L. N. Harvey

"cowmanfred"
(REAL NAME)
 
Helpful votes received on reviews: 66% (80 of 122)
Location: london
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,173,973 - Total Helpful Votes: 80 of 122
The Great Global Warming Swindle [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Martin Durkin
15 of 37 people found the following review helpful
Politics and science is a bad mix, and Durkin is worse than Gore in this respect. Both these productions have it backwards, they've taken an idea and found some science to support it. Science is about impartial investigation and empirically-based explaination, Gore is just lucky he has chosen the right side (although to be fair he has a hint of a scientific background). If you want to learn about climate science, you may have to leave your remote control behind... and stick to scientists, not politicians.
The Blade Itself: The First Law: Book One: Book On&hellip by Joe Abercrombie BA
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Yikes!, 2 May 2007
The more time that goes by, the more I find myself staring into space thinking of the this person or that relationship in this book. It may seem slightly generic at first, and this book does have a distinct 'first of the series' feel, but when I think back, the events herein stick in my head as humourous, gory, fast-paced and clever. A start to what I hope is a memorable series. Bring on "before they are hanged". It won't take over your life like A Song of Ice and Fire, but hey, we have work to do so that's a merit in it itself.
Six Degrees: Our Future on a Hotter Planet by Mark Lynas
42 of 51 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Shocking!, 16 April 2007
The premise for the book is immediately appealing- the amount of current research out there to grasp can be daunting (in number and complexity) to say the least but Lynas has done all the hard work and compiled a sort of global overview of what we can expect in the near future- degree by frightening degree. There are a few things that make this book 5 stars to me- firstly, it's written the way science literature should be- every statement backed up with a source. So just when you think he's laying on the rhetoric a little heavy, i.e. global methane fireballs, it's backed up in the substantial (to say the VERY least) list of references. Secondly, his style is never dreamily optimistic, nor… Read more

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