Forty signs of rain: Science in the Capital Trilogy, Book 1
Level 6.7, 17 Points
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|Grouping Title||forty signs of rain|
|Grouping Author||robinson kim stanley|
|Last Grouping Update||2018-11-18 23:28:41PM|
|Last Indexed||2018-11-19 00:22:21AM|
|author||Kim Stanley Robinson|
|author_display||Robinson, Kim Stanley|
|available_at_catalog||Annex, Main Kids, Main Library|
|detailed_location_catalog||Annex - Adult Fiction, Main Library - Adult Fiction|
The bestselling author of the classic Mars trilogy and The Years of Rice and Salt presents a riveting new trilogy of cutting-edge science, international politics, and the real-life ramifications of global warming as they are played out in our nation's capital—and in the daily lives of those at the center of the action. Hauntingly yet humorously realistic, here is a novel of the near future that is inspired by scientific facts already making headlines.
When the Arctic ice pack was first measured in the 1950s, it averaged thirty feet thick in midwinter. By the end of the century it was down to fifteen. One August the ice broke.
The next year the breakup started in July. The third year it began in May.
That was last year.
It's a muggy summer in Washington, D.C., as Senate environmental staffer Charlie Quibler and his scientist wife, Anna, work to call attention to the growing crisis of global warming. But as these everyday heroes fight to align the awesome forces of nature with the extraordinary march of technology, fate puts an unusual twist on their efforts—one that will place them at the heart of an unavoidable storm.
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|owning_library_catalog||Nashville Public Library|
|owning_location_catalog||Annex, Main Kids, Main Library|
|record_details||ils:CARL0000220219|Book|Books||English|Bantam Books,|2004.|358 p. ; 25 cm., overdrive:ac7c30fa-3fe4-419c-b64a-993e26e612a7|eBook|eBook||English|Random House Publishing Group|2004||
|series||Capital code trilogy|
|series_with_volume||Capital code trilogy|1|
|subject_facet||Business intelligence -- Fiction, Legislators -- Fiction, Scientists -- Fiction, Washington (D.C.) -- Fiction|
|title_display||Forty signs of rain|
|title_full||Forty Signs of Rain Science in the Capital Trilogy, Book 1, Forty signs of rain / Kim Stanley Robinson|
|title_short||Forty signs of rain|
|title_sub||Science in the Capital Trilogy, Book 1|
|topic_facet||Business intelligence, Fiction, Legislators, Science Fiction, Scientists, Thriller|