State of Fear

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Harper Collins, Oct 25, 2005 - Fiction - 672 pages
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In Paris, a graduate student in a secret laboratory reveals a powerful new technology to a beautiful and mysterious woman. A few hours later, the student is drugged and dumped in a river. Radical environmental terrorists are launching a fanatical campaign--and the very future of the world they seek to protect may be at stake. Only MIT scientist and federal agent John Kenner can stop the deadly plot before the terrifying consequences are realized--and millions die.

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Ending could have been better. - Goodreads
The plot was also quite predictable. - Goodreads
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Thought-provoking, controversial, action-packed, suspenseful, well-researched, outrageous, perhaps a science-fiction, as well as fictional science book? The plot:A lawyer represents a wealthy client ... Read full review

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started good. fell apart. preachy and boring Read full review

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Page ix - Mississippi will be only a mile and threequarters long, and Cairo and New Orleans will have joined their streets together, and be plodding comfortably along under a single mayor and a mutual board of aldermen. There is something fascinating about science. One gets such wholesale returns of conjecture out of such a trifling investment of fact.
Page 215 - Doran, PT, Priscu JC, Lyons, WB, Walsh, JE, Fountain, AG, McKnight, DM, Moorhead, DL, Virginia, RA, Wall, DH, Clow, GD, Fritsen, CH, McKay, CP and Parsons, AN (2002) Antarctic climate cooling and terrestrial ecosystem response.
Page 273 - The forcings that drive long-term climate change are not known with an accuracy sufficient to define future climate change.
Page 468 - Overall, there is no evidence that extreme weather events, or climate variability, has increased, in a global sense, through the 20th century, although data and analyses are poor and not comprehensive.
Page 499 - The 1990s began with the collapse of the Soviet empire and the end of the Cold War...
Page 274 - Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Climate Change 2001: The Scientific Basis (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2001), pp. 223-34. 13. Losses due to natural disasters from UN Environment Programme (UNEP), "Financial Sector, Governments, and Business Must Act on Climate Change or Face the Consequences...
Page 468 - ... extra-tropical storm intensity and frequency are dominated by inter-decadal to multi-decadal variations, with no significant trends evident over the 20th century. Conflicting analyses make it difficult to draw definitive conclusions about changes in storm activity, especially in the extra-tropics. No systematic changes in the frequency of tornadoes, thunder days, or hail events are evident in the limited areas analysed.
Page 464 - In recent years biologists have come to recognize just how little we know about the organisms with which we share the planet Earth. In particular, attempts to determine how many species there are in total have been surprisingly fruitless.

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Michael Crichton has sold over 200 million books, which have been translated into thirty-eight languages; thirteen of his books have been made into films. Also known as a filmmaker and the creator of ER, he remains the only writer to have had the number one book, movie, and TV show simultaneously. At the time of his death in 2008, Crichton was well into the writing of Micro; Richard Preston was selected to complete the novel.

Richard Preston is the internationally bestselling author of eight books, including The Hot Zone and The Wild Trees. He is a regular contributor to The New Yorker. He lives with his wife and three children near Princeton, New Jersey.

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