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Megacatastrophes!: Nine Strange Ways the World Could End

3.33  ·  Rating Details ·  60 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Celebrate the year of the Mayan Apocalypse in style with Megacatastrophes, as Dr David Darling and Dr Dirk Schulze-Makuch delve into the amazing science of the end of the world. Could it be the asteroid hurtling towards us from outer space, or a super-volcano covering the Earth under a cloud of ash; black holes gobbling up the solar system, or a tiny army of nanobots in a ...more
Kindle Edition, 256 pages
Published 2012 by Oneworld Publications
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Jennifer
May 17, 2012 Jennifer rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: research, science
I'm inclined to like anything catastrophe-related, but I really wished this book had more meat to it. It's a good overview for anyone who hasn't read up on the various downer events that could bring about the end of civilization as we know it. But if you've read up on the subject before, this doesn't bring much that's new to the table.
Penguin Gunter
Autors apskata 9 iespējamos pasaules gala scenārijus, apzināti nepievēršoties nevienam no tādiem, kas saistīti ar kodolkaru, terorismu vai tml. Daži no tiem visai interesanti, daži - jau novecojuši (piemēram, autors apskata arī scenāriju ar lielā hadronu paātrinātāja sačakarēšanos). Katram autors piedāvā arī savu novērtējumu tā iespējamības un seku (cilvēku upuru skaita) ziņā skalā no 0 līdz 10 un "izdzīvošanas padomus".
Scenāriji īsumā:
1. Nanotehnoloģiju neizzinātās negatīvās blaknes - jo mazāk
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Pete Denton
I’ll start with the fact that I did enjoy this book. It isn’t very often that I read a non fiction book and thank you again for all of your suggestions at the beginning of the year. I picked this book because the subject matter appealed to me and it was one of the 99p book of the day deals and I cannot resist a bargain.

From topics such as nano technology, implications of large hadron collider, contagious diseases, advancements of technology, the Supervolcano and others. There are nine different
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Kelly
Jul 20, 2012 Kelly rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ebook, 2012
This book was really interesting & fun to read with the science explained really well & the explanations of the threats making sense without being melodramatic. Have already recommended it to a few people.
Morpheyy
Jul 11, 2013 Morpheyy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of the best non-fiction books I've ever read. It's entertaining, and (for the most part) the authors and editors really tried to simplify the jargon and scientific explanations.
James Reeves
Jun 21, 2013 James Reeves rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very interesting but at times very technical in the language used to describe some of the scenarios.
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David Darling is a science writer and astronomer. He is the author of many books, including the bestselling Equations of Eternity, and the popular online resource The Worlds of David Darling. He lives in Dundee, Scotland.
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