La muerte llega desde el cielo: Así terminará el mundo (Ciencia) (Spanish Edition)

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With humor and wit, this astronomy guide explores some of the possible causes of an inevitable apocalypse and analyzes the probability of their occurrence. Each chapter covers a different phenomenon, from black holes to gamma-ray bursts to supernovae, and explains how it could come to pass and how life would be different if it ever did. Accessible enough for beginning astronomy students yet authoritative enough to be of interest to science buffs, this fascinating book gives a whole new perspective on the end of the world.

 

Con humor e inteligencia, esta guía de astronomía explora algunas de las causas posibles del apocalipsis inevitable y analiza la probabilidad de su incidencia. Cada capítulo cubre un fenómeno diferente, desde los agujeros negros hasta explosiones de rayos gamma y las supernovas, y explica cómo puede ocurrir y cómo la vida sería diferente si llegase a suceder. Suficientemente accesible para los estudiantes principiantes de la astronomía pero con autoridad suficiente para ser de interés a los entusiastas de la ciencia, este libro apasionante da una perspectiva nueva al fin del mundo.

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Philip Plait is an astronomer and skeptic who runs the popular blog www.badastronomy.com, which was named one of Time.com’s Best Blogs of 2009. A former physics and astronomy professor, he has been published in Astronomy, Boston Globe, and Muse. He lives in Boulder, Colorado.

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"Plait, an astronomer and author of the popular website badastronomy.com, presents in loving detail the many, many ways the human race could die, from temperature extremes and poisonous atmosphere to asteroid impacts and supernovae explosions. . . . Balancing his doomsday scenarios with enthusiastic and clear explanations of the science behind each, Plait offers a surprisingly educational and enjoyable astronomical horror show. . . . He gives readers a good scare, and then puts it in context."  —Publishers Weekly, on the English-language edition

"Fans of disaster-from-space movies such as Deep Impact or Armageddon, or of science-fiction novels like Lucifer's Hammer, will definitely want to check out this lively yet also rather scary book by a noted astronomer and creator of the clever website badastronomy.com."  —Booklist, on the English-language edition

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