Solar by Ian Mcewan buy used Used & Rare price $10.49 new from$15.96 shop with confidence SPECIAL SHIPPING CONSIDERATIONS FOR USED & RARE ITEMS. Please see the special considerations for shipping Used & Rare items, including extended delivery times, possible import duties & taxes. Delivered in 3-5 weeks Format: Trade Paperback Publisher: Vintage Canada Condition: The following ISBNs are associated with this title: ISBN - 10:0307399257 ISBN - 13:9780307399250 Seller Comments: Softcover. Sound & good copy, light to moderate rubbing/edgewear to wraps, chipping and thumb wear to edges. From the Publisher An engrossing, satirical and very funny new novel on climate change.Michael Beard is in his late fifties; bald, overweight, unprepossessing — a Nobel Prize-winning physicist whose best work is behind him. Trading on his reputation, he speaks for enormous fees, lends his name to the letterheads of renowned scientific institutions and half-heartedly heads a government-backed initiative tackling global warming. An inveterate philanderer, Beard finds his fifth marriage floundering. But this time it is different: she is having the affair, and he is still in love with her.When Beard''s professional and personal worlds are entwined in a freak accident, an opportunity presents itself, a chance for Beard to extricate himself from his marital mess, reinvigorate his career and very possibly save the world from environmental disaster.With a global scope, Solar is a comedy dealing directly with the crises of today. A story of one man''s ambitions and self-deceptions, it is a startling and stylish new departure in the work of one of the world''s great writers.From the Hardcover edition.