Death from the Skies!
The Science Behind the End of the World
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|Format:||Paperback / softback, 336 pages|
|Published In: ||United States, 01 August 2009|
With wit, humor, and an infectious love of astronomy that could win over even the science-phobic, this fun and fascinating book presents some of the most fearsome end-of-the-world calamities, and gives the odds on whether any of them will actually occur.
About the Author
Phil Plait, Ph.D. is a NASA-funded research astronomer with more than ten years of professional experience. He has written astronomy articles for magazines such as "Astronomy," "Muse," and "Space Illustrated," and has been published in the "Boston Globe." Plait has appeared on national radio and TV programs, including the Sci-Fi Channel's "Countdown to Doomsday" documentary.
"[Plait] describes each doomsday scenario with glee. . . . Yet for all that, his book is strangely comforting." -"The Washington Post Book World" " A surprisingly upbeat look at all the ways the universe can destroy us . . . Eminently readable." -"Kirkus Reviews" (starred review) "The enthusiasm Plait has for his subject is not any morbid fascination with the upcoming bang or whimper, but with how much we know now about the universe around us, and he conveys this enthusiasm with pages full of wonder."-"The Commercial Dispatch"
|Publisher: ||Penguin Books|
|Dimensions: ||20.27 x 13.56 x 1.78 centimeters (0.28 kg)|