Apocalypse 2012: An Investigation into Civilization's End
It won’t help. You can’t get out of the way, you can’t dig a hole deep enough to hide. The end is coming, and there’s nothing you can do about it.
So why read this book?
Because you can’t look away when not just the religious fanatics are saying we’re all going to be destroyed but the scientists are in on the act too. Here’s what they’re saying:
We’re a million y ...more
belakangan saya baru sadar, mengapa Gramedia harus secepatnya melakukan mega-diskon atas buku ini. Ini buku tentang kemungkinan2 kiamat pada akhir tahun 2012. Jika kiamatnya ternyata tidak terjadi, siapa pula yang mau membeli buku ini lagi? Tetapi jika ternyata kiamatnya bener terjadi tanggal segitu, siapa pula manusia yang masih tersisa yg masih berpikiran untuk membeli buku ini (pasti s ...more
One thing that I'm baffled by: I work at a stoopid corporate bookstore. Most of the books regarding 2012 are shelved in our "Metaphysical Studies" section (read: this shit is stoopid), but for some reason the powers that be decided that this book should ...more
I’m reading this book because the author lives in Albuquerque, which is technically my back yard. Who knows—I might run in to him sobering, two in the morning at The Frontier (used to be Tony Hillermans favorite hang ou ...more
It makes sense to me that similarly to how the Earth orbits the sun, our solar system, including the Earth & all the planets, etc. also travels along a regular orbit. It also makes sense that not all locations along the orbit are going to be uniform, so there may be places along that orbit that might be more turbulent and dangerous than others. What this book is sa ...more
It was dubbed as "An investigation into civilization's end" ("a study" in my translated copy to Spanish), and it made me feel a bit mislead when I started reading and I found that more than a study or investigation, it was a journal of trips with scientific bits and musings thrown in about 2012.
This book was too personal about th ...more
well, it's written by a scientist, but it will make you pee yourself in fear anyway.
sun spots, our heliosphere curving in on itself, our solar system entering into a hostile part of the galaxy - these are just some of the things we have to look forward to in the next couple of years.
i guess reading this made me not worry about money so much, because if any of these cataclysms happen i don't need to save anything anyhow. job worries? why worry when t ...more
I love a good conspiracy. I don't believe them all, so I probably couldn't be labeled a conspiracy nut, but if there is strong evidence favoring one, I'll let my logical mind pick it apart and try to find some truth. Enter the prophecies concerning December 21, 2012: a multi-faceted prediction in Mayan culture and repeated in several other cultures throughout the earth dating back many centuries that the earth would experience some great change on this date. With only four years remaining, I dec...more
A few of the disasters he talks about don't have any particular tie to 2012. Yellowstone might erupt at any time, there's no reason to think it's especially likely in 2012 unless you believe that sunspots will cause it. (Also, the docudrama he mentions about Yellowstone erupting is very well done). Interestingly, that docudrama ...more
Cover buku ini bagi saya biasa saja, terlihat seperti seorang remaja mencari gambar di Google Image dan mengkopi pastenya kemudian diprint. Buku ini juga sedang diOBRAL. Harganya tentu saja murah, oleh karena itu saya membelinya. Tapi kalau orang menyebut buku ini MURAHAN karena menulis tentang KIAMAT 2012 yang hanya didasarkan pada kalender suku Maya, saya akan bilang bahwa kalender suku Maya itu bukan jenis PERDUKUNAN, NUJUM, RAMAL seperti yang kita lihat ditelevisi (ketik Reg Spasi Ini Ono) ...more
Certes, en achetant ce livre dans un vide grenier en 2014, je ne m'attendais pas à y trouver des analyses poussées et perspicaces, mais ce livre est - sans surprise - du pur sensationalisme.
L'auteur accumule les anecdotes personnelles dont je n'avais absolument rien à faire, et qui flirtent parfois avec le racisme - sa femme de ménage salvadorienne "s'enfuit en courant" de peur après qu'il lui annonce qu'il va rencontrer des chamanes.
Il déclare des fausseté ...more
mi spiego meglio, ho comprato questo libro per avere una visione scientifica del mito del 2012, e la prima larte di questo libro ci riesce più che egregiamente
in questo libro l'autore non ci dice che il mondo finirà il 21 12 2012. come da calendario maya, ma ci pone sotto gli occhi eventi non molto "pubblicizzati" che stanno avvenendo nel mondo (ed anche nello spazio) e come qu ...more
I liked it because it is not merely a "prophecy" type of book, but rather an inquiry into the science behind each of the phenomena that may imperil our lives.
And, right now, after last years Iceland Volcano having upset travels in the Northern hemisphere, right now, with possible eruptions in El Hierro in the Canary Islands or the possibility of a yet stronger Volcano in Iceland erupting, one has to consider these hypothesis...
Today, the 14th October 2011, there was ...more
I could have looked past all that and still somewhat enjoyed the book as pseudo-fiction. However, my enjoyment was beaten to a bloody pulp by the author's constant posturing and self-glorification. Not to me ...more