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Bill McKibben
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Bill McKibben is the author of more than a dozen books, including The End of Nature, Enough: Staying Human in an Engineered Age, and Deep Economy. A former staff writer for the New Yorker, he writes often for Harper's, National Geographic, and the New York Review of Books, among other publications. He is the founder of the environmental organizations Step It Up and 350.org, a global warming awareness campaign that in October 2009 coordinated what CNN called "the most widespread day of political action in the planet's history." He is a scholar in residence at Middlebury College and lives in Vermont... Read More

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The Age of Missing Information

Written by Bill McKibben


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: June 13, 2006
Price: $16.00

“Highly personal and original . . . McKibben goes beyond Marshall McLuhan’s theory that the medium is the message.”
——The New York Times

Imagine watching an entire day’s worth of television on every single channel. Acclaimed environmental writer and culture critic Bill McKibben subjected himself to this sensory overload in an experiment... Read more >

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The End of Nature

Written by Bill McKibben


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: June 13, 2006
Price: $14.95

Reissued on the tenth anniversary of its publication, this classic work on our environmental crisis features a new introduction by the author, reviewing both the progress and ground lost in the fight to save the earth.

This impassioned plea for radical and life-renewing change is today still considered a groundbreaking work in... Read more >

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The Mountains of California

Written by John Muir
Introduction by Bill McKibben


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: September 11, 2001
Price: $13.95

When John Muir traveled to California in 1868, he found the pristine mountain ranges that would inspire his life’s work. The Mountains of California is the culmination of the ten years Muir spent in the Sierra Nevadas, studying every crag, crook, and valley with great care and contemplation.

Bill McKibben writes in... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

The Mountains of California

Written by John Muir
Introduction by Bill McKibben


Format: eBook, 304 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: July 21, 2010
Price: $11.99

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Also available as a trade paperback.

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Life on the Mississippi

Written by Mark Twain
Introduction by Bill McKibben


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: May 29, 2007
Price: $9.95

Fashioned from the same experiences that would inspire the masterpiece Huckleberry Finn, Life on the Mississippi is Mark Twain’s most brilliant and most personal nonfiction work. It is at once an affectionate evocation of the vital river life in the steamboat era and a melancholy reminiscence of its passing after the... Read more >
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