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Megacatastrophes! : nine strange ways the world could end

Author: David J Darling; Dirk Schulze-Makuch
Publisher: [Oxford] : Oneworld Publications, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Celebrate the year of the Mayan Apocalypse in style with Megacatastrophes!, as Dr. David Darling and Dr. Dirk Schulze-Makuch delve into the amazing science of the end of the world. Could it be the asteroid hurtling towards us from outer space, or a super-volcano covering the Earth under a cloud of ash; black holes gobbling up the solar system, or a tiny army of nanobots in a deranged feeding frenzy? Oh, and don't  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Darling, David.
Megacatastrophes! : Nine Strange Ways The World Could End.
New York : Oneworld Publications, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David J Darling; Dirk Schulze-Makuch
ISBN: 9781780740270 1780740271
OCLC Number: 889909009
Notes: Non fiction.
Target Audience: Adult.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; About the Author; Title page; Copyright page; Contents; Illustrations; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Meet the Catastrophometer; 1 Nano nightmare; 2 When physics goes wrong; 3 The enemy within; 4 March of the machine mind; 5 Kaboom!; 6 Forbidding planet; 7 Torino 10; 8 Menace from across the light years; 9 Dark contact; Conclusions; Notes; Further reading; Index.
Responsibility: David Darling & Dirk Schulze-Makuch.

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Surprisingly good fun. Editor's Pick. * The Bookseller * "A mix of good old-fashioned silliness and some fine science writing. Next time someone tells you, "Cheer up, it might never happen," throw Read more...

 
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