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The BC Reads! Selection Committee has selected for 2012-13:
Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future by Bill McKibben as our common book. The Library
Media Center invites you to read the book and join college-wide conversations
about its themes.
||Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future (2007) is written by one of the greatest environmental writers and activists in the United States, Bill McKibben. In Deep Economy, you will read about how our globalized economy has become addicted to the ideas of limitless economic growth and the endless consumption of goods. As McKibben defines it, a deep economy "cares less about quantity than quality and takes as its goal the production of human satisfaction as much as surplus material."
Deep Economy asserts that what we eat, what we drive, where we live and what we feel are all related to how we use or misuse the earth's resources. This powerful book will make you think about how you live your life every day and will challenge you to think about how you can make a difference in our world.
Copies of Deep Economy are available for checkout, in print and on eReader, from the LMC. Supplementary materials can be found on the Sustainability/BC Reads! Deep Economy LibGuide. And, as always, the LMC staff and librarians are available to assist anyone wanting to further research the issues brought up in Deep Economy.
BC Reads! Selection Committee:
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Wilma Dougherty/ Librarian (chair), Lee Buxton, Arline Davis, and Angela Hildre
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March 21, 2013