Fifty Degrees Below (Science in the Capitol #2)
Scientist Frank Vanderwal is working with the NSF (National Science Foundation) to brainstorm and implement workable solutions the the glob...more
The 2004 film "The Day After Tomorrow" projected an apocalyptic view of the consequences of global warming. it was great theater...more
I picked up this book early on a Sunday when I had a little b...more
All that being said, it still moves very slowly for a scientific thriller. There are lots of meetings at NSF and lots of characters musing over their decisions. The story focuses more on Frank, who I didn't much care for through the first book. He becomes a b...more
While I wouldn't characterize this book as exciting, I did enjoy it because--at this point--I am pretty invested in the characters. The main character, Frank, is a scientist who decides to try and live as paleolithic man onc...more
Robinson, award-winning author of the Mars trilogy, turns his attention away from space and toward Earth. Critics weren't too sure what to make of the second of this eco-thriller series. If it was a plea to take action to combat global warming, few were certain that Robinson saw "big science" as the obvious answer and suspected that he had something else up his sleeve for the third book. But readers won't miss the obvious point about global warming, government, technology, and science__though a...more
Where this is both a big win and a big loss is in the science. The action is centered at the top of the National Science Foundation and their efforts to get a grip on how the climate is changing and what mitigation strate...more
In the wake of the devastating flood that ended Forty Signs of Rain, global warming has stalled the Gulf Stream and ironically brought about global cooling: a winter that makes Washington D.C. feel like International Falls, Minnesota. Meanwhile, the Administration denies that anything is wrong and works to subvert science and the electorate.
Forty Signs of Rain too...more
Frank is a sociobiologist and scientist who works at NSF (National Science Fondatio...more
Forty Signs of Rain ended with a flash flood drowning most of Washington DC and leaving the main characters to fend for themselves, having to travel around by boat...more
Yep, it was Days of our Lives.
Come on Stan, you can do better than this.
His work delves into ecological and sociological themes regularly, and many of his novels appear to be the direct result of his own scientific fascinations, such as the 15 years of research and lifelong fascination with Mars which culminated in his most famous work. He has, due to his...more