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State of Fear | Paperback

Author: Michael Crichton | Format: Paperback

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  An action packed climate change novel...surely not!

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This book really does look at the issue of global warming in an action-packed way. The book is set to the background of an upcoming conference held by an evnironmental charity on abrupt global warming and follows the lives of a series of individuals who are connected to this charity as their lives are literally turned upside-down by a series of connected events.

It should be noted that if you are a firm believer in the process of human-induced climate change then this book might not be for you. The premise for the book is to fight against the scare-mongering that is advocated by some environmentalists. In order to do this, you may think that the book may be dry and uneventful. However, it really is action-packed from the offing and the science is very readable and the footnotes given with references can easily be ingnored without spoiling the flow of the book.

I really would recommend this book. I took it on holiday and read it in a day by the pool. It really is gripping, highly addictive and thoroughly readable.

  A fantastic and important novel

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This is an amazingly well researched novel; the story is brilliant and contains genuine compelling evidence against 'man-made' global warming. The book is essentially Crichton's attack on 'the march of unreason' (as the, equally brilliant, Dick Taverne would put it).

Along the way the narrative of the book exposes (backed up by scientific research - all fully referenced I might add) many of the 'truths' we're fed via the media & eco-fundamentals to be no more than wilful fabrications and woeful manipulation of data.

It makes for an amazingly thought provoking and enjoyable read.

  my first crichton book

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brilliant. This is everything you expect from a book it was both entertaining and informative as well as thought provoking.