In 1989, Bill McKibben wrote the first account for a general audience of global warming. The End of Nature has become an environmental classic. He has since written a score of other books on nature and culture. Most recently, Deep Economy has helped awaken and fuel a movement to restore local economies.
In the decades since The End of Nature, he has also written dozens of essays for many of America's most prominent publications. In this reader, McKibben's investigations of modern life are collected for the first time in a single volume. Whether meditating on today’s golden age in radio, the natural place of biting black flies in our lives, or the patriotism of a grandmother fighting to get corporate money out of politics, McKibben's timeless humor and realism calls readers to become better caretakers of the Earth and its many inhabitants.