Apocalypse : A History of the End of Time Paperback / softback
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.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 272 pages
- Publisher: Quercus Publishing
- Publication Date: 26/04/2012
- Category: Social & cultural history
- ISBN: 9781780870403
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