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McKibben, Bill

Works: 247 works in 720 publications in 13 languages and 36,753 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Essays  Poetry  Pictorial works  Biography  Political fiction  Illustrated works  History  Humorous fiction  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Interviewee, wpr, Contributor, Other, win, Creator, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Illustrator
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Bill McKibben
The end of nature by Bill McKibben( Book )

89 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in 13 languages and held by 3,464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains the frightening implications of the destruction man has caused to earth's environment and offers possible solutions to the problems by altering human behavior
Earth under fire : how global warming is changing the world by Gary Braasch( Book )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 2,367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1999, photojournalist Gary Braasch began a journey around the world to observe and document environmental changes resulting from the warming of our planet. In this book, he brings us along to witness firsthand what he saw as he crossed both the Antarctic and Arctic Circles, trekked above 15,000 feet in the Andes, dove on damaged coral reefs, and followed scientists into the field on four continents." "Alongside Braasch's words and images, essays by eminent scientists discuss the impacts of climate change on the oceans, biodiversity, fresh water, mountain cultures, plants and animals, and our health. Earth Under Fire offers an account of how we can reduce our dependence on fossil fuel - and lesson the consequences of that dependence - using technologies, energy sources, and efficiencies already on hand."--Jacket
Eaarth : making a life on a tough new planet by Bill McKibben( Book )

25 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

McKibben's earliest warnings about global warming went largely unheeded. In this book, he argues that we can meet the challenges of a new "Eaarth"--Still recognizable but suddenly and violently out of balance--by building the kind of societies and economies that can hunker down, concentrate on essentials, and create the type of community that will allow us to weather trouble on an unprecedented scale
American Earth : environmental writing since Thoreau( Book )

17 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 2,130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As America and the world grapple with the consequences of global environmental change, the author, a writer and activist offers this anthology gathering the best and most significant American environmental writing from the last two centuries. "Each advance in environmental practice" in our nation's history, he observes in his introduction, "was preceded by a great book." In this work are the words that made a movement. Classics of the environmental imagination, the essays of Henry David Thoreau, John Muir, and John Burroughs; Aldo Leopold's A Sand County Almanac; Rachel Carson's Silent Spring, are set alongside an emerging activist movement, revealed by newly uncovered reports of pioneering campaigns for conservation, passages from landmark legal opinions and legislation, and searing protest speeches. Throughout, some of America's greatest and most impassioned writers take a turn toward nature, recognizing the fragility of our situation on earth and the urgency of the search for a sustainable way of life. The anthology includes essays on overpopulation, consumerism, energy policy, and the nature of "nature" join ecologists' memoirs and intimate sketches of the habitats of endangered species, as well as a detailed chronology of the environmental movement and American environmental history
Deep economy : the wealth of communities and the durable future by Bill McKibben( Book )

25 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 2,121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An impassioned call for an economy that creates community and ennobles our lives. In this manifesto, journalist McKibben offers the biggest challenge in a generation to the prevailing view of our economy. For the first time in human history, he observes, "more" is no longer synonymous with "better"--Indeed, they have become almost opposites. McKibben puts forward a new way to think about the things we buy, the food we eat, the energy we use, and the money that pays for it all. Our purchases, he says, need not be at odds with the things we truly value. McKibben's animating idea is that we need to move beyond "growth" as the paramount economic ideal and pursue prosperity in a more local direction, with regions producing more of their own food, generating more of their own energy, and even creating more of their own culture and entertainment.--From publisher description
Enough : staying human in an engineered age by Bill McKibben( Book )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author issues a warning about the dangers and limitations of technology, delving into the latest research in genetic engineering, robotics, and nanotechnology to map a future where humans will be made rather than born
The age of missing information by Bill McKibben( Book )

