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Beavan, Colin

Works: 16 works in 36 publications in 6 languages and 3,338 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Biography  Personal narratives  Environmental films  History  Biographical films  Nonfiction films  Science films  Social problem films  Guidebooks 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Producer, Narrator
Classifications: TD171.7, 363.258
Publication Timeline
Publications about Colin Beavan
Publications by Colin Beavan
Most widely held works by Colin Beavan
No impact man ( visu )
3 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 846 libraries worldwide
Colin Beavan is a New York City writer and self-proclaimed liberal. He has big plans for his new book. He decides on a grand experiment: to live one year with as little impact on the environment as possible. The problem is, the project requires his wife Michelle, an espresso-guzzling, Prada-worshipping business writer, and their young daughter to be fully on board. The family embarks on a year of no electricity, television, cars, toilet paper, elevators, or newspapers
Operation Jedburgh : D-Day and America's first shadow war by Colin Beavan( Book )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 513 libraries worldwide
Dramatically details the efforts of a secret partnership between Allied soldiers and the French Resistance through which they waged an effective guerilla campaign against Germany
How to be alive : a guide to the kind of happiness that helps the world by Colin Beavan( Book )
4 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 317 libraries worldwide
Presents a guide to living a meaningful and fulfilling life in service to one's community and the environment, drawing on inspiration from classic literature, philosophy, and modern science while outlining specific lifestyle-change recommendations
No impact man : the adventures of a guilty liberal who attempts to save the planet, and the discoveries he makes about himself and our way of life in the process by Colin Beavan( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in Dutch and held by 67 libraries worldwide
Persoonlijk verslag van een New Yorker die samen met zijn gezin probeert zo klimaatneutraal mogelijk te leven
How to be alive : a guide to the kind of happiness that helps the world by Colin Beavan( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 47 libraries worldwide
When Colin Beavan embarked upon a yearlong experiment to lead a zero net-impact existence in the middle of New York City, he had no idea what a profound effect it would have upon himself and others around him. For Colin, the project, chronicled in a book, a documentary, and an ongoing lecture series, formed the basis of a radical 'lifestyle redesign' that reached beyond just environmental activism. And, in the course of his travels and lectures, he encountered scores of people who were similarly breaking from traditional ideas about work, home, and even family in order to take their futures, and the planet's, in their own hands. In the process they made a startling discovery, a happier way of life that is also having a deeply positive impact on the world
Occupy love ( visu )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 23 libraries worldwide
"Occupy Love explores the growing realization that the dominant system of power is failing to provide us with health, happiness or meaning. The old paradigm that concentrates wealth, founded on the greed of the few, is causing economic and ecological collapse. The resulting crisis has become the catalyst for a profound awakening: millions of people are deciding that enough is enough - the time has come to create a new world, a world that works for all life. The film connects the dots in this era of rapidly evolving social change, featuring captivating insider scenes from the Egyptian Revolution, the Indignado uprising in Spain, Occupy Wall Street in New York, Indigenous activists at the Alberta Tar Sands, the climate justice movement, and beyond. Woven throughout the action oriented backbone of the film is a deep exploration of public love, and compelling stories of an emerging new paradigm. It features some of the world's key visionaries on alternative systems of economics, sustainability, and empathy, including Naomi Klein, Bill McKibben, Jeremy Rifkin, bell hooks and Charles Eisenstein."
Surviving progress by Mathieu Roy( visu )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
"Librement inspiré du best-seller de Ronald Wright, Brève histoire du progrès, "Survivre au progrès"adopte une approche innovatrice en racontant comment notre civilisation mondiale répète, à plus grande échelle, les erreurs du passé. Ce film nous démontre à quel point l'humanité est myope et manque de perspective à long terme et rappelle que c'est du passé que l'homme peut tirer des leçons pour le futur. En radiographiant le sort des grandes civilisations disparues, nous découvrirons une similarité entre les erreurs du passé et le rythme actuel de la surexploitation de nos ressources. La chute des civilisations anciennes nous laisse-t-elle présager que notre avenir n'a rien de prometteur ? L'ingéniosité et la technologie sont-elles suffisantes pour nous sortir de ce qui semble être une crise planétaire? Ce film s'inscrit tout à fait dans le 21e siècle et traite de sujets qui touchent tous les terriens !". (Source : jaquette)
Operazione Jedburgh : la missione segreta che salvò la Resistenza francese by Colin Beavan( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in Italian and held by 7 libraries worldwide
How to Be Alive : No Impact Man's Guide to a High Impact Life by Colin Beavan( Book )
1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Deeply concerned about the environment, Colin Beavan went on a year-long experiment to lead a zero net-impact existence in the middle of New York City. The project went far beyond the typical 'reduce, reuse, recycle' credo and had a profound effect on Colin and those around him, in the process prompting what he came to refer to as a 'lifestyle redesign.' His project, chronicled in a book, a documentary, and an ongoing lecture series, has provoked and inspired tens of thousands of people. He shares his own experiences alongside those of the many people he has met along his journey who have discovered thousands of transformational lifestyle adjustments - small and large - that offer both security and meaning in a world confronted by ecological disaster, failing economies, war and social injustice. In the process, he helps readers embark on the quest for a 'good life' of their own lives - both better for them and the world. Print run 75,000
Colin Beavan Operation Jedburgh ( visu )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Presentation by Colin Beavan about his new book, Operation Jedburgh : D-Day and America's First Shadow War (OCLC# 62290671)
Jedburgh-művelet : a D-nap és Amerika első titkos háborúja by Colin Beavan( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in Hungarian and held by 1 library worldwide
Colin Beavan: Fingerprints (Hyperion) ( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2001 in No Linguistic Content and held by 1 library worldwide
Nowadays, dusting for fingerprints after a crime seems like common sense. But in 1905, when a double murder was solved from a single bloody print, it was a mind-boggling police breakthrough. The history of the fingerprint as criminal evidence
How to be alive no impact man's guide to a high impact life by Colin Beavan( file )
1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Fingerprints : the origins of crime detection and the murder case that launched forensic science by Colin Beavan( Book )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and Japanese and held by 1 library worldwide
This is a fascinating story of a scientific breakthrough that solved one of the most brutal murders in England's history and forever changed the criminal justice system. "Fingerprints" traces fingerprinting to its present-day applications and illustrates why the unique tracks we leave with our fingers continue to be one of the most important means of identifying criminals
Zhi wen duan an xian dai xing zhen ke xue de xing qi by Colin Beavan( file )
1 edition published in 2003 in Chinese and held by 0 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Colin Beavan Amerikaans schrijver
Colin Beavan Environmentalist blogger
Colin Beavan US-amerikanischer Sachbuch-Autor und Blogger
ビーヴァン, コリン
English (30)
Japanese (1)
Chinese (1)
Hungarian (1)
Italian (1)
Dutch (1)
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