Apocalypse: A History of the End of Time
The ancient Egyptians would have known it as the sixth day of Pachon. The Mayans named it 4 Ahau 3 Kankin. To us it is 21 December, 2012. On this day, it is said, the world will come to an end.
This is not the first time we've been told that our time is up. And - touch wood - it probably won't be the last.
Religious and secular, past and present - Apocalypse covers each and every one of our prophesized dooms: featuring asteroids, Antichrists, solar flares, Singularities, Utopias, UFOs, Zoroastrians and Zapotecs, to mention but a small few.
The result is a thorough history of one the most fascinating threads of our cultural existence: spanning from the first warnings of our ancient ancestors, to the contemporary (yet equally glum) forecasts for our future.
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This book has some weaknesses, especially in getting started, in that it presents biblical stories as history, stories that are not certain to be historical. A simple note on that fact would have ... Read full review