The End Is Always Near
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The End Is Always Near: Apocalyptic Moments from the Bronze Age Collapse to Nuclear Near Misses
Do tough times create tougher people? Can humanity handle the power of its weapons without destroying itself? Will human technology or capabilities ever peak or regress? Why, since the dawn of time, has it always seemed as though death and destruction are waiting just around the corner?
In The End Is Always Near, Dan Carlin connects the past and future in fascinating and colourful ways, exploring a question that has hung over humanity like the sword of Damocles from the collapse of the Bronze Age to the nuclear era – that of human survival.
Combining his trademark mix of storytelling, history and thought experiments, Carlin forces us to consider what sounds like fantasy: that we might suffer the same fate as all previous civilisations. Will our world ever become a ruin for future archaeologists to dig up and explore?
This thrillingly expansive and entertaining book will make you look at the past – and future – in a completely different way.