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The Rough Guide to Surviving the End of the World

By Paul Parsons, 1971-

The Rough Guide to Surviving the End of the World is a light-hearted yet well-informed look at threats to the very existence of life on Earth, how we might be able to deal with them and-if things go truly, horribly wrong-how we might just be able to survive. Written by scientist and sci fan Paul Parsons, this gripping book examines scenarios ranging from megafloods to space radiation, supervolcanoes to bioengineering and what you should do when the sh*t hits the fan.



Along the way, we meet some of the lesser-trodden paths to oblivion, including the possibility that the human race will be gripped by mass stupidity and the outrageous idea that life on Earth could all be one giant Matrix-style computer simulation that its creators might one day decide to switch off. All are placed under the scientific spotlight and presented with clarity and humor.



To survive Armageddon you need the best advice and information available, which is here presented in ample detail and capturing every plausible catastrophic scenario.

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2012

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9781405385961


Format: Book
Author: Parsons, Paul, 1971-
Summary: Climate change, killer asteroids or a cyborg power grab: how will the world end? And what exactly can we do about it? Parsons provides a light-hearted but scientifically thorough look at the threats to human existence. This is the ultimate guide to have on hand when the unthinkable happens.
Title: The Rough Guide to surviving the end of the world / by Paul Parsons.
Publisher Date: London ; New York: Rough Guides, 2012.
Subject: End of the world Armageddon Survival
Isbn: 9781405385961 (pbk.) 1405385960 (pbk.) 9780140936063 (ebook) 0140936068 (ebook)
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Call Number: 236.9 Par
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Bib Id: 403103

Format: Book
Author: Parsons, Paul, 1971-
Summary: Climate change, killer asteroids or a cyborg power grab: how will the world end? And what exactly can we do about it? Parsons provides a light-hearted but scientifically thorough look at the threats to human existence. This is the ultimate guide to have on hand when the unthinkable happens.
Title: The Rough Guide to surviving the end of the world / by Paul Parsons.
Publisher, Date: London ; New York: Rough Guides, 2012.
Description: x, 294 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
Subjects: End of the world
Subjects: Armageddon
Subjects: Survival
Other Title: Surviving the end of the world
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 280-287), filmography, and index.
Contents: The end is nigh... isn't it? -- Savage Earth -- Saving us from ourselves -- Rage of the machines -- Death stars, missiles and threats from space -- Planet Titanic.
ISBN: 9781405385961 (pbk.)
ISBN: 1405385960 (pbk.)
ISBN: 9780140936063 (ebook)
ISBN: 0140936068 (ebook)
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Call Number: 236.9 Par