Death from the Skies!: The Science Behind the End of the World
  • 800 ₽
  • 720 ₽
  • Year: 2020
  • Language: Russian
  • Publisher: Альпина
  • ISBN: 9785001391128
  • Page: 404
  • Cover: hardcover

With wit, humor, and an infectious love of astronomy that could win over even the science-phobic, this fun and fascinating book reminds us that outer space is anything but remote. The scientist behind the popular website badastronomy.com, Philip Plait presents some of the most fearsome end-of-the-world calamities (for instance, incoming asteroids and planet-swallowing black holes), demystifies the scientific principles at work behind them, and gives us the odds that any of them will step out of the realm of sci-fi to disrupt our quiet corner of the cosmos. The result is a book that is both terrifying and entertaining?a tour of the violent universe we live in, written with an enthusiasm that every stargazer will appreciate.

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