Sixty Days and Counting

Price:$7.99
Add to Cart

Sixty Days and Counting: Kim Stanley Robinson: 9780553585827: Amazon.com: Books

Book Description:

October 30, 2007
By the time Phil Chase is elected president, the world’s climate is far on its way to irreversible change. Food scarcity, housing shortages, diminishing medical care, and vanishing species are just some of the consequences. The erratic winter the Washington, D.C., area is experiencing is another grim reminder of a global weather pattern gone haywire: bone-chilling cold one day, balmy weather the next.

But the president-elect remains optimistic and doesn’t intend to give up without a fight. A maverick in every sense of the word, Chase starts organizing the most ambitious plan to save the world from disaster since FDR–and assembling a team of top scientists and advisers to implement it.

For Charlie Quibler, this means reentering the political fray full-time and giving up full-time care of his young son, Joe. For Frank Vanderwal, hampered by a brain injury, it means trying to protect the woman he loves from a vengeful ex and a rogue “black ops” agency not even the president can control–a task for which neither Frank’s work at the National Science Foundation nor his study of Tibetan Buddhism can prepare him.

In a world where time is running out as quickly as its natural resources, where surveillance is almost total and freedom nearly nonexistent, the forecast for the Chase administration looks darker each passing day. For as the last–and most terrible–of natural disasters looms on the horizon, it will take a miracle to stop the clock . . . the kind of miracle that only dedicated men and women can bring about.


From the Hardcover edition.
Price:$7.99
Add to Cart

Product Details:

  • Mass Market Paperback: 560 pages
  • Publisher: Spectra; Reprint edition (October 30, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0553585827
  • ISBN-13: 978-0553585827
  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 1.2 x 6.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)

