#NonFicNov 2021 week 4
Week 4: (November 22-26) – Stranger Than Fiction with Christopher at Plucked from the Stacks: This week we’re focusing on all the great nonfiction books that *almost* don’t seem real. A sports biography involving overcoming massive obstacles, a profile on a bizarre scam, a look into the natural wonders in our world—basically, if it makes your jaw drop, you can highlight it for this week’s topic.
My choice are:
- “…a profile on a bizarre scam/cover-up” about...
- The Maralinga British Nuclear Tests
Atomic Thunder by Elizabeth Tynan (2018)
- Between 1956 and 1963, the United Kingdom conducted
- seven nuclear tests at the Maralinga site in South Australia,
- The atomic weapons test series wreaked havoc on Indigenous communities.
- It turned the land into a radioactive wasteland.
- In 1950 Australian PM Robert Menzies agreed to atomic tests
- …and left the public completely in the dark.
- It is the uncovering of the extensive secrecy around the British tests in Australia
- ….and many years after the British had departed, leaving an unholy mess behind.
- Elizabeth Tynan has brought together a vast array of detail in this book
- …that just made my jaw drop!
- #MustRead nonfiction
Book nr 2:
Adani: Following Its Dirty Footprint by Lindsay Simpson
- Another JAW-DROPPING non-fiction book
- that is SO relevant today thinking about COP26 and
- the dangers of climate change.
- Absolutely disgusting….what is happening in Australia!
- Adani’s license to mine 60 million tonnes of coal for 60 years
- threatens Australia’s precious ancient source of groundwater
- …in the Galillee Basin, a vast underground water reservoir,
- part of the Great Artesian Basin, occupying more than 20% of Australia.