Oil and honey book review

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oil and honey book review

Oil and Honey: The Education of an Unlikely Activist, by Bill McKibben

Reading the words oil, honey, and Bill McKibben on the cover was all it took. McKibben is a vocal opponent of the Keystone XL Pipeline so I expected to be reading about Big Oil and was curious to find out what he had to say about bees. At the beginning of Oil and Honey , readers learn they are embarking upon a dual journey with McKibben. In one part of the story, he is cast as a budding apiologist one who studies bees and in the other, a reluctant activist. It works.
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Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. jcSince , former New Yorker writer McKibben . As my review's title relates, it is as if one read a book by a major player in the civil rights movement before the major federal civil rights legislation.

Oil and Honey: The Education of an Unlikely Activist

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Bestselling author and environmental activist Bill McKibben recounts the personal and global story of the fight to build and preserve a sustainable planet. 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 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. This is the balance--between big and small, between rage and love, between resistance and alternatives--that we all must find if we are to transform in time to prevent catastrophe.

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  1. In “Oil and Honey,” Bill McKibben tells the story of how he became a leader of the environmental movement.

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