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    • Testing the Limits of Body and Spirit in a Year of Living Strenuously
    • By: Bill McKibben
    • Narrated by: Rex Anderson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In his late 30s, celebrated essayist, journalist, and author Bill McKibben - never much of an athlete - decided the time had come for him to really test his body. Cross-country skiing his challenge of choice, he lived the fantasy of many amateur athletes and trained - with the help of a coach/guru - nearly full-time, putting in hours and miles typical of an Olympic hopeful. For one vigorous year, which would culminate in a series of grueling, long-distance races, McKibben experienced his body's rhythms and possibilities as never before.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Started out well but changed direction

    • By Amazon Customer on 01-01-15
    • Testing the Limits of Body and Spirit in a Year of Living Strenuously
    • By: Bill McKibben
    • Narrated by: Rex Anderson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
    • Release date: 04-15-14
    • 4 out of 5 stars 11 ratings

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    • Eaarth

    • Making a Life on a Tough New Planet
    • By: Bill McKibben
    • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
    • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
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    Twenty years ago, with The End of Nature, Bill McKibben offered one of the earliest warnings about global warming. Those warnings went mostly unheeded; now, he insists, we need to acknowledge that we've waited too long, and that massive change is not only unavoidable but already under way. Our old familiar globe is suddenly melting, drying, acidifying, flooding, and burning in ways that no human has ever seen.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A very important and interesting read

    • By Ira on 07-19-10
    • Making a Life on a Tough New Planet
    • By: Bill McKibben
    • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
    • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
    • Release date: 04-13-10
    • 4 out of 5 stars 212 ratings

    Regular price: $27.93

    • Radio Free Vermont

    • A Fable of Resistance
    • By: Bill McKibben
    • Narrated by: Danny Campbell
    • Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
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    As the host of Radio Free Vermont - "underground, underpowered, and underfoot" - 72-year-old Vern Barclay is currently broadcasting from an "undisclosed and double-secret location". With the help of a young computer prodigy named Perry Alterson, Vern uses his radio show to advocate for a simple yet radical idea: an independent Vermont, one where the state secedes from the United States and operates under a free local economy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Small is Best without the BIG ego...

    • By Twinny on 11-18-17

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Oil and Honey

    • The Education of an Unlikely Activist
    • By: Bill McKibben
    • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
    • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Oil and Honey is McKibben's account of 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Informative, historical and well written.

    • By Kyle on 09-19-13

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The End of Nature

    • By: Bill McKibben
    • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
    • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Reissued on the 10th 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 environmental studies. McKibben's argument that the survival of the globe is dependent on a fundamental, philosophical shift in the way we relate to nature is more relevant than ever.

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    • Cashing Out From the Climate Casino

    • By: Bill McKibben
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 5 mins
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    It’s hard to be optimistic about climate action, after a week in which federal scientists reported that “the Arctic shows no sign of returning” to the “reliably frozen region of recent past decades.” In a month when California’s wildfires show every sign of burning straight through Christmas. And at a time when the federal government keeps scrubbing basic climate information from its websites.

    "Cashing Out From the Climate Casino" is from the December 17, 2017 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Bill McKibben and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Recalculating the Climate Math

    • By: Bill McKibben
    • Narrated by: Derek Shetterly
    • Length: 10 mins
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    The numbers on global warming are even scarier than we thought.

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    • A World at War

    • By: Bill McKibben
    • Narrated by: Derek Shetterly
    • Length: 34 mins
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    World War III is well and truly underway. And we are losing. For years, our leaders chose to ignore the warnings of our best scientists and top military strategists. Global warming, they told us, was beginning a stealth campaign that would lay waste to vast stretches of the planet, uprooting and killing millions of innocent civilians. But instead of paying heed and taking obvious precautions, we chose to strengthen the enemy with our endless combustion.

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    • Wendell Berry and the Given Life

    • By: Ragan Sutterfield, Bill Mckibben – foreword
    • Narrated by: Ragan Sutterfield
    • Length: 5 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
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    For the past 50 years, Wendell Berry has been helping seekers chart a return to the practice of being creatures. Through his essays, poetry, and fiction, Berry has repeatedly drawn our attention to the ways in which our lives are gifts in a whole economy of gifts. Berry presents us with the sort of coherent vision for the lived moral and spiritual life that we need now. His work helps us remember our givenness and embrace our life as creatures.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • The Narrator is extremely ........ frustrating

    • By carly forward on 08-23-17

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    • Why Dakota Is the New Keystone

    • By: Bill Mckibben
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 5 mins
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    "Why Dakota Is the New Keystone" is from the October 28, 2016 United States section of The New York Times. It was written by Bill Mckibben and narrated by Fleet Cooper.

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    • Trump's Stupid and Reckless Climate Decision

    • By: Bill McKibben
    • Narrated by: Barbara Benjamin-Creel
    • Length: 6 mins
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    People say, if all you have is a hammer, then every problem looks like a nail. We should be so lucky. President Trump has a hammer, but all he’ll use it for is to smash things that others have built, as the world looks on in wonder and in fear. The latest, most troubling example is his decision to obliterate the Paris climate accord: After nearly 200 years of scientific inquiry and over 20 years of patient diplomacy that united every nation save Syria and Nicaragua, we had this afternoon’s big game-show Rose Garden reveal: Count us out.

    "Trump's Stupid and Reckless Climate Decision" is from the June 01, 2017 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Bill McKibben and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.

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    • The End of Ice

    • By: Bill McKibben
    • Narrated by: Derek Shetterly
    • Length: 2 mins
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    The Arctic is warming twice as fast as any place on the planet. Can native villages in northernmost Alaska survive climate change?

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    • The Truth Has Changed

    • By: Josh Fox, Bill McKibben - foreword
    • Narrated by: Josh Fox, Tom Parks
    • Length: 2 hrs and 46 mins
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    The Emmy Award-winning creator of Gasland tells his intimate and damning, personal story of our world in crisis. Josh Fox turns the rapid-fire shocks that are remaking the very fabric of our lives - writing as a first responder, a reporter, a documentarian, and an activist - into art, literature, and at least one answer to the question of what the future holds.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The truth has changed

    • By Barbara Ann Collins on 10-15-18

    Regular price: $19.99

    • Enough

    • Setting Limits on Human Genetic Technology
    • By: Bill McKibben
    • Narrated by: Bill McKibben
    • Length: 3 hrs and 37 mins
    • Abridged
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    Bill McKibben, examines the dangers inherent in an array of technologies that threaten not just our survival, but our identity. Imagine a future where lab workers can reprogram human embryos to make our children "smarter" or "more sociable" or "happier." Enough examines such possibilities, and explains how we can avoid their worst consequences while still enjoying the fruits of our new scientific understandings.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • The world is fine. Why try to improve it?

    • By Ross on 06-27-03
    • Setting Limits on Human Genetic Technology
    • By: Bill McKibben
    • Narrated by: Bill McKibben
    • Length: 3 hrs and 37 mins
    • Release date: 05-02-03
    • 3.5 out of 5 stars 21 ratings

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    • Bill McKibben in Conversation with Susan Salter Reynolds (2010): Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

    • Panel 2052
    • By: Mr. Bill McKibben
    • Narrated by: Ms. Susan Salter Reynolds
    • Length: 1 hr and 1 min
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    The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books began in 1996 with a simple goal: to bring together the people who create books with the people who love to read them. The festival was an immediate success and has become the largest and most prestigious book festival in the country, attracting more than 130,000 book lovers each year.

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