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The Resource Oil and honey : the education of an unlikely activist, Bill McKibben

Oil and honey : the education of an unlikely activist, Bill McKibben

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Oil and honey : the education of an unlikely activist
Title
Oil and honey
Title remainder
the education of an unlikely activist
Statement of responsibility
Bill McKibben
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Bill McKibben is not a person you'd expect to find handcuffed in the city jail in Washington, D.C. But that's where he spent three days in the summer of 2011, after leading the largest civil disobedience in thirty years to protest the Keystone XL pipeline. A few months later the protesters would see their efforts rewarded when President Obama agreed to put the project on hold. And yet McKibben realized that this small and temporary victory was at best a stepping-stone. With the Arctic melting, the Midwest in drought, and Sandy scouring the Atlantic, the need for much deeper solutions was obvious. Some of those would come at the local level, and McKibben recounts a year he spends in the company of a 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 absolute center of the maelstrom and from the growing hive of small-scale local answers to the climate crisis. With characteristic empathy and passion, he reveals the imperative to work on both levels, telling the story of raising one year's honey crop and building a social movement that's still cresting"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
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DLC
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McKibben, Bill
Index
no index present
LC call number
GE197
LC item number
.M356 2013
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • McKibben, Bill
  • Environmentalism
  • Climatic changes
  • Petroleum industry and trade
  • Petroleum industry and trade
  • Environmentalists
  • Beekeepers
  • NATURE
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
Label
Oil and honey : the education of an unlikely activist, Bill McKibben
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
Two lives -- Storms -- Honeybees and congressmen -- Simple -- On the road again -- The wisdom of the hive -- Adrenaline and meditation
Control code
827256969
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
255 p.
Isbn
9780805092844
Lccn
2013010995
Other control number
40022907835
System control number
(OCoLC)827256969
Label
Oil and honey : the education of an unlikely activist, Bill McKibben
Publication
Contents
Two lives -- Storms -- Honeybees and congressmen -- Simple -- On the road again -- The wisdom of the hive -- Adrenaline and meditation
Control code
827256969
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
255 p.
Isbn
9780805092844
Lccn
2013010995
Other control number
40022907835
System control number
(OCoLC)827256969

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