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How It Ends: From You to the Universe (original 2010; edition 2011)
by Chris Impey
How It Ends: From You to the Universe by Chris Impey (2010)
Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0393069850, Hardcover)
The fascinating science behind the eventual end to everything—from the individual to all existence.Although we may try to keep it tucked at the back of our minds, most of us are aware of our own mortality. But few among us know what science, with the help of insights yielded from groundbreaking new research, has to say about death on a larger scale. Enter astronomer Chris Impey, who chronicles the death of the whole shebang: individual, species, biosphere, earth, sun, Milky Way, and, finally, the entire universe.
With a healthy dose of humor, How It Ends illuminates everything from the technologies of human life extension and the evolutionary arms race between microbes and men to the inescapable dimming of the sun and the ultimate “big rip,” giving us a rare glimpse into a universe without us. 68 illustrations
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:18:45 -0400)
Using humor and insights from new research, an astronomer chronicles the death of everything, including individuals, species, the biosphere and the entire universe, and also examines technologies behind human life extension and the evolutionary arms race between microbes and men.
(summary from another edition)
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