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A secret no one dared whisperů


Fifty Degrees Below by Kim Stanley Robinson

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Also by Kim Stanley Robinson:

The Ministry for the Future, October 2020
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Three Californias, February 2020
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Shaman, September 2013
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2312, June 2012
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The Best Of Kim Stanley Robinson, August 2010
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Sixty Days and Counting, November 2007
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Fifty Degrees Below, October 2005
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Forty Signs of Rain, August 2005
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Fifty Degrees Below
Kim Stanley Robinson

Bantam
October 2005
416 pages
ISBN: 0553803123
Hardcover
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Science Fiction

Bestselling, award-winning, author Kim Stanley Robinson continues his groundbreaking trilogy of eco-thrillers├»┬┐┬Żand propels us deeper into the awesome whirlwind of climatic change. Set in our nation├»┬┐┬Żs capital, here is a chillingly realistic tale of people caught in the collision of science, technology, and the consequences of global warming├»┬┐┬Żwhich could trigger another phenomenon: abrupt climate change, resulting in temperatures...

When the storm got bad, scientist Frank Vanderwal was at work, formalizing his return to the National Science Foundation for another year. He├»┬┐┬Żd left the building just in time to help sandbag at Arlington Cemetery. Now that the torrent was over, large chunks of San Diego had eroded into the sea, and D.C. was underwater.

Shallow lakes occupied the most famous parts of the city. Reagan Airport was awash and the Potomac had spilled beyond its banks. Rescue boats dotted the saturated cityscape. Everything Frank and his colleagues in the halls of science and politics feared had culminated in this massive disaster. And now the world looked to them to fix it.

Whatever Frank can do, now that he is homeless, he├»┬┐┬Żll have to do from his car. He├»┬┐┬Żs not averse to sleeping outdoors. Years of research have made him hyperaware of his status as just another primate. That plus his encounter with a Tibetan Buddhist has left him resolved to live a more authentic life.

Hopefully, this will prepare him for whatever is to come....

For even as D.C. bails out from the flood, a more extreme climate change looms. With the melting of the polar ice caps shutting down the warm waters of the Gulf Stream, another Ice Age could be imminent. The last time it happened, eleven thousand years ago, it took just three years to start.

Once again Kim Stanley Robinson uses his remarkable vision, trademark wry wit, and extraordinary insight into the complexity between man and nature to take us to the brink of disaster├»┬┐┬Żand slightly beyond.

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All Things Considered - January 28, 2006

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