Articles tagged "Bill McKibben"

Happy Earth Day 2019!

Happy Earth Day! Check out our new and essential books on everything from climate change to fracking:

LOSING EARTH: A Recent History by Nathaniel Rich
“Rich, a novelist (KING ZENO, 2018) and journalist, turns his widely discussed 2018 investigation for the New York Times Magazine into an exceedingly well-written history of the early political battles over addressing climate change… LOSING EARTH is eloquent, devastating, and crucial.”–Booklist, starred review

THE SIXTH EXTINCTION: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize
“Throughout her extensive and passionately collected research, Kolbert offers a highly readable, enlightening report on the global and historical impact of humans… a highly significant eye-opener rich in facts and enjoyment.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

AMITY AND PROSPERITY: One Family and the Fracturing of America by Eliza Griswold
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize
“An important addition to the emerging genre of works about fracking and its environmental and human costs. This will find large audiences among concerned citizens and warrants the attention of public officials as well as fans of J.D. Vance’s HILLBILLY ELEGY.”–Library Journal, starred review

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Nonfiction Round-Up (4/17/19)

Conspiracy theories, immigration, and a call to arms–welcome to this week’s nonfiction round-up!

REPUBLIC OF LIES: American Conspiracy Theorists and Their Surprising Rise to Power by Anna Merlan

“Quick to condemn racist, anti-Semitic, homophobic, and anti-Muslim bias, the author supports her writing with excellent supporting documentation. An engaging and valuable explication of one of the most confusing and complex topics in today’s society.”–Library Journal

THE DEATH AND LIFE OF AIDA HERNANDEZ: A Border Story by Aaron Bobrow-Strain

Two starred reviews!
Check out more read-alikes from Booklist.

“In this caring and unforgettable borderland saga, Bobrow-Strain reveals the profound personal toll of the immigration crisis.”–Booklist, starred review

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We’re Seeing Stars!

Holy starred reviews, Batman! Check out these forthcoming titles that earned two starred reviews!

THE GUEST BOOK by Sarah Blake

“This novel sets out to be more than a juicy family saga—it aims to depict the moral evolution of a part of American society. Its convincing characters and muscular narrative succeed on both counts.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Blake deftly interrogates the many shades of prejudice and ‘the ordinary, everyday wickedness of turning away.’ Blake’s brilliant and ravishing novel promises to hit big”–Booklist, starred review

LOTHARINGIA: A Personal History of Europe’s Lost Country by Simon Winder

“Winder highlights the contrasts between readers’ modern perspectives and those of the Lotharingians and their peers with a deft combination of personal observation, historical anecdotes, and humorously straightforward summaries of complex military, dynastic, and ideological conflicts. This work is highly recommended for fans of European and world history.”–Booklist, starred review

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PW Spring 2019 Announcements

Publishers Weekly has chosen the stand-out books from the coming months for their 2019 Spring Announcements, and there are 81 Macmillan titles you’ll need to save room for on your shelves!

Business & Economics

THE BILLIONAIRE BOONDOGGLE: How Our Politicians Let Corporations and Bigwigs Steal Our Money and Jobs by Pat Garofalo (a Top 10 pick)
INVEST FOR GOOD: Increasing Your Personal Well-Being While Changing the World by Mark Mobius, Carlos Von Hardenberg, and Greg Konieczny (a Top 10 pick)
BIG BUSINESS: A Love Letter to an American Anti-Hero by Tyler Cowen
HOW TO WIN IN A WINNER-TAKE-ALL WORLD: Career Management in the Twenty-First Century by Neil Irwin
WIN OR DIE: Leadership Secrets from ‘Game of Thrones’ by Bruce Craven

Comics & Graphic Novels

HOT COMB by Ebony Flowers (a Top 10 pick)
OFF SEASON by James Sturm (a Top 10 pick)
WHY DON’T YOU WRITE MY EULOGY NOW SO I CAN CORRECT IT?: A Mother’s Suggestions by Patricia Marx and Roz Chast
GRASS by Keum Suk Gendry-Kim, trans. by Janet Hong
CHRONIN VOLUME 1: The Knife at Your Back by Alison Wilgus

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Happy Earth Day 2015!

