The age of missing information

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Plume, May 6, 1993 - Family & Relationships - 261 pages
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After watching more than 1,700 hours of television--the one-day output of the Fairfax, Virginia, cable system--and spending a weekend in the woods, the author argues that television separates us from more significant sources of knowledge. Reprint.

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Dated but interesting. Read full review

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This is one of those books I make a point of reading every five years or so, as he does such a great job of explaining how mass media changes our perception of the world around us. Suddenly, it becomes really easy to see how Fox News spins the news-- and this was written before Fox existed. Read full review

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mckibben's The Age Of Missing Information
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About The Age of Missing Information, by Bill mckibben
The Age of Missing Information, a book about the effects of television and the media, by Bill mckibben.
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About the author (1993)

Bill McKibben grew up in Lexington, Massachusetts. He was president of the Harvard Crimson newspaper in college. Immediately after college he joined the New Yorker magazine as a staff writer, and wrote much of the "Talk of the Town" column from 1982 to early 1987. After quitting this job, he soon moved to the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York. His first book, The End of Nature, was published in 1989 by Random House after being serialized in the New Yorker. It is regarded as the first book for a general audience about climate change, and has been printed in more than 20 languages. Several editions have come out in the United States, including an updated version published in 2006. His next book, The Age of Missing Information, was published in 1992. It is an account of an experiment: McKibben collected everything that came across the 100 channels of cable tv on the Fairfax, Virginia system (at the time among the nation's largest) for a single day. He spent a year watching the 2,400 hours of videotape, and then compared it to a day spent on the mountaintop near his home. This book has been widely used in colleges and high schools, and was reissued in 2006. McKibben's latest book is entitled, Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet. Bill currently resides with his wife, writer Sue Halpern, and his daughter, Sophie in Ripton, Vermont. He is a scholar in residence at Middlebury College. 030