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Oil and Honey : The Education of an Unlikely Activist - Schumann Distinguished Scholar Bill McKibben

Oil and Honey

The Education of an Unlikely Activist

Audio CD

Published: 17th September 2013
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Bestselling author and environmental activist Bill McKibben recounts the personal and global story of the fight to build and preserve a sustainable planetBill McKibben is not a person you'd expect to find handcuffed and behind bars, but that's where he found himself in the summer of 2011 after leading the largest civil disobedience in thirty years, protesting the Keystone XL pipeline in front of the White House.With the Arctic melting, the Midwest in drought, and Irene scouring the Atlantic, McKibben recognized that action was needed if solutions were to be found. Some of those would come at the local level, where McKibben joins forces with a Vermont beekeeper raising his hives as part of the growing trend toward local food. Other solutions would come from a much larger fight against the fossil-fuel industry as a whole."Oil and Honey" is McKibben's account of these two necessary and mutually reinforcing sides of the global climate fight--from the center of the maelstrom and from the growing hive of small-scale local answers. With empathy and passion he makes the case for a renewed commitment on both levels, telling the story of raising one year's honey crop and building a social movement that's still cresting. Includes a bonus interview with the author

ISBN: 9781427233462
ISBN-10: 1427233462
Audience: General
Format: Audio CD
Language: English
Published: 17th September 2013
Dimensions (cm): 15.1 x 13.1  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.25