End Times: A Brief Guide to the End of the World: Asteroids, Super Volcanoes, Rogue Robots, and More

End Times: A Brief Guide to the End of the World: Asteroids, Super Volcanoes, Rogue Robots, and More

What is going to cause our extinction?

How can we save ourselves and our future?

End Times answers the most important questions facing humankind
End Times is a compelling work of skilled reportage that peels back the layers of complexity around the unthinkable-and inevitable-end of humankind. From asteroids and artificial intelligence to volcanic supereruption to nuclear war, 15-year veteran science reporter and TIME editor Bryan Walsh provides a stunning panoramic view of the most catastrophic threats to the human race.
In End Times, Walsh examines threats that emerge from nature and those of our own making: asteroids, supervolcanoes, nuclear war, climate change, disease pandemics, biotechnology, artificial intelligence, and extraterrestrial intelligence. Walsh details the true probability of these world-ending catastrophes, the impact on our lives were they to happen, and the best strategies for saving ourselves, all pulled from his rigorous and deeply thoughtful reporting and research.
Walsh goes into the room with the men and women whose job it is to imagine the unimaginable. He includes interviews with those on the front lines of prevention, actively working to head off existential threats in biotechnology labs and government hubs. Guided by Walsh's evocative, page-turning prose, we follow scientific stars like the asteroid hunters at NASA and the disease detectives on the trail of the next killer virus.
Walsh explores the danger of apocalypse in all forms. In the end, it will be the depth of our knowledge, the height of our imagination, and our sheer will to survive that will decide the future.

Title:End Times: A Brief Guide to the End of the World: Asteroids, Super Volcanoes, Rogue Robots, and More
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780316449618
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    End Times: A Brief Guide to the End of the World: Asteroids, Super Volcanoes, Rogue Robots, and More Reviews

  • Grumpus

    The grumpus23 (23-word commentary)The demise of humanity. Asteroid? Volcano? Nuclear? Climate change? Disease? Biotechnology? Artificial Intelligence? Aliens? Excessive political editorializing not ap...

  • Lissa

    So a strange thing happened while reading this book.  While reading a chapter about the possibility and consequences of an asteroid striking the Earth, I happened upon a news story about an asteroid ...

  • Dan Graser

    It is one of the fundamental shortcomings and arrogance of the human psyche to always imagine that your own generation is the one likely to see the end times. Never mind the fact that everyone who has...

  • Steve

    Interesting look at possible apocalypses I enjoyed this book. Despite the subject matter, Bryan Walsh manages to incorporate appropriate humor. Walsh also puts himself into the story, which I generall...

  • Rama

    An interesting perspective for the future of the planet The author offers an interesting view for the future from a variety of catastrophes; asteroid impact, volcanoes, nuclear war, climate change, di...

  • Kaitlyn

    End Times was my first glimpse into a book outside of my comfort zone. I've never read beyond fiction, but this was just so interesting. It's no unknown fact that the world is bound to come to an end ...

  • Brent Alley

    I read this mainly because I won in the giveaway. I've mainly been reading fantasy so this was a break in between the wheel of time series and it was a good break. It was really interesting. The autho...

  • Kathy

    End Times: A Brief Guide to the End of the World by Bryan Walsh (a former Time magazine editor and foreign correspondent) is nothing short of brilliant!In this thoroughly engrossing and compelling rea...

  • Marsha

    You'd think a book about the many ways the world could end would be depressing, but this isn't. It's highly readable and informative and there's even well-placed humour! From an alien invasion to aste...

  • Peter Mcloughlin

    I literally feel sick after reading this book. It is not the author's fault it is the subject matter. Essentially there are six ways to Sunday it all could end some by nature some or (more likely) by...