Bradley Garrett Virtual Bookshelf

Bunker: Building for the End Times By Bradley Garrett Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501188558
Published: Scribner - August 4th, 2020

Bunker Archaeology By Paul Virilio Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781568980157
Published: Princeton Architectural Press - December 1st, 2008

In the most evocative text about bunkers ever written, the late philosopher Paul Virilio scours the coast of France for the concrete remains of the German Atlantic Wall from World War II. Virilio’s stunning black and white images of the derelict remains haunt the reader as he sketches out his philosophy of ’total war’, the first global catastrophe. A rare text, Bunker archaeology is still both the timeless and prescient. 

A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster By Rebecca Solnit Cover Image
ISBN: 9780143118077
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Published: Penguin Books - August 31st, 2010

Taking Hurricane Katrina as her started point and move back through time, Solnit makes a strong argument for what she calls ‘disaster solidarity’: the idea that communities ‘fall together' and are formed through crisis. The book is a unusually hopeful for a text about disaster, and also a damning indictment of abuses of power by police again African American communities which could not be more relevant, 10 years after initial publication. 

The Precipice: Existential Risk and the Future of Humanity By Toby Ord Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316484916
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Published: Hachette Books - March 24th, 2020

A sobering account of the existential threats we face as a species, The Precipice is grounded in research undertaken at Oxford’s Future of Humanity Institute. The book assess the realistic possibility of engineered pathogens, nuclear war, and ‘unaligned’ artificial intelligence. The most disturbing part of the text is a single table, in which Ord outlines the statistical probability of future threats. You will never unsee this table.