by John C., May 18, 2010 4:37 PM
Forget about the paranoid hysteria of 2012. Here are the ways the earth will really die. From extinction-event comets slamming into the planet to the inevitable death of the sun, astronomer Philip Platt covers the most likely futures for this little ball of cosmic dust we call home. And he explores not just the eventual end of the earth and the sun, but of the Milky Way, as well, and the entire universe. What should we really fear? What do we worry about too much? What might we just have to accept? Platt covers it all in Death from the Skies! with his signature insight and humor.