Wandering Home

Wandering Home

A Long Walk Across America's Most Hopeful Landscape

Book - 2014
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"[McKibben is] a marvelous writer who has thought deeply about the environment, loves this part of the country, and knows how to be a first-class traveling companion."-- Entertainment Weekly

In Wandering Home , one of his most personal books, Bill McKibben invites readers to join him on a hike from his current home in Vermont to his former home in the Adirondacks. Here he reveals that the motivation for his impassioned environmental activism is not high-minded or abstract, but as tangible as the lakes and forests he explored in his twenties, the same woods where he lives with his family today.

Over the course of his journey McKibben meets with old friends and kindred spirits, including activists, writers, organic farmers, a vintner, a beekeeper, and environmental studies students, all in touch with nature and committed to its preservation. For McKibben, there is no better place than these woods to work out a balance between the wild and the cultivated, the individual and the global community, and to discover the answers to the challenges facing our planet today.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Griffin, c2014
Edition: 1st St. Martin's Griffin ed
ISBN: 9781627790208
1627790209
Characteristics: 172 p. : ill., map ; 21 cm
Call Number: 917.475 MCK

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jkn14x Jan 23, 2013

The author seems to have this starry-eyed delusion that all Vermonters are noble conservationists, trying to live in an ecologically sound manner. Like meth labs, home invasions, drug wars, and high property crime rates are ok as long as you have pretty scenery. In cities like Burlington, Montpelier, and Brattleboro, it's just Cleveland with mountains.

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