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Death from the Skies! : The Science Behind the End of the World
by Philip C. Plait


Overview - With wit, humor, and an infectious love of astronomy that could win over even the science-phobic, this fun and fascinating book reminds us that outer space is anything but remote. The scientist behind the popular website badastronomy.com, Philip Plait presents some of the most fearsome end-of-the-world calamities (for instance, incoming asteroids and planet-swallowing black holes), demystifies the scientific principles at work behind them, and gives us the odds that any of them will step out of the realm of sci-fi to disrupt our quiet corner of the cosmos.  Read more...

 
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Overview
With wit, humor, and an infectious love of astronomy that could win over even the science-phobic, this fun and fascinating book reminds us that outer space is anything but remote. The scientist behind the popular website badastronomy.com, Philip Plait presents some of the most fearsome end-of-the-world calamities (for instance, incoming asteroids and planet-swallowing black holes), demystifies the scientific principles at work behind them, and gives us the odds that any of them will step out of the realm of sci-fi to disrupt our quiet corner of the cosmos. The result is a book that is both terrifying and entertaining?a tour of the violent universe we live in, written with an enthusiasm that every stargazer will appreciate.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780143116042
  • ISBN-10: 0143116045
  • Publisher: Penguin Books
  • Publish Date: August 2009
  • Page Count: 336
  • Reading Level: Ages 18-UP
  • Dimensions: 7.98 x 5.34 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.61 pounds


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