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Black Earth - How We Got Here

4.59  ·  Rating details ·  37 ratings  ·  11 reviews
It’s late September 2019 when a young astronomer working at the Haleakala Space Observatory, in Maui Hawaii, accidentally spots a black dot in the night sky that is occulting the stars that lie behind it. The Earth-sized black sphere is in our solar system and is calculated to be closely trailing Earth by only seventy-five million miles. And, is on the same eclipt
ebook, First, 383 pages
Published May 1st 2020 by Self
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Karen Cook
Jun 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow so much more than title reveals
While I never imagined being remotely interested in this genre of reading, I found it to be a wonderful
Collaboration of multiple genres from science fiction mystery romance and more! Thought provoking every page of the way. Look forward to more this author...
Jessica Lauryn
Jun 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Author Michael Cook took me on an exciting journey that served as a great escape from reality and also offered some intriguing insight. I'd love to read more from this author! ...more
Kristin Cook
May 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I was the first to proof this book, and I was so sad when it was over! I was left wanting more and not ready to let go of the characters I grew to love so much. This book has so many elements that make it a great read! It was very informative and relevant, and I immediately found myself drawn in. Michael, thank you for taking us on this incredible journey and for writing something that leaves us pondering about the world long after the story ends.
Kyle Shaver
Jun 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A gripping story of space exploration, family, and personal triumph. This book has something every type of reader can enjoy and relate to. Definitely word reading!
Richard Poirier
Oct 25, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good story

I liked the story. A little contrived but interesting. Not really science fiction as much as a cautionary tale of global warming.
Sep 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Absolutely amazing! I could not put it down after I started. It relates to daily life just enough to make the book believable. It is by far my new favorite book!
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Great read from front to back with a fantastic storyline. Highly recommend for anyone who is into space travel and sci-fi!
Diandra Fland dominguez
May 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Intriguing, definitely a must get!
Joshila Bhula
Jun 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Black Earth: How we got here is a must read book. It has a very interesting story line filled with lots of emotions, excitement, informational and filled with adventure. My favorite characters are Carrick and Erik and their relationship from the first time they met till the end.
Elina van der Toorn
I couldn't put down the book until I've read around half of it. It was interesting, engaging, and I couldn't wait to see what happens next. And then, suddenly, it became a bit boring. Explaining the same thing again and again, first Carrick, then Jordan. Same thing all over. I must admit, I started skipping some paragraphs in part that was involving Jordan. I didn't quite understand what were all those technicalities of his training needed for (maybe it's just me). And then, the story became emo ...more
Michael Cook
May 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Dear Reader, I am shamelessly leaving myself the first ever review of my new book. I want you to know that I, like many authors, have put my heart and soul into this book. But I also hired the science editor who is responsible for the award winning documentary, In the Shadow of the Moon (2007), Professor Christopher Riley; along with a literary editor that is an editor for the BBC in London and also worked for Vice Media, Jacqui Farnham.

I hope you enjoy this wonderful story of discovery, human o
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