Book 68: Death From the Skies! by Philip Plait

Death From the Skies!: These Are the Ways the World Will End… by Philip  Plait

Finished reading on August 20, 2013

Rating 8/10

If you’ve ever wanted to know more about all the amazing astronomical ways in which the Earth, Humankind and Everything might come to an end, then this is the book to go to. Starting from asteroid impact and solar flare and going as far as the inevitable heat death of the Universe,  you’ll find out all about the sad physical reality.

All in all it was kind of depressing, as everything ends with either a huge extinction event occurring on the Earth or something even worse (Though is that possible? If there’s no life left on Earth, will it really be sad if the Earth gets destroyed? Oh, human sentimentality!).

I found the book good and interesting, and calming in a way. 🙂

Now I know how far exactly has a supernova to be, to be dangerous to life on Earth, the same with gamma ray bursts, so I’ll sleep good tonight, as everything else is either too unlikely or we can’t do anything or much bout them .

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