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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 (Bowker Author Biography) — biography from Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future… (more)
The End of Nature 880 copies, 11 reviews
The Age of Missing Information 393 copies, 3 reviews
We Are Better Together 22 copies, 1 review
Hamish Fulton: Walking Journey 17 copies, 1 review
Christmas Unplugged 1 copy, 1 review
The Best American Travel Writing 2004 (Contributor) 183 copies, 2 reviews
Granta 83: This Overheating World (Contributor) 172 copies, 2 reviews
The Wild Within (Foreword) 91 copies, 2 reviews
McSweeney's Issue 44 (McSweeney's Quarterly Concern) (Contributor) 47 copies, 3 reviews
Over: The American Landscape at the Tipping Point (Introduction, some editions) 45 copies, 1 review
Toward the Livable City (Contributor) 25 copies

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