22 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 1,477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imagine watching an entire day's worth of television on every single channel. Acclaimed environmental writer and culture critic Bill McKibben subjected himself to this sensory overload in an experiment to verify whether we are truly better informed than previous generations. Bombarded with newscasts and fluff pieces, game shows and talk shows, ads and infomercials, televangelist pleas and Brady Bunch episodes, McKibben processed twenty-four hours of programming on all ninety-three Fairfax, Virginia, cable stations. Then, as a counterpoint, he spent a day atop a quiet and remote mountain in the Adirondacks, exploring the unmediated man and making small yet vital discoveries about himself and the world around him
A line in the tar sands : struggles for environmental justice by Stephen D'Arcy( )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fight over the tar sands in North America is among the epic environmental and social justice battles of our time, and one of the first that has managed to marry quite explicitly concern for frontline communities and immediate local hazards with fear for the future of the entire planet. Tar sands "development" comes with an enormous environmental and human cost. But tar sands opponents-fighting a powerful international industry-are likened to terrorists; government environmental scientists are muzzled; and public hearings are concealed and rushed. Yet, despite the formidable political and economic power behind the tar sands, many opponents are actively building international networks of resistance, challenging pipeline plans while resisting threats to Indigenous sovereignty and democratic participation. Including leading voices involved in the struggle against the tar sands, A Line in the Tar Sands offers a critical analysis of the impact of the tar sands and the challenges opponents face in their efforts to organize effective resistance. Contributors include Angela Carter, Bill McKibben, Brian Tokar, Christine Leclerc, Clayton Thomas-Muller, Crystal Lameman, Dave Vasey, Emily Coats, Eriel Deranger, Greg Albo, Jeremy Brecher, Jess Worth, Jesse Cardinal, Joshua Kahn Russell, Lilian Yap, Linda Capato, Macdonald Stainsby, Martin Lukacs, Matt Leonard, Melina Laboucan-Massimo, Naomi Klein, Rae Breaux, Randolph Haluza-DeLay, Rex Weyler, Ryan Katz-Rosene, Sâkihitowin Awâsis, Sonia Grant, Stephen D'Arcy, Toban Black, Tony Weis, Tyler McCreary, Winona LaDuke, and Yves Engler
Radio free Vermont : a fable of resistance by Bill McKibben( Book )

9 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 1,116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A book that's also the beginning of a movement, Bill McKibben's debut novel Radio Free Vermont follows a band of Vermont patriots who decide that their state might be better off as its own republic. As the host of Radio Free Vermont--"underground, underpowered, and underfoot"--Seventy-two-year-old Vern Barclay is currently broadcasting from an "undisclosed and double-secret location." With the help of a young computer prodigy named Perry Alterson, Vern uses his radio show to advocate for a simple yet radical idea: an independent Vermont, one where the state secedes from the United States and operates under a free local economy. But for now, he and his radio show must remain untraceable, because in addition to being a lifelong Vermonter and concerned citizen, Vern Barclay is also a fugitive from the law. In Radio Free Vermont, Bill McKibben entertains and expands upon an idea that's become more popular than ever--seceding from the United States. Along with Vern and Perry, McKibben imagines an eccentric group of activists who carry out their own version of guerrilla warfare, which includes dismissing local middle school children early in honor of "Ethan Allen Day" and hijacking a Coors Light truck and replacing the stock with local brew. Witty, biting, and terrifyingly timely, Radio Free Vermont is Bill McKibben's fictional response to the burgeoning resistance movement"--
David Brower : the making of the environmental movement by Tom Turner( )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,008 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"David Brower is one of the dominant figures in the environmental movement over the last half of the twentieth century. Frequently compared to John Muir, Brower was the first executive director of the Sierra Club, founded Friends of the Earth, and helped secure passage of the Wilderness Act. Tapping his passion for wilderness and especially the mountains he scaled in his youth, he was a key figure in the creation of the Point Reyes National Seashore, the Northern Cascades and Redwood National Parks, and was a central figure in successful efforts to keep dams from being built in Dinosaur National Monument and the Grand Canyon. Until now there has been no comprehensive biography of this dynamic leader. This book looks back at his life and the impact he had on the environmental movement from its beginning until his death in 2000. Tom Turner started working with David Brower in 1968 and remained close until Brower's death, giving us an insider's look at the man and his decisive role inside the birth of the environmental movement. Turner has examined Brower's diaries, notebooks, articles, books, and published interviews, and has conducted interviews with more than fifty of Brower's admirers, enemies, and colleagues to develop a complete picture of this controversial and iconic figure"--Provided by publisher
Hope, human and wild : true stories of living lightly on the earth by Bill McKibben( Book )

