Bill McKibben really, really doesn't like television. To find out just how much is stolen from our lives by watching TV, he experimented by watching 24 hours of programming on all of the 93 channels available in Fairfax Virginia. Then to compare what he had missed, he spent 24 hours on top of an Adirondack mountain, watching insects, birds and trees. He compared the information he gathered from each of those experiences. That is this book.
In my case, he was preaching to the converted, so I wholeheartedly agreed with his conclusions. It's worth mentioning that he wrote this book 15 years ago, and he was talking about carbon in the atmosphere (obviously not too many people were listening)and he was right about that, too.