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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
Creator
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"--
Tone
Writing style
Award
Green Prize for Sustainable Literature: Adult Nonfiction, 2014.
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
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10217187
Cataloging source
DLC
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McKibben, Bill
Dewey number
  • 363.70092
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
GE197
LC item number
.M356 2013
Literary form
non fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • McKibben, Bill
  • Environmentalism
  • Climatic changes
  • Petroleum industry and trade
  • Petroleum industry and trade
  • Environmentalists
  • Beekeepers
  • NATURE / Environmental Conservation & Protection
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / Sustainable Agriculture
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the education of an unlikely activist
Label
Oil and honey : the education of an unlikely activist, Bill McKibben
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Two lives -- Storms -- Honeybees and congressen -- Simple -- On the road again -- The wisdom of the hive -- Adrenaline and meditation
Control code
984606
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
255 pages
Isbn
9780805092844
Lccn
2013010995
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780805092844
  • (OCoLC)827256969
Label
Oil and honey : the education of an unlikely activist, Bill McKibben
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Two lives -- Storms -- Honeybees and congressen -- Simple -- On the road again -- The wisdom of the hive -- Adrenaline and meditation
Control code
984606
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
255 pages
Isbn
9780805092844
Lccn
2013010995
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780805092844
  • (OCoLC)827256969

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