THE EXTRAORDINARY NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER.
A DIRE WARNING FOR OUR FUTURE.
The climatological nightmare portrayed in the motion picture The Day After Tomorrow isn't just a fantasy scenario.
The first decade of the 21st century has seen some of the most violent weather on record, from devastating tsunamis to killer hurricanes. But scientific evidence suggests "the big one" is still in the making -- will you be ready?
THE COMING GLOBAL SUPERSTORM
WHAT WILL TRIGGER IT?
Global warming is about to cause the North Atlantic current to drop to a more southerly route, sending Arctic air barreling into overheated temperate zones.
WHAT WILL IT BE LIKE?
Sudden, dramatic changes in climate all over the world. . . . The most severe blizzards in history. . . . 100 mile-per-hour winds. . . . Shocking death rates.
WHAT CAN WE DO TO STAVE IT OFF?
Plenty. Talk-show host Art Bell and #1 bestselling author Whitley Strieber, our leading investigators of unexplained phenomena, offer a wealth of viable solutions in this brilliant examination of modern environmental science and weather-related disasters. We can take action today to avoid
THE COMING GLOBAL SUPERSTORM.
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It's time to stop talking about the weather and do something about it. Paranormal superstars Art Bell and Whitley Strieber bring environmentalism to the masses tabloid-style in The Coming Global Superstorm, a quick look at global warming and its potentially catastrophic effects. Like Old Testament prophets, Bell and Strieber embrace lovingly detailed depictions of global cataclysm; unlike them, our modern-day doomsayers have more to go on than that old-time religion. Their writing is clear and straightforward, interspersing hard data with dramatization and speculation to create an engaging, enjoyable, but thoroughly spooky warning of the next Ice Age.
Scoffers would do well to remember the 1900 hurricane that devastated Galveston, Texas, despite the clear warnings--we may have advanced our meteorological knowledge over the 20th century, but is our judgment any better? Bell and Strieber are ultimately optimistic that quick behavior change can avert the big storm for a while, even if archaeological evidence suggests its inevitability. Their solutions range from the small scale (buy fuel-efficient cars) to the grandiose (global cooperation in weather monitoring). Whether their suggestions will help is a moot question (how could we ever know?); surely, though, they won't hurt. --Rob LightnerAbout the Author:
Art Bell is America's voice in the night, heard weekends by more than fifteen million people on the show he created, Coast-to- Coast AM. Art covers topics far and wide, from gun control to near-death experiences, from politics to UFOs -- nothing is beyond Art's realm. He is also the author of The Quickening, The Source, and an autobiography entitled The Art of Talk. He lives in Nevada with his wife, Ramona, and three cats.
Whitley Strieber is widely known for his bestselling account of his own close encounter, Communion: A True Story, and has produced a television special based on Confirmation for NBC. He is also the author of the vampire novels The Hunger, The Last Vampire, and Lilith's Dream, and is the new host of his own radio program, Dreamland, founded by Art and Ramona Bell. His website -- the world's most popular site featuring topics at the edge of science and culture -- is www.unknowncountry.com.
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Descripción Pocket Star, 2004. Mass Market Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería 230-4309900028
Descripción Pocket Star, 2004. Mass Market Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110743470656
Descripción Pocket Star, 2004. Mass Market Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0743470656