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Solid science and thoroughly enjoyable,
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This review is from: Death from the Skies!: These Are the Ways the World Will End... (Hardcover)
Phil Plait once again manages to convey a hefty dose of solid scientific knowledge in an entertaining and real page-turner fashion. Covering pretty much every sci-fi end-of-the-world threat from outer space he educates and entertains with stories of supernovae, black holes, gamma bursts and the like.
Along with the scientific explanations there is a common thread of pragmatic risk appraisal without the usual sensationalism. Even the benefits of many of the risks are discussed, such as the generation of heavier elements by supernovae.
Death from the Skies is both enjoyable and educational, and you are unlikely to be disappointed.