Item description for The Doomsday Book: Scenarios for the End of the World by Joel Levy...
This entertaining yet serious book examines the probability of apocalyptic scenarios the world could face in the future. Exploring all types of disasters, including natural crises like flooding, famine, asteroids, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions, as well as man-made disasters such as nuclear war, and biological and chemical terrorism, this guide thoroughly evaluates and rates the likelihood of each possible event. A history of previous global catastrophes---the extinction of dinosaurs, the droughts faced by the Mayans, and the poisoning of the Roman Empire---is also included. Concluding chapters investigate ways in which mankind can avoid earth's total destruction.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.35" Width: 5.28" Height: 0.87" Weight: 0.62 lbs.
Release Date Feb 1, 2006
ISBN 1904132677 ISBN13 9781904132677
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More About Joel Levy
Joel Levy is a writer and journalist specialising in history and science. He is the author of more than twenty books, including Great Scientists, Mad Science (revealing the secret histories of madness, magic and mysticism among great inventors and scientists), The Atlas of Lost Treasures (a guide to historical mysteries around the world), The Doomsday Book (a guide to scenarios for the end of civilisation) and Secret History (the history you were never taught at school). He has also written features for The Independent on Sunday, Daily Express and Fortean Times.
Joel Levy was born in 1971.
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