Search Results: "Bill McKibben"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
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 >

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NON-FICTION
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 >

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HOPE, HUMAN AND WILD by Bill McKibben
NON-FICTION
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 >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
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 >

BOOK REVIEW

EAARTH by Bill McKibben
NON-FICTION
Released: April 13, 2010

"An absolute must-read."
Stark, no-nonsense manifesto about global warming and its unstoppable effects. Read full book review >

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RADIO FREE VERMONT by Bill McKibben
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"A timely yarn that, though a little obvious and a little clunky, makes for a provocative entertainment."
What if they gave a secession, and everybody came? Eco-activist McKibben (The Age of Missing Information, 1992, etc.) tries his hand at fiction, to mixed results. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
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 >

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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
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 >

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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

THE AGE OF MISSING INFORMATION by Bill McKibben
NON-FICTION
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 >

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BILL GOLDSTEIN
by Mark Athitakis

In 1922 the poet Ezra Pound wrote that “the Christian Era ended at midnight on Oct. 29-30 of last year”—that is, the moment James Joyce finished writing Ulysses. Pound’s pronouncement helped stoke a kind of folk tale that has accompanied the novel ever since. Joyce unleashed his experimental masterwork, the story goes, and then the rest of the literary world ...


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