Il mondo come noi lo conosciamo finirà. Presto o tardi, ma finirà.
Semmai sarebbe opportuno domandarci quale sarà la fine che attende il nostro pianeta e, con esso, tutta l’umanità che ospita e contiene. Alok Jha, in questo libro dall’apparenza catastrofistica e scanzonata, ma in realtà una vera e propria disamina scientifica, analizza per filo e per segno cinquanta plausibili ipotesi apocalittiche. Sarà la desertificazione o l’inquinamento chimico, la collisione solare o l’inversione dei poli a condannare l’umanità? O piuttosto un olocausto nucleare, una pandemia o un‘invasione aliena?
Manuale dell’apocalisse è un modo insolito e divertente per imparare nozioni di genetica, biologia, approfondire tematiche sul clima e, perché no?, anche sugli alieni...
- ISBN: 8833973085
- Casa Editrice: Bollati Boringhieri
- Pagine: 315
When I was a kid, I was told that the world was gonna end in 2012. I still remember the night of December 12, 2012 (which was the alleged doomsday). I was with my father in the living room, counting down the end of the world that never came. But the thought has never left me. As much as we don’t want Leggi tutto
I purchased this book, because I thought it might make a good reference book for the Apocalypse Whenever group discussions. While it contains some interesting stats, I found the selection of disaster scenarios to be.... odd. Included is "It was all just a dream" and this reality doesn't actually exi Leggi tutto
Drawing on evidence from biology, geology, chemistry, technology, sociology, astronomy, quantum mechanics, Alok Jha presents science-based end-times scenarios, as a counter to all the god-based ones (or where the calendar just runs out. Some of the threats are more concrete and relatable than others, Leggi tutto
lettura veramente bruttina... articoletti ripetitivi, che lasciano spazio a molti dubbi (probabilmente le estinzioni passate sarebbero attribuibili a...qualsiasi cosa, in sostanza), frammentario, dispersivo, spesso bislacco, sarebbe potuto durare molte pagine in meno. Non parliamo della causa: "ma s Leggi tutto
All the usual suspects get cursory treatment here, with just enough detail to pique your curiosity. Jha succeeds in making the complex comprehensible, the obtuse occidentally apparent. At least if the works ends, I can say I've been entertainingly warned.
So, when I first loaded this onto the Kindle and started reading it seemed like some good speculative writing......little would I know that a few months later things seemed a lot more realistic!! I'm not going to write a big review on this. Suffice to say there are concepts and events that could lead Leggi tutto
A good place to look for problems you may want to solve through your life's work.
Buen libro de consulta. 👍
This book is one of the few non-fiction books I really enjoyed, it has some very interesting topics and detail in those topics, what it is, how it would destroy earth, when, what to do when it happens. It has some topics that I would never have thought could destroy earth, E.G. Nano technology, Leth Leggi tutto
I don't think there was a single idea in here that was new to me -- every last one of these seems to have come up on Reddit in the last 24 months or so. Bland writing. I plowed through it hoping to find something new/interesting, but it turned out to be a total waste of time.
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