12 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 903 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"McKibben sets out on a journey, from his home in the Adirondack Mountains to a city in Brazil and a state in India, in search of realistic hope for the Earth. Hope, Human and Wild is an extraordinary tale of the author's travels to places that have made the most of their limited resources. Their triumphs convince McKibben that we can help the world recover from some of the damage we have done." "Only a hundred years ago, the land on which McKibben's house stands in the majestic Adirondack woods was a barren, clearcut wasteland. Now he is surrounded by magnificent forest; and the beaver, the moose, and the coyote have come back." "Looking for other successes, he journeys to the small Brazilian city of Curitiba, which has saved itself from the developers. A brave and gifted mayor has designed a rapid transit system that people actually want to use, the poor collaborate with architects to plan their own houses, "sanitation problems" are solved by exchanging sacks of garbage for bags of food, and hope - human - is lived out every day." "In Kerala, a densely populated state in Southern India, he finds that the life expectancy, birthrate, and literacy rate rival those of America - on three hundred dollars per person per year." "Awed by the remarkable accomplishments of these communities, McKibben explores the ways we can not only confront our problems and find solutions to them, but thrive in the process. Hope, Human and Wild is a confirmation of hope for the future of our planet."--BOOK JACKET
A passion for this earth by Bill McKibben( )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annotation Twenty influential writers and scientists contribute personal, practical, and political essays celebrating our planet. In this powerful collection of original essays, twenty of the world's most influential journalists, writers, scientists, and environmentalists lend their voices to inform and engage those who are committed to the survival of the Earth and its inhabitants. Personal, practical, political, full of wonder and rage, this book respectfully continues the conversation that the inimitable David Suzuki began more than fifty years ago. With essays inspired by Canada's foremost environmentalist, contributions include personal experiences with nature, including:David Helvarg on childhood and the seaRick Bass on falling in love with the Yaak Valley in MontanaRichard Mabey on a May night in Suffolk with a full moonHelen Caldicott on our notions of terrorism and povertyRoss Gelbspan on a public policy strategy that could make Kyoto targets a reality for North AmericaCarl Safina on the continued need for effective science communicatorsSherilyn MacGregor on Earth-friendly citizenship, leadership, and scholarship. Finally, Tom Berger, John Lucchesi, and Robyn Williams describe their personal experiences with David Suzuki and what his example has meant to them
Fight global warming now : the handbook for taking action in your community by Bill McKibben( Book )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 831 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The escalating symptoms of global warming are startling: Hurricane Katrina, a rapidly disappearing Arctic, severe droughts and wildfires. Meanwhile, the leading expert at NASA warns that we have only ten years to reverse climate change, and the British government estimates that the financial impact will be greater than the Great Depression and both world wars - combined. It's no longer time to debate global warming, it's time to fight it." "Drawing on the experience of 1,400 Step It Up organizers in all fifty states, Bill McKibben - the author of the first major book on global warming, The End of Nature - and the Step It Up team explain how you can build the fight in your community college, or place of worship. Fight Global Warming Now offers the tools for your involvement in the mighty new movement that is confronting the most urgent challenge facing us today."--Jacket
Maybe one : a case for smaller families by Bill McKibben( Book )

