By Kim Stanley Robinson
Kim Stanley Robinson - Fifty levels Below
Science within the Capital Trilogy, e-book 2
Bestselling, award-winning, writer Kim Stanley Robinson keeps his groundbreaking trilogy of eco-thrillers--and propels us deeper into the amazing whirlwind of climatic swap. Set in our nation's capital, here's a chillingly lifelike story of individuals stuck within the collision of technological know-how, know-how, and the implications of worldwide warming--which might set off one other phenomenon: abrupt weather swap, leading to temperatures...
When the hurricane acquired undesirable, scientist Frank Vanderwal was once at paintings, formalizing his go back to the nationwide technology origin for one more yr. He'd left the construction simply in time to aid sandbag at Arlington Cemetery. Now that the torrent used to be over, huge chunks of San Diego had eroded into the ocean, and D.C. used to be underwater.
Shallow lakes occupied the main recognized elements of the town. Reagan Airport was once awash and the Potomac had spilled past its banks. Rescue boats dotted the saturated cityscape. every thing Frank and his colleagues within the halls of technological know-how and politics feared had culminated during this significant catastrophe. And now the area regarded to them to mend it.
Whatever Frank can do, now that he's homeless, he'll need to do from his automobile. He's now not averse to dozing outside. Years of analysis have made him hyperaware of his prestige as simply one other primate. That plus his come across with a Tibetan Buddhist has left him resolved to reside a extra genuine life.
Hopefully, this can organize him for no matter what is to come....
For whilst D.C. bails out from the flood, a extra severe weather swap looms. With the melting of the polar ice caps shutting down the nice and cozy waters of the Gulf flow, one other Ice Age will be drawing close. The final time it occurred, 11 thousand years in the past, it took simply 3 years to start.
Once back Kim Stanley Robinson makes use of his impressive imaginative and prescient, trademark wry wit, and striking perception into the complexity among guy and nature to take us to the threshold of disaster--and somewhat beyond.
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