Worldchanging A User's Guide for the 21st Century

ISBN-10: 0810997460
ISBN-13: 9780810997462
Edition: 2nd 2011 (Revised)
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Description: Five years after the initial publication ofWorldchanging, the landscape of environmentalism and sustainability has changed dramatically. The average reader is now well-versedeven inundatedwith green lifestyle advice. In 2011, green is the starting  More...

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Book details

List price: $27.50
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Abrams
Publication date: 4/1/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 600
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.662
Language: English

Five years after the initial publication ofWorldchanging, the landscape of environmentalism and sustainability has changed dramatically. The average reader is now well-versedeven inundatedwith green lifestyle advice. In 2011, green is the starting point, not the destination. This second edition of the bestselling book is extensively revised to include the latest trends, technologies, and solutions in sustainable living. More than 160 new entries include up-to-the-minute information on the locavore movement, carbon-neutral homes, novel transportation solutions, the growing trend of ecotourism, the concept of food justice, and much more. Additional new sections focus on the role of cities as the catalyst for change in our society. With 50 percent new content, this overhauled edition incorporates the most recent studies and projects being implemented worldwide. The result is a guided tour through the most exciting new tools, models, and ideas for building a better future.

Bill McKibben grew up in Lexington, Massachusetts. He was president of the Harvard Crimson newspaper in college. Immediately after college he joined the New Yorker magazine as a staff writer, and wrote much of the "Talk of the Town" column from 1982 to early 1987. After quitting this job, he soon moved to the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York. His first book, The End of Nature, was published in 1989 by Random House after being serialized in the New Yorker. It is regarded as the first book for a general audience about climate change, and has been printed in more than 20 languages. Several editions have come out in the United States, including an updated version published in 2006. His next book, The Age of Missing Information, was published in 1992. It is an account of an experiment: McKibben collected everything that came across the 100 channels of cable tv on the Fairfax, Virginia system (at the time among the nation's largest) for a single day. He spent a year watching the 2,400 hours of videotape, and then compared it to a day spent on the mountaintop near his home. This book has been widely used in colleges and high schools, and was reissued in 2006. McKibben's latest book is entitled, Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet. Bill currently resides with his wife, writer Sue Halpern, and his daughter, Sophie in Ripton, Vermont. He is a scholar in residence at Middlebury College. 030

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