China Lake: A Journey into the Contradicted Heart of a by Barret Baumgart PDF

By Barret Baumgart

ISBN-10: 1609384709

ISBN-13: 9781609384708

Barret Baumgart’s literary debut provides a haunting and deeply own portrait of civilization poised on the precipice, an image of humanity stuck among its private earlier and darkest destiny. within the fall of 2013, in the course of the top of California’s ancient drought, Baumgart toured the distant army base, NAWS China Lake, close to dying Valley, California. His mom, the survivor of a up to date stroke, made up our minds to come back alongside for the experience. She was hoping the alleged therapeutic strength of the base’s historical local American sizzling springs could healing her crippling complications. Baumgart sought to debunk claims that the army was once spraying the ambience with poisonous chemical compounds to manage the elements. What follows is a discovery that threatens to sever not just the bonds among mom and son yet among planet Earth and existence itself.

Stalking the fringes of net conspiracy, speculative technology, and modern archaeology, Baumgart weaves memoir, army historical past, and investigative journalism in a dizzying trip that consists of him from the cornfields of Iowa to drought-riddled California, from the Vietnam jungle to the caves of prehistoric Europe and finally the partitions of the united states Capitol, the glowing white hallways of the Pentagon, and immediately into the contradicted center of a global weather emergency. 

 

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