prose and instill a wonder for the city that is at once mysterious and... Read morePublished on August 20, 2013 by Peter K. Eriksson
About a Mountain documents D'Agata's attempt, while temporarily living in Las Vegas, to reckon with two forbidding bodies of fact: those surrounding the U.S. Read morePublished on March 2, 2013 by E Harris
On its surface, this book is a study of what went wrong with the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste project in Nevada, but as the author gets sucked deeper and deeper into that study, he... Read morePublished on November 16, 2012 by L.S. Federer
The Yucca Mountain situation is yet another example of the stupidity and shortsightedness of politicians and policy-makers. Thankfully the project was recently cancelled. Read morePublished on October 25, 2011 by Miles