The Resource Is the end of the world near?: : from crackpot predictions to scientific scenarios, Ron Miller, (ebook)

Is the end of the world near?: : from crackpot predictions to scientific scenarios, Ron Miller, (ebook)

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Is the end of the world near?: : from crackpot predictions to scientific scenarios
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Is the end of the world near?:
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from crackpot predictions to scientific scenarios
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Ron Miller
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eng
Summary
At one time or another, just about everyone has talked about the end of the world. But what does this phrase really mean? Does it mean the end of the human race? The end of planet Earth? The end of our Sun and solar system? And if the world were to actually end, how and when would it happen? People have been asking these questions for thousands of years. Many religious prophets have predicted the end of the world. Science-fiction writers have created lots of end-of-the-world stories. Scientists, too, talk about natural events that could destroy human life or planet Earth. Some end-of-the-world events are dramatic. Imagine an asteroid slamming into Earth, creating a massive explosion. Other scenarios don't involve a single, catastrophic event. For example, global warming is changing the planet and threatening people, plants, and animals. It might not bring about the end of the world, but it might change life as we know it. In this book, we'll look at these scenarios and many more-everything from Mayan prophecy to nuclear disaster to the end of the universe. We'll find out which scenarios to ignore and which ones to really worry about
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Midwest
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1947-
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Miller, Ron
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001.9
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • End of the world (Astronomy)
  • Science
  • Electronic books
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adult
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Is the end of the world near?: : from crackpot predictions to scientific scenarios, Ron Miller, (ebook)
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9780761380474
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11772866
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11772866
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Is the end of the world near?: : from crackpot predictions to scientific scenarios, Ron Miller, (ebook)
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Publication
Color
multicolored
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780761380474
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11772866
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11772866
System control number
MWT11772866
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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