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


In Oil and Honey (Times Books, $26), Bill McKibben describes his personal transformation from writer and environmentalist to environmental activist. He narrates his journey to the leadership of the movement to stop the Keystone XL pipeline, which just this past February organized the largest climate rally in U.S. history. The book also tells the story of McKibben’s equally impactful foray into beekeeping. A passionate lover of nature, McKibben draws lessons from these creatures that have both moral and philosophical relevance to the environmental movement. It is this connection to the land that fuels the author’s fire and vigor as an activist. After reading about his journey, any reader would willingly act alongside him.

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ISBN: 9781250048714
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - July 29th, 2014

With a Mighty Hand: The Story in the Torah - Amy Ehrlich, Daniel Nevins

Amy Ehrlich’s With a Mighty Hand (Candlewick, $29.99) tells the story of the Torah in clear, simple prose. Yet her writing also leaves space for the mystery and wonder of these ancient texts that have informed so much of Judaism and Christianity. Ehrlich’s text is deeply informed by the many translations of the Torah, and she has carefully chosen significant episodes to create a narrative from the myriad stories it tells. What makes this volume truly special, however, are Daniel Nevins’s incredible illustrations. His drawings are evocative and beautiful renderings that, like Ehrlich’s words, leave the reader room for interpretation. Presented poetically and artfully contextualized, With a Mighty Hand is both an accessible introduction to the ancient text and a creative reinterpretation for the educated Torah-reader. All ages. IR
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By Amy Ehrlich, Daniel Nevins (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780763643959
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Published: Candlewick - August 27th, 2013

Science Ink - Carl Zimmer, Mary Roach

As the name would suggest, Science Ink compiles photos and stories of math and science-inspired tattoos, and the people who choose to get them emblazoned on their bodies. This beautiful volume includes full color photos of the simple and the complex. From atoms, to equations, to a mural of evolution, the creativity of the science and math-obsessed is on full display here. Alongside the spellbinding photos are the stories of the subjects, explaining concepts and why they are so personally important to their wearers. This book is a must-have for any hip STEM nerd.