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Publisher's Summary

Don't look up.
It won't help. You can't get out of the way; you can't dig a hole deep enough to hide. The end is coming, and there's nothing you can do about it.
So why listen to this audiobook?
Because you can't cover your ears when it's not just the religious fanatics who are saying we're all going to be destroyed, but the scientists are in on the act, too. Here's what they're saying:

We're a million years overdue for a mass extinction.
The sun at radiation minimum is acting much worse than at solar maximum, and one misdirected spewing of plasma could fry us in an instant.
The magnetic field that shields us from harmful radiation is developing a mysterious crack.
Our solar system is entering an energetically hostile part of the galaxy.
The Yellowstone super-volcano is getting ready to blow, and if it does, we can look forward to nuclear winter and 90 percent annihilation.
The Maya, the world's greatest timekeepers ever, say it's all going to stop on December 21, 2012.
So, see? There's nothing you can do, so you might as well sit back and enjoy the show.
That's why you should download this book.
©2007 Lawrence E. Joseph; (P)2007 Random House Inc.
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1 out of 5 stars
By Thomas W. Smith on 02-15-07


This book is interesting up to a point and the naration is very good. However, since it seems to present only one very negative view with little skepticism I eventually found it tiresome. IT IS NOT WORTH THE PRICE OR 2 CREDITS THAT WILL BE CHARGED TO YOUR ACCOUNT.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Carl on 06-07-07


Although I do not believe most of the timelines stated in the book, I believe the topics discussed are true possibilities. The author has presented them in a way that is interesting and captivating. I was trained in the sciences achieving 99th percentile in the country on the MCAT before entering medical school. My grandfather researched the ionosphere discussed in the book with Van Allen. Although I disregard the date, I believe the U.S. and the World should take head to possible events that may lead to our extinction. Where possible, we should seek their avoidance.

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