skip to content
The end is always near : apocalyptic moments from the Bronze Age collapse to nuclear near misses. Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

The end is always near : apocalyptic moments from the Bronze Age collapse to nuclear near misses.

Author: Dan Carlin
Publisher: London : William Collins, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
In his first book, the creator of the award-winning podcast Hardcore History looks to some of humanity's most apocalyptic moments to understand the challenges of our future.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? Why, since the dawn of time, has it always seemed as though death and  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dan Carlin
ISBN: 0008340927 9780008340926 9780008340933 0008340935
OCLC Number: 1127048276
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.

Abstract:

In his first book, the creator of the award-winning podcast Hardcore History looks to some of humanity's most apocalyptic moments to understand the challenges of our future.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? Why, since the dawn of time, has it always seemed as though death and destruction is waiting just around the corner?In The End is Always Near, Dan Carlin connects the past and future in fascinating and colourful ways, exploring a question that has hung over humanity like the Sword of Damocles from the collapse of the Bronze Age to the nuclear era - that of human survival.Combining his trademark mix of storytelling, history, and thought experiments, Carlin forces us to consider what sounds like fantasy: that we might suffer the same fate as all previous civilisations. Will our world ever become a ruin for future archaeologists to dig up and explore?This thrillingly expansive and entertaining book will make you look at the past - and future - in a completely different way.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1127048276> # The end is always near : apocalyptic moments from the Bronze Age collapse to nuclear near misses.
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book ;
    library:oclcnum "1127048276" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/enk> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/9472521842#Topic/political_science_history_&_theory> ; # Political Science / History & Theory
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/9472521842#Topic/civilization_history> ; # Civilization--History
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/9472521842#Topic/world_history> ; # World history
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/9472521842#Topic/imaginary_histories> ; # Imaginary histories
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/9472521842#Topic/civilization> ; # Civilization
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/9472521842#Topic/philosophy_history_&_surveys_general> ; # Philosophy / History & Surveys / General
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/904/e23/> ;
    schema:author <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/9472521842#Person/carlin_dan> ; # Dan Carlin
    schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
    schema:copyrightYear "2019" ;
    schema:datePublished "2019" ;
    schema:description "In his first book, the creator of the award-winning podcast Hardcore History looks to some of humanity's most apocalyptic moments to understand the challenges of our future.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? Why, since the dawn of time, has it always seemed as though death and destruction is waiting just around the corner?In The End is Always Near, Dan Carlin connects the past and future in fascinating and colourful ways, exploring a question that has hung over humanity like the Sword of Damocles from the collapse of the Bronze Age to the nuclear era - that of human survival.Combining his trademark mix of storytelling, history, and thought experiments, Carlin forces us to consider what sounds like fantasy: that we might suffer the same fate as all previous civilisations. Will our world ever become a ruin for future archaeologists to dig up and explore?This thrillingly expansive and entertaining book will make you look at the past - and future - in a completely different way."@en ;
    schema:description "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."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/9472521842> ;
    schema:genre "History"@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:name "The end is always near : apocalyptic moments from the Bronze Age collapse to nuclear near misses."@en ;
    schema:productID "1127048276" ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780008340926> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780008340933> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/1127048276> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/9472521842#Person/carlin_dan> # Dan Carlin
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Carlin" ;
    schema:givenName "Dan" ;
    schema:name "Dan Carlin" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/9472521842#Topic/civilization_history> # Civilization--History
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Civilization--History"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/9472521842#Topic/imaginary_histories> # Imaginary histories
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Imaginary histories"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/9472521842#Topic/philosophy_history_&_surveys_general> # Philosophy / History & Surveys / General
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Philosophy / History & Surveys / General"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/9472521842#Topic/political_science_history_&_theory> # Political Science / History & Theory
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Political Science / History & Theory"@en ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780008340926>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0008340927" ;
    schema:isbn "9780008340926" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780008340933>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0008340935" ;
    schema:isbn "9780008340933" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/1127048276>
    a genont:InformationResource, genont:ContentTypeGenericResource ;
    schema:about <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1127048276> ; # The end is always near : apocalyptic moments from the Bronze Age collapse to nuclear near misses.
    schema:dateModified "2019-12-10" ;
    void:inDataset <http://purl.oclc.org/dataset/WorldCat> ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.