Death from the Skies

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Death from the Skies!
Hardcover of Death from the Skies!
Author Philip C. Plait
Subject Astronomy
Publisher Viking Adult
Publication date
October 16, 2008
Pages 336
ISBN 978-0670019977
OCLC 213308770

Death from the Skies!: These Are The Ways The World Will End is a book by the American astronomer Phil Plait, also known as "the Bad Astronomer". The book was released in 2008 and explores the various ways in which the human race could be rendered extinct by astronomical phenomena. It covers various astronomical events, such as asteroid impacts, supernovae explosions, solar flares and gamma ray bursts. Plait explains the science behind each event and the odds of it occurring in our lifetimes.


The book has had positive editorial reviews by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, neuroscientist Simon LeVay, author Daniel H. Wilson and MythBusters host Adam Savage.[1]


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