If you want a thriller, read Tom Clancy or Jack Higgins. If you want to read about alienation and crisis of identity, read Douglas Kennedy. If you want to enjoy novels at the cutting edge of the art form, read Ian Banks. But, if you are concerned about the environment and worried about our fragile home here on Earth, read Kevin Ready. You've been fed a regular news diet about 'global warming', 'El Nino', and the 'ozone layer'; these are practically household words to you. Now you skip over such stories in your local paper but you still have a sense of unease. You summers seem warmer than you ever remember, statistics invade your consciousness about the increase in skin cancer, and the nightly news brings pictures of natural disasters into your living room. Yes, you are worried about it all, but you don't want to be fed dry scientific arguments from either the 'doomsday' camp or the 'don't worry it'll never happen'camp. Well, you don't have to be fed such arguments to educate yourself on the threat facing our fragile planet. Read GAIA WEEPS instead. Kevin Ready has written a work about the threat facing us all. Kevin has used the novel form to convey a docudrama, to take the matter out of dry scientific argument and humanize it, to make the subject accessible to you and me.