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Product Details

  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Synergy Books (February 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1933538996
  • ISBN-13: 978-1933538990
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.8 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,422,496 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"The Ovum Factor is an artful combination of philosophical reflection, human humility and, of course, much adventure...a fascinating book that deserves to be read by many." -- Professor Yakov Rabkin, author, historian (Canada)

"The story strands in The Ovum Factor pull together successfully. The sense of place is wonderful and the characters are well depicted. The 'hero' completes both an actual and metaphysical journey, which is emotionally satisfying for the reader...plus the science is very interesting and credible." -- Eleanor McKenzie, author, editor (United Kingdom & Spain)

About the Author

For fifteen years, Marvin Zimmerman has been publisher and editor of INMR Quarterly Review, a worldwide publication in the field of electrical energy. He lives with his wife and son in Montreal, Canada.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By G. S. Foster on April 22, 2008
Format: Paperback
I just finished devouring THE OVUM FACTOR by MARVIN L. ZIMMERMAN and it was absolutely fantastic!!! It could be subtitled: Indiana Jones discovers the Celestine Prophecy but that would be giving away too much of the book. I LOVED THIS BOOK!!! It's been a long time since I read a book where I lost track of time and THE OVUM FACTOR did it!!! I appreciated his straight way of telling his story without all the usual embellishments of adjectives and similes that most new writers like to employ to show that they know how to write. Marvin Zimmerman writes in such a way as to get those pages turning fast....while challenging you to want to know more, more, more.....and he tells you....he educates you without being preachy. He's such a smooth writer.....classy, elegant, very visual with his words

His eco-thriller became a love story that became a spiritual journey into the Amazon with phenomenal cliff-hanging chapter endings! The high level of suspense is also something that he managed to sustain throughout the book without lagging at all at any point. He created some amazingly memorable characters (David, Steinmetz, Galileo, the Jesuit, Emily, etc.) but none so delightful as the ever so talented Horace.....I'm truly hoping for a sequel for this book to find out more about Horace! I loved the scene in the Musee D'Orsay when Horace saw tapestry for the first time.

It's interesting how science and medicine of today is looking back into the tried and tested remedies of the Amazon for 'cures'.
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By K. Hamrick on April 30, 2008
Format: Paperback
Found the background information concerning eco-issues to be interesting and informative. Really enjoyed the trip thru the Amazon and the eye-opening data. Did enjoy the read and appreciate the opportunity to participate in the sharing of a new authors work. Wasn't blown away. Couldn't really connect with any of the characters for more than a few pages at a time. Will be looking for the next piece from this author. Kathleen
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