Oil and Honey

The Education of an Unlikely Activist

Bill McKibben, read by Kevin T. Collins

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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 planet

Bill 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.

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Bill McKibben, read by Kevin T. Collins

Bill McKibben is the author of more than a dozen books, including The End of Nature, Eaarth, and Deep Economy. He is the founder of the environmental organization 350.org and was among the first to warn of the dangers of global warming. He is the Schumann Distinguished Scholar at Middlebury College and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He lives in Ripton, Vermont, with his wife, the writer Sue Halpern, and their daughter.

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The Education of an Unlikely Activist
Bill McKibben, read by Kevin T. Collins

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Macmillan Audio
September 2013
Unabridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781427233479
ISBN10: 1427233470
Audio Run Time: 9:30
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Macmillan Audio
September 2013
Unabridged Compact Disc
ISBN: 9781427233462
ISBN10: 1427233462
Audio Run Time: 9:30
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Henry Holt and Co.
Times Books
September 2013
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ISBN: 9780805092844
ISBN10: 0805092846
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 272 pages
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7/29/2014
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September 2013
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ISBN: 9780805098389
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