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Bill McKibben grew up in Lexington, Massachusetts. He was president of the Harvard Crimson newspaper in college. Immediately after college he joined the New Yorker magazine as a staff writer, and wrote much of the "Talk of the Town" column from 1982 to early 1987. After quitting this job, he soon vis mere moved to the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York. His first book, The End of Nature, was published in 1989 by Random House after being serialized in the New Yorker. It is regarded as the first book for a general audience about climate change, and has been printed in more than 20 languages. Several editions have come out in the United States, including an updated version published in 2006. His next book, The Age of Missing Information, was published in 1992. It is an account of an experiment: McKibben collected everything that came across the 100 channels of cable tv on the Fairfax, Virginia system (at the time among the nation's largest) for a single day. He spent a year watching the 2,400 hours of videotape, and then compared it to a day spent on the mountaintop near his home. This book has been widely used in colleges and high schools, and was reissued in 2006. McKibben's latest book is entitled, Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet. Bill currently resides with his wife, writer Sue Halpern, and his daughter, Sophie in Ripton, Vermont. He is a scholar in residence at Middlebury College. 030 (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre

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Værker af Bill McKibben

The End of Nature (1989) 887 eksemplarer
American Earth: Environmental Writing Since Thoreau (2008) — Redaktør — 405 eksemplarer
The Age of Missing Information (1992) 393 eksemplarer
We Are Better Together (2022) 24 eksemplarer
Hamish Fulton: Walking Journey (2002) 17 eksemplarer
An Idea Can Go Extinct (2021) 15 eksemplarer
Look At The Land (1993) 14 eksemplarer
Plough Quarterly No. 4: Earth (2015) 3 eksemplarer
Falter (2020) 3 eksemplarer
Lewis and the Lighthouse (2011) 2 eksemplarer
Live Well, Live Wild (2006) 2 eksemplarer
在地的幸福經濟 (2008) 1 eksemplar
Christmas Unplugged 1 eksemplar
IN KATRINA'S WAKE 1 eksemplar
O Fim da Natureza (1990) 1 eksemplar

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The Best American Travel Writing 2004 (2004) — Bidragyder — 182 eksemplarer
Granta 83: This Overheating World (2003) — Bidragyder — 172 eksemplarer
Heart of the Land: Essays on Last Great Places (1994) — Bidragyder — 104 eksemplarer
The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2019 (2020) — Bidragyder — 98 eksemplarer
The Wild Within (1989) — Forord — 91 eksemplarer
I'm With the Bears: Short Stories from a Damaged Planet (2011) — Introduktion — 88 eksemplarer
The Consuming Passion: Christianity & the Consumer Culture (1998) — Bidragyder — 64 eksemplarer
Letters to a Young Farmer: On Food, Farming, and Our Future (2017) — Bidragyder — 57 eksemplarer
McSweeney's Issue 44 (McSweeney's Quarterly Concern) (2013) — Bidragyder — 48 eksemplarer
Over: The American Landscape at the Tipping Point (2008) — Introduktion, nogle udgaver46 eksemplarer
Toward the Livable City (2003) — Bidragyder — 25 eksemplarer
Wendell Berry and the Given Life (2017) — Forord, nogle udgaver21 eksemplarer
Wetlands: The Web of Life (1996) — Forord — 10 eksemplarer
Rooted: The Best New Arboreal Nonfiction (2017) — Introduktion — 8 eksemplarer

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SrMaryLea | Aug 22, 2023 |
McKibben lays out the causes of climate change and explores the possibilities of what it means for the future, and the present.

He doesn't offer many answers, as he recognizes that it's impossible to know exactly what will happen. He does, however, make the case that it's already too late, we've already changed the atmosphere and everywhere on Earth is now touched by humankind.

This is what he means by "end of Nature," our idea of Nature as that which is unspoiled by humanity is forever gone. We've changed the atmosphere and thus there is nowhere left on this planet that is unspoiled.

While he occasionally falls into the nostalgic view of Nature common to many nature writers, his argument is compelling and well-written.
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rumbledethumps | 10 andre anmeldelser | Jun 26, 2023 |
Entertaining because of personal similarities in life with the author.
jcvogan1 | 5 andre anmeldelser | Jun 11, 2023 |
What can I say, I am very disappointed with this book. First off he talks about a number of problems facing the United States; however, instead of focusing on one aspect he throws them all at the reader at one time. While it is true that they are part of a major problem the major problem is not specified nor does he show how these problems are interconnected. Are we talking about income inequality, racial inequality, the climate or who the heck knows? These are all complex issues and they will require complex solutions. There is a solution offered which is doomed to fail. I personally think that another approach needs to be taken and it has not been mentioned. I will let the reader of this review decide the alternative, a my alternative may not be the right one.… (mere)
BobVTReader | 5 andre anmeldelser | Mar 13, 2023 |



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