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Death from the Skies!: The Science Behind the End of the World

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With wit, humor, and an infectious love of astronomy that could win over even the science-phobic, this fun and fascinating book reminds us that outer space is anything but remote. The scientist behind the popular website badastronomy.com, Philip Plait presents some of the most fearsome end-of-the-world calamities (for instance, incoming asteroids and planet-swallowing black holes), demystifies the scientific principles at work behind them, and gives us the odds that any of them will step out of the realm of sci-fi to disrupt our quiet corner of the cosmos. The result is a book that is both terrifying and entertaining?a tour of the violent universe we live in, written with an enthusiasm that every stargazer will appreciate.

About the Author

Philip Plait, Ph.D. , is a renowned astronomer who has written articles for such magazines as Astronomy and Sky and Telescope.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780143116042
Author:
Plait, Philip
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Author:
Plait, Ph. D.
Author:
Plait, Ph.D., Philip
Subject:
Astrophysics & Space Science
Subject:
Astronomy - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20090831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
b/w photos throughout
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
7.98x5.34x.70 in. .61 lbs.
Age Level:
17-17

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