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The White Tiger
Aravind Adiga
And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks
Jack Kerouac, William S. Burroughs
Haruki Murakami
The Bachman Books: Four Early Novels by Stephen King
Stephen King, Richard Bachman
The Complete Stories
Franz Kafka
Jay Rubin, Philip Gabriel, Haruki Murakami
The Divine Comedy: Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradiso
Dante Alighieri, Robin Kirkpatrick, Eric Drooker
The Purgatorio (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Dante Alighieri, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Peter Bondanella, Julia Conaway Bondanella
The Interpretation of Dreams (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Sigmund Freud, A.A. Brill, Daniel T. O'Hara, Gina Masucci MacKenzie

Apocalypse 2012: A Scientific Investigation into Civilization's End

Apocalypse 2012: A Scientific Investigation into Civilization's End - Lawrence E. Joseph 2012 has been a pretty big topic recently. Everyone is a little worried about the world ending, even though some people don't like to admit it. Trying to talk about 2012 is always difficult, because the truth is, most people don't know the actual facts behind it. Most of what we know is obscure references to Mayan prophesies and Doomsday conspiracies. I was very interested in the topic, so I decided to pick up this non-fiction book that actually laid out the facts of 2012. For the most part, it was easy reading. Some of it was very scientific and difficult to digest, but for the most part, the author did a very good job of keeping the text entertaining with snippets of travel memoir and even a little humor. The book is fairly no-nonsense, it's scientific rather than being new-agey like other books about 2012, and because of that, it makes the apocalypse sound sane and feasible. There are many different theories described, but it's left up to the reader to decide which is the most likely to occur.