Apocalypse: A History of the End of Time.

Greer, John Michael.

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Outlines the history behind the apocalypse and how certain ideas keep being recycled over the centuries, and cheerfully debunks the outlandish ideas regarding the end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it that have cropped up worryingly often during the last few thousand years.


SKU: 9781780870403


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.

Book Details

Author Greer, John Michael.
Format PB
Publisher Quercus Publishing Plc
Imprint Quercus Publishing Plc
Number of Pages 272
Publish Date 26/04/2012
Catalogue Oct18
Catalogue book number 250