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Green Earth (The Science in the Capital) Paperback – Abridged, November 3, 2015
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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
About the Author
Kim Stanley Robinson is a winner of the Hugo, Nebula, and Locus awards. He is the author of more than twenty books, including the bestselling Mars trilogy and the critically acclaimed Forty Signs of Rain, Fifty Degrees Below, Sixty Days and Counting, The Years of Rice and Salt, and Galileo’s Dream. In 2008 he was named one of Time magazine’s “Heroes of the Environment.” He serves on the board of the Sierra Nevada Research Institute. He lives in Davis, California.
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Robinson's tongue in cheek gambit to bring the Neanderthal into present time -- living in the wild with all its social context as well as challenge -- is so effortlessly done and does indeed make you think? Well, what if I did that? I have wanted to do that -- what college student worth his salt has not at one time or another not gone out to sleep in the forest or in the trees in order to hear the birds sing just before dawn?)
Balancing scientific skepticism and Neanderthal physicality with Buddhist spirituality -- damn, well done.
I don't know if Mr. Robinson does all his own research, but whoever does it, does a good job.
This is worth the read. It is slow, but involving. You do come to care for the characters including the small ones that (in this case) just run through the scene and out the other side.
Thank you, Mr. Robinson.
If you have already read the older series, I still encourage you to read this book. It does not go into depth about Antarctica, but focuses on Frank and Charlie in DC. The content seems so much more telling in this current D.C. Atmosphere of denying climate change. This effort really seemed fresh and exciting. I am glad that Robinson made the effort to revisit this series.
It astounded me that the author is able to devote numerous chapters to detail the science so essential to the fictional story. As this is a fictitious account the election of an environmentaly oriented president who is willing to take appropriate actions to influence the planets health
diverges from our current path, but hopefully that will change. If you are at all interested in climate science please read this and enjoy.