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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliantly informative & compelling presentation of the facts, 28 Aug 2013
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This review is from: The Inconvenient Skeptic: The Comprehensive Guide to the Earth's Climate (Kindle Edition)
As a fellow engineer (I've not met the author - wrong side of the pond; not quite the same industry), I was drawn to John Kehr's detailed analytical approach. It is a clean, well structured, and honest approach, much as I would expect from within, for example, an engineering-led development project. The sort of project where systems work only where the mechanisms and interactions are fully understood, and not when some fluffy-headed career pseudo-academic***, or research-fund dependent whomever***, wishes things to be so through some misguided sense of artistic rightness. In the engineering community we get those, but their ideas quickly fail when hard cold reality meets fluff and froth.
There are some minor typos (Kindle edition), and some of the material could be slightly better organised, but that might be me being over-sensitive with the Kindle experience. I am considering buying the paper copy so that I can flick back and forth more easily, and mark-up sections for my own further reference.
This important book fills a gap I think, for those who need to see the detail before stepping back for the overall picture. It is more followable - almost relentlessly so - than, for example, Professor Robert Carter's otherwise excellent Counter Consensus book, which does include too much (for me) mention of which organisation did or said this or that, and almost expects the reader to already know some of that. Having said that though, I am now re-reading Robert Carter's book feeling somewhat better informed by John Kehr's. I hope to see more from this author.
If think of anymore plaudits, I will update this review
(*** runs & ducks - sorry I cannot think of a better pigeon-hole summary to indicate the types to whom I am trying to refer. It's getting late!)
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