Johannes,: A novelJohannes,: A novel
...
Add to Cart
The Beauty Of Spiritual LanguageThe Beauty Of Spiritual Language
Publication Date: July 10, 1996There are few other topics on which Christians are so divided. And a large majority of believers are unclear about what spiritual language really means. This is a balanced, biblical approach for anyone wanting to make an honest inquiry into the nature of speaking in tongues. Hayford debunks common myths surrounding the practice of tongues and shares with readers the beauty and the order of spiritual language that he has discovered during his times of private communion with God. ...
Add to Cart
American PastoralAmerican Pastoral
Release Date: February 3, 1998| Series: Vintage International As the American century draws to an uneasy close, Philip Roth gives us a novel of unqualified greatness that is an elegy for all our century's promises of prosperity, civic order,and domestic bliss. Roth's protagonist is Swede Levov, a legendary athlete at his Newark high school, who grows up in the booming postwar years to marry a former Miss New Jersey, inherit his father's glove factory, and move into a stone house in the idyllic hamlet of Old Rimrock. And then one day in 1968, Swede's beautiful American luck deserts him.For Sw...
Add to Cart
The World of Myth: An AnthologyThe World of Myth: An Anthology
Publication Date: February 27, 1992| ISBN-10: 0195074750 | ISBN-13: 978-0195074758| Edition: Reprint Hercules, Zeus, Thor, Gilgamesh--these are the figures that leap to mind when we think of myth. But to David Leeming, myths are more than stories of deities and fantastic beings from non-Christian cultures. Myth is at once the most particular and the most universal feature of civilization, representing common concerns that each society voices in its own idiom. Whether an Egyptian story of creation or the big-bang theory of modern physics, myth is metaphor, mirroring our deepest sense of o...
Add to Cart
Dreams, Myths and Fairy Tales in JapanDreams, Myths and Fairy Tales in Japan
Publication Date: September 1, 1995Addresses Japanese culture insightfully, exploring the depths of the psyche from both Eastern and Western perspectives, an endeavor the author is uniquely suited to undertake. The present volume is based upon five lectures originally delivered at the prestigious round-table Eranos Conferences in Ascona, Switzerland. Readers interested in Japanese myth and religion, comparative cultural studies, depth psychology or clinical psychology will all find Professor Kawai’s offerings to be remarkably insightful while at the same time practical for their own da...
Add to Cart
100 Men's Stage Monologues from the 1980's (Monologue Audition Series)100 Men's Stage Monologues from the 1980's (Monologue Audition Series)
Publication Date: August 1991| ISBN-10: 0962272248 | ISBN-13: 978-0962272240| Edition: 1st The comprehensive monologue book for men from the brilliant theatre of the 1980's. 100 winning new audition pieces for men from the best plays of the decade. ...
Add to Cart
ChrChr
Publication Date: February 28, 1993| Series: Arthurian Studies (Book 26) The pre-eminent role of Chretien de Troyes in the formation of Arthurian romance is reflected in the swift and brilliant response of German courtly poets to his works. Within a few years of their composition, Erec et Enide and Yvain were adapted for German audiences by Hartmann von Aue, while Chretien's unfinished Grail-story was taken up by Wolfram von Eschenbach and brought to a triumphant conclusion in Parzival. In this volume a distinguished international team of scholars contrast the treatment and reception of the ...
Add to Cart
FILE ON GORKY (Plays and Playwrights)FILE ON GORKY (Plays and Playwrights)
Publication Date: October 18, 1993| ISBN-10: 041365060X | ISBN-13: 978-0413650603Writers-Files is an important series documenting the work of major dramatists of the last hundred years. Each volume contains a comprehensive checklist of all the writer's plays, with a detailed performance history, excerpted reviews and a selection of th Imprisoned for his revolutionary activities and championed by Checkov, Maxim Gorky ("the bitter") had his first play produced by the Moscow Art Theatre in 1902. Chekhov wrote, "Gorky is the first in Russia and the world at large to have expressed contempt a...
Add to Cart
Irish songs and poemsIrish songs and poems
...
Add to Cart
Chu ci xuan xi (Mandarin Chinese Edition)Chu ci xuan xi (Mandarin Chinese Edition)
...
Add to Cart
Japan in Traditional and Postmodern PerspectivesJapan in Traditional and Postmodern Perspectives
Release Date: July 1, 1995| ISBN-10: 0791424707 | ISBN-13: 978-0791424704In this book, each of the chapters offers an analysis of the origins and development of an important aspect of Japanese culture, including religion (Pure Land Buddhism and Zen, Shinto and folk religions, Confucianism and Tokugawa era ideology), philosophy (classical Buddhism and the contemporary Kyoto School), literature and the arts (medieval poetry and drama, modern fiction and films), and social behavior (family system, feminism, nationalism, and economic growth). The central, underlying theme is the uniqueness a...
Add to Cart
Embrace Me At Dawn: A Doomsday Brethren Novel (Volume 5)Embrace Me At Dawn: A Doomsday Brethren Novel (Volume 5)
Publication Date: June 15, 2012No man will ever define her again. Anka MacTavish lost everything when Mathias D'Arc captured her, shattered her bond with her mate, and broke both her body and spirit. Determined to heal her bleeding soul, she joins the Doomsday Brethren's fight to vanquish the evil wizard and seize her revenge. But becoming a magical warrior will require close contact with her former mate, the love who's never left her heart, Lucan. And she'll have to explain why she left him and fled to the arms of another lover... No woman can ever take her place. Lucan's world crumbled whe...
Add to Cart
L Is for Leather (Erotic Alphabet)L Is for Leather (Erotic Alphabet)
...
Add to Cart
The 13th Juror (Dismas Hardy, Book 4)The 13th Juror (Dismas Hardy, Book 4)
Release Date: August 2, 2005In John T. Lescroart's brilliant new novel, The 13th Juror, Dismas Hardy, lawyer/investigator, undertakes the defense of Jennifer Witt, accused of murdering her husband and their eight-year-old son as well as her first husband, who had died nine years earlier from an apparent drug overdose. While preparing his case, Hardy learns that both of Jennifer's husbands had physically abused her. But Jennifer refuses to allow a defense that presumes her guilt. She is not guilty, she claims. Hardy is now driven to seek an alternative truth a jury can believe. As the trial p...
Add to Cart
Exit Wounds (Joanna Brady Mysteries, Book 11)Exit Wounds (Joanna Brady Mysteries, Book 11)
Release Date: July 27, 2004Top ten New York Times bestselling author J.A. Jance returns with a powerful tale that explores the darkest corners of human nature.The heat is a killer in Cochise County, Arizona, with temperatures over 100 degrees. In the suffocating stillness of an airless trailer, a woman is lying dead, a bullet hole in her chest. Why someone would murder a harmless loner with a soft spot for strays is only one of the questions nagging at the local police; another is why the killer used an eighty-five-year-old bullet, fired from the same weapon...
Add to Cart
Tiger Soup: An Anansi Story from JamaicaTiger Soup: An Anansi Story from Jamaica
Publication Date: September 1994| Age Level: 3 and up After tricking Tiger into leaving the soup he has been cooking, Anansi the spider eats the soup himself and manages to put the blame on the monkeys. ...
Add to Cart
Karate (Junior Sports)Karate (Junior Sports)
...
Add to Cart
Twist: Yoga PoemsTwist: Yoga Poems
Release Date: February 27, 2007| Age Level: 7 and up Come explore yoga in a new way with TWIST, a collection of sixteen original poems sure to inspire even the youngest yogi! Feel the damp soil beneath you as Cobra, and grab hold of a star as Half-Moon. From Low Crow to Eagle and from Triangle to Tree, yoga comes alive with Janet S. Wong's artful creativity. Add vibrant illustrations by Julie Paschkis, and each pose is no longer simply a stretching position, but a picture and a story that will exercise the imagination as well as the body. ...
Add to Cart
Magnificent Mosaics (Dover Design Coloring Books)Magnificent Mosaics (Dover Design Coloring Books)
Publication Date: May 21, 2009| Age Level: 6 and up | Grade Level: 1 and up...
Add to Cart
The Victorian House Coloring Book (Dover History Coloring Book)The Victorian House Coloring Book (Dover History Coloring Book)
Publication Date: May 1, 1980| Age Level: 9 and up | Grade Level: 4 and up...
Add to Cart

Data Source by Amazon.com

全站熱搜

Amazon01 發表在 痞客邦 留言(0) 人氣()