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The Resource Green earth, Kim Stanley Robinson

Green earth, Kim Stanley Robinson

Label
Green earth
Title
Green earth
Statement of responsibility
Kim Stanley Robinson
Title variation
  • 40 signs of rain
  • Green earth
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Language
eng
Summary
"The landmark trilogy of cutting-edge science, international politics, and the real-life ramifications of climate change--updated and abridged into a single novel. More than a decade ago, bestselling author Kim Stanley Robinson began a groundbreaking series of near-future eco-thrillers--Forty Signs of Rain, Fifty Degrees Below, and Sixty Days and Counting--that grew increasingly urgent and vital as global warming continued unchecked. Now, condensed into one volume and updated with the latest research, this sweeping trilogy gains new life as Green Earth, a chillingly realistic novel that plunges readers into great floods, a modern Ice Age, and the political fight for all our lives. The Arctic ice pack averaged thirty feet thick in midwinter when it was first measured in the 1950s. By the end of the century it was down to fifteen. One August the ice broke. The next year the breakup started in July. The third year it began in May. That was last year. It's a muggy summer in Washington, D.C., as Senate environmental staffer Charlie Quibler and his scientist wife, Anna, work to call attention to the growing crisis of global warming. But as they fight to align the extraordinary march of modern technology with the awesome forces of nature, fate puts an unusual twist on their efforts--one that will pit science against politics in the heart of the coming storm. Praise for the Science in the Capital trilogy. "Perhaps it's no coincidence that one of our most visionary hard sci-fi writers is also a profoundly good nature writer--all the better to tell us what it is we have to lose."--Los Angeles Times. "An unforgettable demonstration of what can go wrong when an ecological balance is upset."--The New York Times Book Review. "Absorbing and convincing."--Nature"--
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Environmental aide Charlie Quibler is frustrated in his attempts to prove to the government that global warming has reached cataclysmic levels, a situation that is complicated when a promising technology is exploited for private interests
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Award
School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 2004.
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120637
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Robinson, Kim Stanley
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
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970
Literary form
novels
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  • Robinson, Kim Stanley
  • Robinson, Kim Stanley
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True
Series statement
Capital code trilogy
Series volume
0001
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  • Global warming
  • FICTION / Science Fiction / General
  • FICTION / Technological
  • Global warming
Target audience
adult
Label
Green earth, Kim Stanley Robinson
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Publication
Note
The science in the capital trilogy
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Forty Signs of Rain -- Fifty Degrees Below -- Sixty Days and Counting
Control code
ocn913957639
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Revised edition.
Extent
xvi, 1069 pages
Isbn
9781101964835
Lccn
2015026927
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)913957639
Label
Green earth, Kim Stanley Robinson
Publication
Note
The science in the capital trilogy
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Forty Signs of Rain -- Fifty Degrees Below -- Sixty Days and Counting
Control code
ocn913957639
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Revised edition.
Extent
xvi, 1069 pages
Isbn
9781101964835
Lccn
2015026927
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)913957639

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