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The Resource The age of missing information, Bill McKibben

The age of missing information, Bill McKibben

Label
The age of missing information
Title
The age of missing information
Statement of responsibility
Bill McKibben
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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. As relevant now as it was when originally written in 1992-and with new material from the author on the impact of the Internet age-this witty and astute book is certain to change the way you look at television and perceive media as a whole."--Publisher's website
Tone
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
187933
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McKibben, Bill
Dewey number
302.23/450973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Television broadcasting
  • Popular culture
  • Nature
  • Philosophy of nature
  • Nature
  • Philosophy of nature
  • Popular culture
  • Television broadcasting
  • United States
Label
The age of missing information, Bill McKibben
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: New York : Random House, 1992. With a new afterword
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1080780
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Random House Trade paperback edition.
Extent
viii, 265 pages
Isbn
9780812976076
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2006278793
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780812976076
  • (OCoLC)70157971
Label
The age of missing information, Bill McKibben
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: New York : Random House, 1992. With a new afterword
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1080780
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Random House Trade paperback edition.
Extent
viii, 265 pages
Isbn
9780812976076
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2006278793
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780812976076
  • (OCoLC)70157971

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