Diet for a Hot Planet The Climate Crisis at the End of Your Fork and What You Can Do about It

ISBN-10: 1608194655

ISBN-13: 9781608194650

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List price: $17.00
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Publication date: 4/4/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.924
Language: English

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

Foreword
Introduction: Why This Book?
How to Read This Book
Crisis
The Climate Crisis at the End of Our Fork
The Shape of Things to Come
Spin
Blinded by the Bite
Playing with Our Food
Capitalizing on Climate Change
Hope
Cool Food: Five Ingredients of Climate-Friendly Farming
Myth-Informed: Answering the Critics
The Hunger Scare
The Biotech Ballyhoo
Action
Eat the Sky: Seven Principles of a Climate-Friendly Diet
Beyond the Fork
Conclusion
Afterword: Biting into a Gloom and Hope Sandwich
Acknowledgments
Acronyms
Notes
Selected Bibliography
Action & Learning Resources
Index
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