Penguin rush releases Extinction Rebellion handbook

News - Books Thursday, 13 June 2019

Pub date brought forward in wake of protests blocking London roads over Easter; print books sustainably, ER tells publishing industry

This Is Not A Drill: An Extinction Rebellion Handbook is published by Penguin today, with the book printed on 100% recycled paper. The jacket (pictured) includes a prone penguin, indicating the incipient threat of climate change.

According to Extinction Rebellion: 'The book is a practical guide for rebels which talks about the grave truth about the Climate and Ecological Crisis and how we can all take action to combat it

'It includes contributions from people on the front lines of the climate crisis, as well as activists, academics and politicians such as Vandana Shiva, Clive Lewis MP, Caroline Lucas MP and former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams. The book is edited by activists Clare Farrell, Alison Green, Sam Knights, and William Skeaping.

'Split into two halves - Tell the Truth and Act Now - the book is filled with helpful information for emerging rebels who seek the truth about the Climate and Ecological Emergency we are in, while giving guidance on how they can take action to combat it. Following the success of Extinction Rebellion’s International Rebellion in April, the book features stories and images from the protests, with sections titled Movement Building, Going to jai’ and The time is now.'

The book will launch today with an event at Foyles which has sold out.

According to ER: 'Penguin have also agreed for members of Extinction Rebellion to come in and give their staff members a talk on the climate and ecological emergency. Board directors are to meet with activists later in the month to discuss how Penguin can lead the industry in tackling climate change. Extinction Rebellion is urging publishers to declare a state of climate emergency and to start printing all books in a sustainable way.'

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