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Death from the Skies!: The Science Behind the End of the World Paperback – Bargain Price, August 25, 2009
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This book has really reawakened my interest in the cosmos--I've started reading more astro and doing stuff like watching Jupiter and its moons as they change positions each night, stuff I hadn't done in ages. In addition, the book gave me a sense of perspective on Earth's place in the universe. There are some very thought-provoking ideas here, especially in the chapter about the end of the universe, which gets a little philosophical (in a good way).Read more ›
If any of these possible scenarios do not alarm you and you are looking for a laugh-out-loud read about the different ways the world could end, then this book is for you. Astronomer and author, Dr. Philip Plait enlightens us with many more scenarios describing what would happen to our planet just before biblical catastrophes such as the Sun dying, asteroid and comet impacts, gamma-ray bursts, black holes, and more.
Expect to get educated as well with terms any layman can understand but appreciate: "The Sun is about 93 million miles away. If you could build a highway and drive there, it would take over 170 years. Even an airplane would take two decades to fly to the Sun if it could."
Plait's "Death from the Skies" is a blast (pun intended).
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I like Phill Plait, and usually find this talks quite informative and entertaining, but this book was a bit of a slog. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Leo K
One of the best books I have found on how the world - or at least the human race - might come to an end due to extraterrestrial causes. Read morePublished 5 months ago by steamduck43
I really enjoyed the book, it makes science interesting by telling you how the world will end.Published 7 months ago by Margarita G. Gutierrez
I'm an astronomy buff so I love this kind of stuff but novices will find it entertaining and informative as well. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Josh
Few science books I have ever read have been this entertaining, this informative and this thought provoking. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Amazon Customer