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Apocalypse 2012: A Scientific Investigation into Civilization's End | [Lawrence E. Joseph]

Apocalypse 2012: A Scientific Investigation into Civilization's End

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.
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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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    04-05-07 Member Since 2003
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    "pop science"

    Urban legends and pop science do not make "A Scientific Investigation".
    Although parts are interesting, maybe even entertaining, it is not a credible study.
    Save your money.

    7 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Charlie San Luis Obispo, CA, United States 08-12-12
    Charlie San Luis Obispo, CA, United States 08-12-12 Member Since 2006
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    "Garbage"
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    Written and read like a high school journalism student. Selective use of data to back scenarios. Leaves out details that would contradict. It's already 2012 and a lot of the predictions made haven't happened.

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    Jenifer BEDFORD, TX, United States 08-10-10
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    "Great reading"

    Very insigtful. Enjoyed every momemt of the book. Gave scientific reasonings behind concerns of 2012. Also included the different ancient prophacies and how they are similar and how the are different.

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    Max Manalapan, NJ, United States 05-08-08
    Max Manalapan, NJ, United States 05-08-08 Member Since 2002
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    "Not reasonable tale..."

    There is an old joke about reasoning, logic and facts:

    The bartender asks the guy if he knows what logic is?
    The guy says - "no".
    So, he asks him if he got matches in his pocket?
    The guy says - "yes".
    "Well," explains bartender - "If you have matches, then maybe you are a smoker, and if you are a smoker, then maybe some times you go to the bar, and if you go out regularly then maybe some day you'll meet a nice girl, and you'll marry her, and you'll have kids...Got it?"
    Guy walks to his friend, and asks him if he got matches?
    "No" - answers a friend.
    "That means you'll never have kids!" - says the guy.

    The point of this joke here, is that the author uses same "logic" in this book.
    I'm not a "fact hunter", but books like this one MUST present the correct information.

    3 of 14 people found this review helpful
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