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Popular Magic: Cunning-folk in English History
Owen Davies
Supernatural: Meetings with the Ancient Teachers of Mankind
Graham Hancock, Rick Strassman, Roy Watling
When Prophecy Fails: A Social and Psychological Study of a Modern Group that Predicted the Destruction of the World
Leon Festinger, Henry W. Riecken, Stanley Schachter
Madame Tussaud: and the History of Waxworks
Pamela M. Pilbeam
Doomsday Handbook: 50 Ways the World Could End - Alok Jha

Interesting. Most of the scenarios or 'threats' were not new to me. Some were more worrisome than others. Personally, desertification and peak water are always going to concern me more than runaway nano technology, or an eventual collision with the Andromeda galaxy.


The writing was good with some beautiful descriptions of the universe, galaxies and dying stars. The death of our our sun, passing from red giant to white dwarf, was written so well I could see it all in my mind's eye--hence the rating of 4 stars, rather than 3, for content alone.


I'd also recommend this for anyone who is thinking of writing an apocalyptic, post apocalyptic, or dystopian novel, along with my favourite book of 2012: The World Without Us by Alan Weisman.