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McKibben, Bill

Works: 209 works in 581 publications in 12 languages and 32,770 library holdings
Genres: Pictorial works  Biography  Illustrated works  Essays  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Editor, Interviewee, Contributor, Other, wpr, Creator, Author of afterword, colophon, etc.
Classifications: GF75, 304.28
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Bill McKibben
The end of nature by Bill McKibben( Book )

83 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in 12 languages and held by 3,514 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
Eaarth : making a life on a tough new planet by Bill McKibben( Book )

21 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,237 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
Deep economy : the wealth of communities and the durable future by Bill McKibben( Book )

21 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 2,152 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
American Earth : environmental writing since Thoreau( Book )

14 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 2,104 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
Enough : staying human in an engineered age by Bill McKibben( Book )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,703 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 )

21 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 1,486 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
Earth under fire : how global warming is changing the world by Gary Braasch( Book )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 1,372 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
Hope, human and wild : true stories of living lightly on the earth by Bill McKibben( Book )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 931 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 862 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 805 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 )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 651 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 Bill Mckibben reader : pieces from an active life by Bill McKibben( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 615 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
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 594 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 591 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
The global warming reader : a century of writing about climate change( Book )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 576 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
Koch brothers exposed( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From environmental pollution to their efforts to dismantle Social Security for working Americans, the Koch brothers have launched a large network, attacking our American values. Join Senator Bernie Sanders, Van Jones and Katrina vanden Heuvel in this investigation of how the billionaire Koch brothers have spent hundreds of millions of dollars on covert attacks that destroy American values and corrupt our government
The comforting whirlwind : God, Job, and the scale of Creation by Bill McKibben( Book )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Comforting Whirlwind, Bill McKibben turns to the biblical book of Job to demonstrate our need to embrace a bold new paradigm for living if we hope to reverse the current trend of ecological destruction
A line in the tar sands : struggles for environmental justice by Stephen D'Arcy( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 206 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 e
David Brower : the making of the environmental movement by Tom Turner( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 176 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
Long distance : a year of living strenuously by Bill McKibben( Book )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... A fascinating portrait of a man in midlife pushing his body and soul to the breaking point ... coming to terms with the limits of the flesh [as he trains to enter cross-country ski races and deals with his father's illness]."--Jacket
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American Earth : environmental writing since Thoreau
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Eaarth : making a life on a tough new planetDeep economy : the wealth of communities and the durable futureAmerican Earth : environmental writing since ThoreauEnough : staying human in an engineered ageThe age of missing informationEarth under fire : how global warming is changing the worldHope, human and wild : true stories of living lightly on the earthFight global warming now : the handbook for taking action in your community