Through mixing with the atmosphere, CFCs would gradually rise into the stratosphere until they reached the level of the ozone layer. A conversation on the epistemological divide between humanistic and positive psychology. It seems Fredrickson and Losada retreated to this less outrageous position in their withdrawal of the mathematics, at least until Losada reneged on his withdrawal, although his disavowing was not in a peer-reviewed publication but only on his commercial website in which he has financial stake in continuing the myth of the critical positivity ratio. It appears that the thread is made of the same material as a nano-sized device she found on the head of a 15 year-old patient she treated for a bad meld. American Psychologist , 69 , Critics of this policy rightly pointed out the difficulty of estimating the costs of actions that had not yet been undertaken.
However, as this is meant to be a thri I received a complimentary Audible code from the author in return for an honest review. However, as this is meant to be a thriller, falling asleep listening to it is! Robert Spire is an interesting character. I liked him a lot. He is an environmental lawyer. He becomes involved in a mystery when he is made executor of Dr.
Dale Stanton's will. As Robert delves deeper into the mystery of his charge's death, danger lurks in shadowy corners.
Will Robert be able to find the truth, or will he die trying? This is an intriguing story. I must admit that I did find the story a little difficult to get into at first. The story has several different points of view from several of the characters. I did find this a little confusing at times. Nevertheless, as the story unfolded, I began to enjoy it. There are several characters I liked, though a few of them fell foul of the Russian assassin, Ksenyia Petrovsky.
They included Dr. Stanton, Francois Trimaud and Doris Stanton amongst others. However, there were a few other characters I didn't care for.
These were the brothers' Farhim and Faric, as well as their servant, Gomez. These three men made me shudder! You'll have to read or listen to the book to find out why. This story delves heavily into climate change and the science of reversing it. However, although I agreed with most of the author's views with regard to certain things, there were aspects, I felt, that were not explored well enough, or did not answer fully my own thoughts on climate change.
Granted, this is a thriller and not a philosophical debate, so things were not as clear cut. In a way, I can understand the reasons behind Farhim and Faric's actions, even though I wouldn't condone it. I did find, however, some of the scenes to be rather drawn out, which made it lose some of the flow.
A thriller is meant to build suspense for the reader. Unfortunately, I only found the last third of the book to be thrilling, as it culminated in a dangerous cat and mouse chase with the Russian. Greed is a terrible vise. Unfortunately, I could see something like what happened in the book happening for real, which makes me incredibly sad. I have no answer to climate change. However, we need to all work together to slow down the impact we have on the atmosphere.
We also need to plan better for more severe storms, floods, droughts and other weather related issues. We need to adapt to the weather quicker. Simon Rosser has written a thought provoking action thriller.
I love his writing style, though I did find it not as fast paced as other thrillers I have read it the past. This also affected the flow in my opinion. Other readers may not have the same response as myself. Due to some scenes of a gruesome nature, I do not recommend this book to younger readers, or those of a nervous disposition. However, I highly recommend this book if you love spy thrillers, crime thrillers and mysteries.
View 2 comments. This is a nice and easy read, and overall likable. You have the 'Tipping Point'. Mind you, I am not bad-mouthing this novel, just g This is a nice and easy read, and overall likable.
Mind you, I am not bad-mouthing this novel, just giving you a feel of what to expect. Rosser has done an appreciable job of blending all the elements together, and such an effort from a working professional balancing his day-time job, family and life, is commendable. I like this for the fun read this was, for the sincere effort of the author, and obviously, the story that was interesting enough for wanting to turn the page.
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Oh dear, I have a bad feeling about this. I'm beginning to find out just why these books are put on Kindle for nothing Why the low ratings? I thought this was a terrific read!
I just bought the sequel - Impact Point. PS to the proofreader I must say I'm impressed with this author, he manages to keep you turning pages and has the ability to make you think about what you're reading about the environment and the impact that Global Warming appears to be having.
A difficult book to put down once its picked up! Cant wait to read more from this guy!! A fabulous read!
I honestly could care less about the accuracy of the science involved. The way it fit the story was just fine and not overdone. Robert Spire just may be a literary hero fir some time.
Great job, Simon!! Already reading the next one. Finished reading this yesterday and really enjoyed it. Great cast of characters and a fascinating plot. This is one book that gets placed on my read again list. This book deserves 3. I liked the story line, but found it to be slow moving at times during the first half of the book.
An enjoyable read. Just far fetched enough to be enjoyable, just remember, this is a thriller, a work of fiction; it does not pretend to be an encyclopedia. I really enjoyed this book. The main character, Robert Spire has a feel of James Bond with an ecological twist about him. A good plot and all in all a very enjoyable read.
A Tour de Force! The job should have been straightforward, until a second climatologist, Dr Jack Bannister drops dead on the other side A Tour de Force! The job should have been straightforward, until a second climatologist, Dr Jack Bannister drops dead on the other side of the Atlantic Spire's client - suspicious of her son's death - asks him to travel to San Francisco to investigate Dr Jack Bannister's death. Whilst there, Spire learns of a plan to seed the Arctic Ocean with an experimental substance - the aim, to prevent or at least slow the Arctic's melting ice.
A Russian female assassin is tracking Spire's every move, however, suggesting that someone clearly has other plans for the region, and wants the climatologists dead at all costs. The author lets the plot flow, there is not a dull page in the entire book. The Tipping Point referred to in the airline industry as the point of no return. We have many tipping points in our lives and they are all actions that then change the course of our lives.
What will happen if the polar ice cap mels? Who will it affect?
What will be the affect? Wy wold anyone want the polar ice cap to melt? This is a too well researched book, the scientific jargon was too much so I frequent The Tipping Point referred to in the airline industry as the point of no return. This is a too well researched book, the scientific jargon was too much so I frequently skipped pages to get to moving the story forward. An ambitious first novel for his first efforts and it does show his talent. I have read other books by Simon Rosser and enjoy his writing. Aug 27, Lydia rated it really liked it. Rosser put forth a great deal of effort in his descriptions, making it easy for you to get lost in the book.
The character strength was excellent, but the editing could have used some work. Note: I did receive this book for free. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and plan to read more by Simon Rosser.
Jun 28, Morten Greve rated it it was ok.