September 26, 2013

Alan Weisman spoke about his book, Countdown: Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth?, at Politics & Prose on Thursday, September 26, 2013.

A powerful investigation into the chances for humanity's future from the author of the bestseller The World Without Us.

In his bestselling book The World Without Us, Alan Weisman considered how the Earth could heal and even refill empty niches if relieved of humanity's constant pressures. Behind that groundbreaking thought experiment was his hope that we would be inspired to find a way to add humans back to this vision of a restored, healthy planet-only in harmony, not mortal combat, with the rest of nature.

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ISBN: 9780316097741
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Published: Back Bay Books - May 6th, 2014

September 20, 2013

Bill McKibben spoke about his book, Oil and Honey: The Education of an Unlikely Activist, at Politics & Prose on Friday, September 20, 2013.

Bill McKibben is not a person you'd expect to find handcuffed and behind bars, but that's where he found himself in the summer of 2011 after leading the largest civil disobedience in thirty years, protesting the Keystone XL pipeline in front of the White House.

With the Arctic melting, the Midwest in drought, and Irene scouring the Atlantic, McKibben recognized that action was needed if solutions were to be found. Some of those would come at the local level, where McKibben joins forces with a Vermont 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 center of the maelstrom and from the growing hive of small-scale local answers. With empathy and passion he makes the case for a renewed commitment on both levels, telling the story of raising one year’s honey crop and building a social movement that’s still cresting.

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ISBN: 9781250048714
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - July 29th, 2014

March 22, 2013

David Helvarg is interviewed about his book,The Golden Shore: California's Love Affair With The Sea, at Politics & Prose on on Friday, March 22, 2013. Helvarg is introduced by author, lawyer, and consumer advocate, Ralph Nader.

In his sixth book, the award-winning journalist, producer, and president of the Blue Frontier Campaign takes readers on a tour of the California coastline. The 1,100 miles between the borders of Oregon and Tijuana are home to diverse groups of sea birds, mammals, and fish, but also face natural and man-made disasters.

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By David Helvarg, Ted Danson (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781608684403
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Published: New World Library - October 4th, 2016