-- The human race has a fascination -- some might say a morbid fascination -- with how the world will end. Additionally, it is generally agreed in the scientific community that the extinction of the dinosaurs was caused by an asteroid that struck somewhere in the American southwest; Richard Moran argues that it could very well happen again, and in our lifetime.
Hurricanes? Child's Play. Tornadoes and Earthquakes? Tinker Toys. We're talking about the end of life on earth as we know it: 1000 foot tsunamis; volcanic eruptions and Texas-sized asteroids that will have the capacity of dwarfing any man-made nuclear winters; devastating plagues that make Ebola look like the common cold and could wipe out the world's population in a matter of months, or even weeks; global warming that will make Omaha, Nebraska choice beachfront property. Doomsday: End-of-the-World Scenarios, using theories of modern volcanologists and astro-physicists, will be a book that examines a dozen life-ending catastrophes that could smother Mother Earth in our lifetimes -- and it's not a matter of if these end-of-the-world scenarios occur, but when.
|Paperback Book, 240 pages||English|
|Alpha Books (Unknown)||Unknown|
|9780028643151||6.00 x 9.02 x 0.62 inches|
|General Politics and General Current Events|