Tag: Catastrophes

Global Catastrophes and Trends: The Next Fifty Years (Hardcover)

Review “At home alike in both the natural and human sciences, the author gives an incisive analysis of the way change occurs both in terms of unpredictable discontinuities and gradually unfolding trends. His treatment of trends over the next fifty years is especially interesting, and his pages on America’s ‘retreat’ informed and convincing. Smil offers […]

The Cycle of Cosmic Catastrophes: How a Stone-Age Comet Changed the Course of World Culture (Paperback)

Review “The Cycle of Cosmic Catastrophes tells a fascinating, remarkable, and scientifically convincing story that will change how we look at our world. The important conclusion that catastrophes like this could happen again at any time should inspire a united global effort to confront this serious danger to Earth.” (Prof. Anders Nilsson, Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory, […]