Happy Earth Day, friends! Kermit said it’s not easy being green, but we’ll dare to disagree.

Here’s an Edelweiss collection of Earth Day-friendly titles covering just about anything you can think of!

Don’t miss our bestselling backlist titles, too:
AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH by Al Gore
HOT, FLAT, AND CROWDED 2.0 by Thomas Friedman
EAARTH by Bill McKibben
THE WORLD WITHOUT US by Alan Weisman
FIELD NOTES FROM A CATASTROPHE by Elizabeth Kolbert
NO IMPACT MAN by Colin Beavan

 

Happy Earth Day 2014!

Happy Earth Day, friends! We hope you're doing something environmentally friendly today, like taking public transit to work, recycling your plastic bottles, or having your ice cream in a cone instead of a cup. 

We've pulled together an Edelweiss collection of relevant titles for you. Here are some of the highlights:

AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH by Al Gore
Former Vice President Al Gore’s groundbreaking argument that the fact of global warming is not in question and that its consequences for the world we live in will be disastrous if left unchecked. 

HOT, FLAT, AND CROWDED 2.0 by Thomas Friedman
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Friedman speaks to America's urgent need for national renewal and explains how a green revolution can bring about both a sustainable environment and a sustainable America. “Friedman produces cogent analyses of the most important developments of our time.... A convincing case for the green revolution required to rescue us from an unsustainable course.” — USA Today

EAARTH by Bill McKibben
McKibben argues that we need to scale back and concentrate on the essentials to build the kind of societies and economies we need to withstand change. “'Eaarth' is the name McKibben has decided to assign both to his new book and to the planet formerly known as Earth. His point is a fresh one that brings the reader uncomfortably close to climate change. Earth with one 'a,' according to McKibben, no longer exists. We have carbonized it out of existence. Two-a Eaarth is now our home.” — The New York Times Book Review


THE WORLD WITHOUT US
by Alan Weisman
Weisman's penetrating, page-turning take on how our planet would respond if humans simply disappeared made several Best Books of the Year lists for 2007 and continues to fascinate readers today. 

FIELD NOTES FROM A CATASTROPHE
by Elizabeth Kolbert
The bestselling author of THE SIXTH EXTINCTION cuts through competing rhetoric and political agendas to tell readers what is really going on with global warming and asks what, if anything, can be done to save our planet. “Important... [Kolbert] lets readers connect the dots to form a frightening (and still avoidable) vision of our future...[Grade:] A.” — Entertainment Weekly 

NO IMPACT MAN by Colin Beavan
Beavan chronicles his family's year-long adventure of trying to live in the heart of Manhattan with zero impact on the environment. “Profound... Beavan's project has significant emotional and ecological heft.  NO IMPACT MAN works, most of all, because Beavan is intelligent, funny, provocative, and, above all, honest.” — The Philadelphia Inquirer

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Barbara Hoffert Recommends

Library Journal's Barbara Hoffert selected four compelling new titles for librarians to be on the look out for in September. Three out of the four are published or distributed by Macmillan so we had to share the good news!

SOMEONE by Alice McDermott

"Few authors are as good as McDermott at making the ordinary extraordinary."

OIL AND HONEY: The Education of an Unlikely Activist by Bill McKibben

"A key topic, and the high-profile McKibben—a busy speaker and much-followed tweeter whose environmental organization, 350.org, has a powerful web presence—will attract readers."

MEN WE REAPED: A Memoir by Jesmyn Ward

"In her National Book Award–winning SALVAGE THE BONES (one of my favorite novels ever), Ward writes so sharply and affectingly of African American life in the rural South that everyone should be anticipating this memoir cum social observation."

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Eaarth: A ‘Books for a Better Life’ Award Winner

In his recent release, EAARTH, Bill McKibben argues that we've created, in very short order, a new planet, still recognizable but fundamentally different, and it's now time to scale back and create a sustainable society that can weather futher change.

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society has selected this book as the winner of their Books for a Better Life Award in the Green category! If you would like a copy, I have a few available! Shoot me an email (subject: Eaarth) to: library at macmillanusa dot com

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