8 editions published in 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The father of a single child himself, McKibben maintains that bringing one, and no more than one, child into this world will hurt neither your family nor our nation - indeed, it can be an optimistic step toward the future. Maybe One is not just an environmental argument but a highly personal and philosophical one. McKibben cites new and extensive research about the developmental strengths of only children; he finds that single kids are not spoiled, weird, selfish, or asocial, but pretty much the same as everyone else." "McKibben recognizes that the transition to a stable population size won't be easy or painfree but ultimately is inevitable. Maybe One provides the basis for provocative, powerful thought and discussion that will influence our thinking for decades to come."--Jacket
In Katrina's wake : portraits of loss from an unnatural disaster by Chris Jordan( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this collaborative project, photographer Chris Jordan and writers Bill McKibben and Susan Zakin combine their perspectives on the causes and consequences of the 2005 Hurricane Katrina disaster. Victoria Sloan Jordan's poems touch the emotional terrain with a spareness that echoes the austere visual landscape. Taken together, these four viewpoints bear witness to the profound tragedy and raise challenging questions about the cultural conditions that contributed to its unprecedented severity."--Jacket
The global warming reader : a century of writing about climate change( Book )

14 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of seminal texts on climate change from the phenomenon's discovery in the late 19th century to the present. Divided into three parts--Science, Politics, and Impact--this book presents opposing viewpoints, including essays and excerpts by scientists, politicians, novelists, religious leaders and others
The Bill Mckibben reader : pieces from an active life by Bill McKibben( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For a generation, Bill McKibben has been among America's most impassioned and beloved writers on our relationship to our world and our environment. His groundbreaking book on climate change, The End of Nature, is considered "as important as Rachel Carson's classic Silent Spring" and Deep Economy, his "deeply thoughtful and mind-expanding" exploration of globalization, helped awaken and fuel a movement to restore local economies. Now, for the first time, the best of McKibben's essays-fiery, magical, and infused with his uniquely soulful investigations of modern life-are collected in a single volume. Whether meditating on today's golden age in radio, the natural place of biting black flies in our lives, or the patriotism of a grandmother fighting to get corporate money out of politics, McKibben inspires us to become better caretakers of the Earth-and of one another
Eco-reformation : grace and hope for a planet in peril by Lisa E Dahill( )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 2017 Christians around the world will mark the five hundredth anniversary of the Reformation. In the midst of many appeals for reformation today, a growing number of theologians, scholars, and activists around the world believe Reformation celebrations in 2017 and beyond need to focus now on the urgent need for an Eco-Reformation. The rise of industrial, fossil fuel-driven capitalism and the explosive growth in human population endanger the fundamental planetary life-support systems on which life as we know it has evolved. The collective impact of human production, consumption, and reproduction is undermining the ecological systems that support human life on Earth. If human beings do not reform their relationship with God's creation, unspeakable suffering will befall many--especially the weakest and most vulnerable among all species. The conviction at the heart of this collection of essays is that a gospel call for ecological justice belongs at the heart of the five hundredth anniversary observance of the Reformation in 2017 and as a--if not the--central dimension of Christian conversion, faith, and practice into the foreseeable future. Like Luther's Ninety-Five Theses, this volume brings together critical biblical, pastoral, theological, historical, and ethical perspectives that constructively advance the vision of a socially and ecologically flourishing Earth
The return of the wolf : reflections on the future of wolves in the Northeast( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Long after their eradication from almost all parts of the United States, wolves still evoke a primal response, firing the imagination with admiration, awe, and dread. Efforts to restore them to Yellowstone, North Carolina, and elsewhere have provoked heated public debate and met with only mixed success. Scientists and policymakers are debating the merits of returning the wolf to the northeastern United States, where the forests of northern New England and upstate New York may provide the range and resources necessary to support them. This book brings together four thoughtful and literate observers of the natural world to reflect on the implications and potential of such an effort"--Jacket
Hundred dollar holiday : the case for a more joyful Christmas by Bill McKibben( Book )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"McKibben offers some suggestions on how to rethink Christmastime, so that our current obsession with present-buying becomes less important than the dozens of other possible traditions and celebrations."--Jacket
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American Earth : environmental writing since Thoreau
Earth under fire : how global warming is changing the worldEaarth : making a life on a tough new planetAmerican Earth : environmental writing since ThoreauDeep economy : the wealth of communities and the durable futureEnough : staying human in an engineered ageThe age of missing informationHope, human and wild : true stories of living lightly on the earthA passion for this earth
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