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Main Title Oil and honey : the education of an unlikely activist /
Author McKibben, Bill.
Publisher Times Books, Henry Holt and Company,
Year Published 2013
OCLC Number 827256969
ISBN 9780805092844; 0805092846; 9781863956178; 1863956174
Subjects Environmentalism--United States ; Climatic changes ; Petroleum industry and trade--Environmental aspects ; Petroleum industry and trade--Political aspects--United States ; Environmentalists--United States--Biography ; Beekeepers--United States--Biography ; NATURE--Environmental Conservation & Protection ; TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING--Agriculture--Sustainable Agriculture
Additional Subjects McKibben, Bill
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EIAM  GE197.M356 2013 Region 2 Library/New York,NY 10/28/2019
Edition First edition.
Collation 255 pages ; 22 cm
Contents Notes
"Bill McKibben is not a person you'd expect to find handcuffed in the city jail in Washington, D.C. But that's where he spent three days in the summer of 2011, after leading the largest civil disobedience in thirty years to protest the Keystone XL pipeline. A few months later the protesters would see their efforts rewarded when President Obama agreed to put the project on hold. And yet McKibben realized that this small and temporary victory was at best a stepping-stone. With the Arctic melting, the Midwest in drought, and Sandy scouring the Atlantic, the need for much deeper solutions was obvious. Some of those would come at the local level, and McKibben recounts a year he spends in the company of a 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 absolute center of the maelstrom and from the growing hive of small-scale local answers to the climate crisis. With characteristic empathy and passion, he reveals the imperative to work on both levels, telling the story of raising one year's honey crop and building a social movement that's still cresting"-- Two lives -- Storms -- Honeybees and congressmen -- Simple -- On the road again -- The wisdom of the hive -- Adrenaline and meditation.