Boom!: The Violent Supernovas, Galactic Explosions, and Earthly Mayhem that Shook our Universe (Paperback)Bob Berman (author)
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Looking at the night sky, you'd be forgiven for thinking it's all quiet up there in space. But you'd be wrong. Extreme events are forever unfolding: galaxies explode, cosmic debris hurtles through the heavens and our own Milky Way is on a collision course with the giant Andromeda galaxy.
Mayhem moulded the cosmos, shaped life on Earth and at times threatened to end it. With an enduring sense of wonder, through cataclysms great and small, Bob Berman presents a destructive history of our universe.
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
Number of pages: 320
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 23 mm
`Fascinating, terrifying and entertaining in equal measure, this is an expert guide to the deadliest hazards in the universe, on Earth and beyond.' -- Paul Parsons, science journalist and author
`This lively menagerie of astrophysical oddities will entertain any reader who's ever wondered what the biggest, most dangerous "bangs" in the universe might be.' * Publishers Weekly *
`Berman writes with verve and vigour...a pleasing excursion into the hows and whys of how the universe - our universe, anyway - took shape and how it works - except when it doesn't.' * Kirkus *
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