Bill McKibben con Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?
Críticas The strength of [McKibben's] writing on climate change is that its specificity burns away the mist from what, to most people, is a hazy issue
(The Times)While these dangers have been widely discussed, McKibben provides a fresh perspective with surprising examples and an engaging writing style
(Jared Diamond The New York Times)He has gathered the most vivid statistics
, distilled history to its juiciest turns
, and made the case as urgently and clearly as can be
: The whole breadth of our existence - the 'human game' - is in jeopardy (Washington Post)Falter is McKibben's most powerfully argued book, and maybe his most important
since The End of Nature 30 years ago. . . . It affirms him as among a very few of our most compelling truth-tellers about the climate catastrophe and the ideological forces driving it (The Nation)A deeply reported
, broad-spanning investigation
. . . Compelling
(Outside)Fascinating. . . McKibben is a mighty orator
on the page here, just as he was in The End of Nature (1989) and Eaarth (2010), and his call for creating more compassionate and equitable societies is inspiring (Pacific Standard)'The planet's best green journalist'
(Time)[McKibben is] the Michael Jordan of climate change activism
(VICE)'A love letter, a plea, a eulogy, and a prayer
. This is Bill McKibben at his glorious best
. Wise and warning, with everything on the line. Do not miss it'
(Naomi Klein author of This Changes Everything and The Shock Doctrine)McKibben is a man of many virtues . . . Almost no one has been writing about climate change longer or working to fight it harder than he has
(New York Review of Books) Reseña del editor 'This is Bill McKibben at his glorious best. Wise and warning, with everything on the line. Do not miss it'
Naomi Klein, author of This Changes Everything and The Shock DoctrineThirty years ago, Bill McKibben wrote The End of Nature, the first book that alerted us to the dangers of climate change. Falter is a new call to arms, to save not only our planet but our very souls as well.Over tens of thousands of years, through the harnessing of nature, the development of civilization, and the application of new technologies, human beings have created the world we live in. But as McKibben points out in this provocative and sobering look at the world today, we are fast approaching a tipping point, putting into question the viability of humanity itself.McKibben argues that we have failed to recognize how individual actions often operated against our collective interest, and as a result we now face three daunting challenges - to adjust to a new life on a broken planet, to fight the hyper-individualism that now animates government and business; and to reverse the ways that technology is bleaching out the variety of human existence. He asks if we still retain the tools and social capital to fight these larger forces - and if we are willing to make the effort. Ver Descripción del producto