State of Fear

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In Tokyo, in Los Angeles, in Antarctica, in the Solomon Islands . . . an intelligence agent races to put all the pieces together to prevent a global catastrophe.

Ha scritto il 11/08/13
Mai deluso da questo grande scrittore. Un testo di circa 700 pagine che scorreva rapidamente tra le dita.Tema di grande attualita', da leggere a mente aperta e libera da pregiudizi.Personaggi accattivanti, continui colpi di scena con un finale che ...Continua
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Ha scritto il 27/04/10
it was good for what it was. it does give you a whole new view on world issues though, especially the environment and global warming. worth it, if you've got the time.
Ha scritto il 12/10/09
A typical thriller which was only mediocre. There are two reasons I didn't give up on it. It was interesting to see viewpoints against the concept of global warming and I was on holiday and only had one other book with me to read and knew that I ...Continua
Ha scritto il 07/07/09
Read in Pristina. Fair challenge for the critical thinker.
Ha scritto il 02/12/08
While I appreciate Crichton citing the research and trying to defend a skeptical position on global warming, the book came across as entirely too preachy without enough plot or drama to hold together as a novel.

Ha scritto il Oct 28, 2007, 14:28
Let’s remember where we live, [...]. We live on the third planet from a medium-size sun. Our planet is five billion years old, and it has been changing constantly all during that time. The Earth is now on its third atmosphere.The first atmosphere
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Ha scritto il Oct 28, 2007, 14:26
"[...] There is no question that village life is best and ecologically soundest. Frankly, I think everyone in the world should live that way. And certainly, we should not be encouraging village people to industrialize. That’s the
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Ha scritto il Oct 28, 2007, 14:24
“Banning DDT.”“Arguably the greatest tragedy of the twentieth century. DDT was the best agent against mosquitoes, and despite the rhetoric there was nothing anywhere near as good or as safe. Since the ban, two million people a year have died
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Ha scritto il Oct 28, 2007, 14:21
“Has it ever occurred to you how astonishing the culture of Western society really is? Industrialized nations provide their citizens with unprecedented safety, health, and comfort. Average life spans increased fifty percent in the last century.
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Ha scritto il Oct 28, 2007, 14:18
“[...] it was widely accepted in 1960 that there is something called ‘the balance of nature.’ If you just left nature alone it would come into a self-maintaining state of balance. Lovely idea with a long pedigree. The Greeks believed it three ...Continua
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