Books by Bill McKibben

Bill McKibben has written several hundred pieces for The New Yorker. His writings on nature have also appeared in The New York Review of Books, The New York Times, Rolling Stone, and other national publications. He and his wife live in the Adirondack Moun


OIL AND HONEY by Bill McKibben
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"A personal, enjoyably rancor-free account, filled with praise for his colleagues and some pokes at opponents but void of harangues."
From the founder of the environmental organization 350.org, a chatty, warm memoir of his double life as globe-trotting activist and part-time novice beekeeper. Read full book review >
EAARTH by Bill McKibben
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: April 13, 2010

"An absolute must-read."
Stark, no-nonsense manifesto about global warming and its unstoppable effects. Read full book review >
THE BILL McKIBBEN READER by Bill McKibben
NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: March 4, 2008

"A welcome anthology whose constituent pieces, all well written, retain every bit of their urgency."
An active life indeed—and, as prolific author/environmentalist McKibben (Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future, 2007, etc.) writes, even a charmed one. Read full book review >
DEEP ECONOMY by Bill McKibben
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: March 20, 2007

"McKibben tries to stay optimistic in his most quixotic work, but darkness presses at the edges of every page."
To move forward, increasing equality and happiness, we need to turn the clock back: thinking locally rather than globally, buying from and selling to our neighbors to create true communities. Read full book review >
NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: April 19, 2005

"Nature writing at its best."
A short, lovely chronicle of a long hike, during which McKibben (Enough, 2003, etc.) meditatively reflects on the relationship between nature and humanity. Read full book review >
ENOUGH by Bill McKibben
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Released: April 2, 2003

"Nonetheless, a provocative, conservative invocation of the need for awe, love, spiritual life, and humanity."
Bleakly expanding on arguments made in The End of Nature (1989), McKibben paints a grim canvas of what will happen if nothing is done to arrest the "technotopian" dreams of . . . Read full book review >
LONG DISTANCE by Bill McKibben
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2000

"In a league with George Leonard's Mastery and John Jerome's The Elements of Effort, this is a strong vademecum for weekend warriors seeking to change their lives."
An inspired and inspiring memoir of one man's conquest of wimpiness. Read full book review >
MAYBE ONE by Bill McKibben
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: June 1, 1998

"His reasonable, predictable, and loosely developed argument will thus appeal to those willing to be converted—but probably won—t do much to change the birth rate. (First serial to Atlantic Monthly; author tour)"
An impassioned call for Americans to limit their offspring in the name of the planet. Read full book review >
HOPE, HUMAN AND WILD by Bill McKibben
HISTORY
Released: Oct. 6, 1995

"They are not to be found here."
 A tuneless song of praise for the Earth and the possibilities of its restoration to ecological health. Read full book review >
THE AGE OF MISSING INFORMATION by Bill McKibben
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: April 1, 1992

"Suffering from bouts of verbal overkill, but, still, a brilliantly lucid and effective challenge to the myth of the Information Age."
 The wonderfully fluent young author of The End of Nature (1989) here softens the lamenting, doomsday tone of that book, counting on impressions of sweet nature to bring us to our senses. Read full book review >