The end is always near : apocalyptic moments, from the Bronze Age collapse to nuclear near misses (Book, 2019) [WorldCat.org]
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The end is always near : apocalyptic moments, from the Bronze Age collapse to nuclear near misses

Author: Dan Carlin
Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2019] ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"A journey back in time that explores what happened -- and what could have happened -- from creator of the wildly-popular podcast Hardcore History and 2019 winner of the iHeartRadio Best History Podcast Award"--
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Carlin, Dan, 1965-
The end is always near.
New York, NY : HarperCollins Publishers, [2019]
(DLC) 2019028463
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dan Carlin
ISBN: 9780062868046 0062868047 9780062944788 0062944789
OCLC Number: 1114275654
Description: xiv, 270 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Do tough times make for tougher people? --
Suffer the children --
The end of the world as they knew it --
Judgment at Nineveh --
The barbarian life cycle --
A pandemic prologue? --
The quick and the dead --
The road to hell.
Responsibility: Dan Carlin.

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"A journey back in time that explores what happened -- and what could have happened -- from creator of the wildly-popular podcast Hardcore History and 2019 winner of the iHeartRadio Best History Podcast Award"--

"Do tough times create tougher people? Can humanity handle the power of its weapons without destroying itself? Will human technology or capabilities ever peak or regress? No one knows the answers to such questions, but no one asks them in a more interesting way than Dan Carlin. The creator of the wildly popular, award-winning podcast Hardcore History looks at apocalyptic moments from the past as a way to frame the challenges of the future. In [this book], Carlin examines questions and historical events that force us to consider what sounds like fantasy: that we might suffer the same fate that all previous eras did. Will our world ever become a ruin for future archaeologists to dig up and explore? The questions Carlin poses are both philosophical and offbeat, like something out of The Twilight Zone. Combining his trademark mix of storytelling, history and weirdness, Dan Carlin connects the past and future in fascinating and colorful ways. At the same time, the questions he asks us to consider involve the most important issue imaginable--human survival. From the collapse of the Bronze Age to the challenges of the nuclear era, the issue has hung over humanity like a persistent sword of Damocles."--Dust jacket.

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