Dust Book Summary and Study Guide

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Dust is about a fictional environmental doomsday in modern times. As ecosystems all over earth begin to fall apart and ordinarily passive animals turn ravenous, Richard Sinclair and the other scientists of the "City of Dreams" work to try and unravel why the earth is falling apart. It's a race against time as crops fail, cities fall into anarchy, and exotic diseases claim thousands. Something has been causing mass die-offs throughout geological history, and unless the scientists of the "City of Dreams" can stop it, humanity may become yet another footnote in earth's history.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 10%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 30% Tone of book    -   depressing/sad FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Explore/1st contact/ enviro story    -   Yes Explore:    -   preventing/surviving an ecological disaster Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   scientist Age:    -   20's-30's


Earth setting:    -   20th century Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   a significant amount of technical jargon How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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