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Pipeline and the Paradigm Keystone XL, Tar Sands, and the Battle to Defuse the Carbon Bomb

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ISBN-10: 0985574828

ISBN-13: 9780985574826

Edition: N/A

Authors: Samuel Avery, Bill McKibben

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This thoroughly researched and wholly engaging book investigates the economic, ecological, political, and psychological issues behind the Keystone XL pipeline—a project so controversial it has inspired the largest expression of civil disobedience since the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s. With enough carbon trapped in the Canadian tar sands to plunge the Earth into irreversible climate change, it is the Keystone XL pipeline that will set that carbon free. The debate rages on over whether this 2,100-mile long steel pipeline is a vital piece America’s energy future or the conduit for global climate disaster. From the enormous tar sands mines in Alberta to a tree-top blockade in Texas, this…    
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Publisher: Ruka Press
Publication date: 4/23/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Avery lives with his family on a farm in Hart County, Kentucky, along the banks of the Nolin River. He spends his time gardening, building, and teaching.

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…    

Introduction: Tar Sands and Mountaintops
The Paradigm
The Dance
The Paradigm
Sun Power
A Look at Life
Civil Disobedience
The Climate
The Ninety-nine Percent
The Global Paradigm
The Practical Realm of Consciousness
The Pipeline
The Dakotas
The Carbon Boycott
Epilogue: An Opening Skirmish