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Book Title: The Comforting Whirlwind: God, Job, and the Scale of Creation|
Date of issue: August 25th 2005
ISBN 13: 9781561012343
The author of the book: Bill McKibben
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 38.15 MB
Edition: Cowley Publications
Read full description of the books The Comforting Whirlwind: God, Job, and the Scale of Creation:In The Comforting Whirlwind, acclaimed environmentalist and writer Bill McKibben turns to the biblical book of Job and its awesome depiction of creation to demonstrate our need to embrace a bold new paradigm for living if we hope to reverse the current trend of ecological destruction. With reference to the consequences of our poorly considered and self-centered environmental practices global warming, ozone degradation, deforestation McKibben combines modern science and timeless biblical wisdom to make the case that growth and economic progress are not only undesirable but deadly. If we continue to accelerate the pace of development, we will inevitably complete the decreation of our planet and everything on it, including ourselves. In his signature lyrical prose, and using Stephen Mitchell s powerful translation of Job, McKibben calls readers to truly appreciate both the majesty of creation and humanity s rightful and responsible place in it."
Read information about the authorBill McKibben is the author of Eaarth, The End of Nature, Deep Economy, Enough, Fight Global Warming Now, The Bill McKibben Reader, and numerous other books. He is the founder of the environmental organizations Step It Up and 350.org, and was among the first to warn of the dangers of global warming. In 2010 The Boston Globe called him "probably the nation's leading environmentalist," and Time magazine has called him "the world's best green journalist." He studied at Harvard, and started his writing career as a staff writer at The New Yorker. The End of Nature, his first book, was published in 1989 and was regarded as the first book on climate change for a general audience. He is a frequent contributor to magazines and newspapers including The New York Times, The Atlantic Monthly, Harper's, Orion Magazine, Mother Jones, The New York Review of Books, Granta, Rolling Stone, and Outside. He has been awarded Guggenheim Fellowship and won the Lannan Prize for nonfiction writing in 2000. He is a scholar in residence at Middlebury College and lives in Vermont with his wife, the writer Sue Halpern, and their daughter.
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