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A is for Armageddon: An Illustrated Catalogue of Disasters Hardcover – 3 Sep 2009


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  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Square Peg (3 Sep 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0224086197
  • ISBN-13: 978-0224086196
  • Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 2.5 x 23.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 829,934 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Richard Horne is a graphic designer, illustrator, author, screen printer and gocco printer.

He has written, illustrated and designed seven books, five in the best-selling 101 Things To Do series and A is for Armageddon, an illustrated catalogue of disasters. His seventh book, The Modern Day Spotters Guide (A collection of the everyday weird and wonderful) was published in September 2013.

He also illustrated The best selling book, the Dangerous Book for Boys, winner of the 2007 book of the year at the British Book Awards. As well as How to Survive a Robot Uprising by Daniel H. Wilson.

Also, in 2007, two of his books, 101 Things To Do Before You're Old and Boring and 101 Things You Need to Know and Some You Don't were selected by the School Library Association and the Department for Education and Skills for their 'Boys into Books Riveting Reads campaign', to support the reading needs of boys in Key Stage 3.

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For real calamity, Richard Horne is your man, and "A Is for Armageddon" is his illustrated catalog of all the ways you and the world might bite it. In his hands the means to the End become wonders to behold. --New York Times

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Warning: This Book Will Not Save Your Life

From the bestselling author of the 101 Things to Do Before You Die series, an extraordinary illustrated guide to the apocalypse, or, the end of the world as we know it.


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By RachieRach on 23 Oct 2009
Format: Hardcover
I love this book! I wasn't sure what to expect when I ordered this book - but it came highly recommended from a friend. It is great and not at all depressing - indeed, quite the opposite! It's highly informative, written with a wonderful tongue-in-cheek style and fantastically illustrated.
It's perfect gift for difficult to buy for boys (of all ages) - 11 year olds, cool teenagers, geek boy, gadget man, best friends husbands - solved a great deal of my Christmas list!

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By H. Roberts on 6 Oct 2009
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A gorgeous book filled with amazing pictures and fun-filled doom. Armageddon has never been more entertaining. I love this book and am buying more copies for Xmas presents.
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fantastic illustrations and quirky, amusing facts. perfect present for anyone who likes things like QI.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Playful, creative, colorful, well organized, thorough yet concise 29 Dec 2010
By ServantofGod - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
First of all, I am obliged to express my heartfelt appreciation to the author/illustrator and his publishing house for bring us this masterpiece in such extremely high quality and surprisingly low price. Of the large amount of environmental protection and catastrophe stuff I read, this is the best for its outstandingly creative illustrations and funny words. I showed the book to my family and friends. All of them found it interesting. It's no exaggeration that this is a must for both book collectors, futurists, generalists, environmentalists...and simply everyone who reads. Highly recommended!

p.s. This book simply transcends across categories and so I would like to give you a simple content page (not available here on Amazon as it is presented in the book like a Periodic Table you find in Chemistry textbooks)

I. Introduction to Extinction
II. It was like that when I got there (Universe Evolution, Time,.....)
III. Biblically stressed (Four Horsemen, Plague and pestilence, Cults....)
IV. Acts of God (Tectonic activity, Cyclonic events, El Nino & La Nina.....)
V. Turned out ice again (Axial tilt, Melting glaciers, Sea ice....)
VI. Silent but deadly (Methane sink, Magnetic pole inversion....)
VII. Wild Life (Animal Zoonosis, Biodiversity, Pollination Crisis.....)
VIII. It's all your fault (Ozone depletion, Gulf stream collapse.....)
IX. Look after number one (Obesity, Male infertility, Pandemic.....)
X. Predictions (Mayan calendar, Ancient microbes, Stem cells.....)
XI. Little Issues (Quantum mechanics, Grey goo, Antimatter.....)
XII. They'll kill us all (Global hegemony, Terrorism......)
XIII. Dont mess with nature (Cloning, Hybrids, Genetics.....)
XIV. Technic-Hell (AI, Hackers, Rise of the machines......)
XV. Universally doomed (Multiverse, Vacuum metastability, Dark matter.....)
XVI. Appendix (Conclusion, Apocalist, Dice.......)
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