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Death from the Skies!: These Are the Ways the World Will End... Hardcover – 16 Oct. 2008

4.7 out of 5 stars 104 ratings

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  • ISBN-10 : 0670019976
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0670019977
  • Hardcover : 326 pages
  • Product Dimensions : 14.76 x 3 x 21.59 cm
  • Publisher : Penguin USA (16 Oct. 2008)
  • Language: : English
  • Customer reviews:
    4.7 out of 5 stars 104 ratings

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"[Plait] describes each doomsday scenario with glee?.Yet for all that, his book is strangely comforting?.Comprehensible and engaging."
?"Washington Post Book World"
?Plait is one of the world's favorite astronomers. He is an entertaining writer, jocular and jaunty, which produces a delightful clash with the ideas in this book, which, since it is a scientific look at the unpredictable but inevitable end of the Earth and of us and all our progeny, ought to be a real downer. It's not at all. The enthusiasm Plait has for his subject is not any morbid fascination with the upcoming bang or whimper, but with how much we know now about the universe around us, and he conveys this enthusiasm with pages full of wonder. This is a fun way to learn about cosmology. Readers will come away with admiration for all the learning and informed speculation encompassed here, but also, if you are like me, an increased sense of wonder and value.?
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About the Author

Phil Plait, Ph.D. is a NASA-funded research astronomer with more than ten years of professional experience. He has written astronomy articles for magazines such as Astronomy, Muse, and Space Illustrated, and has been published in the Boston Globe. Plait has appeared on national radio and TV programs, including the Sci-Fi Channel’s “Countdown to Doomsday” documentary.