The End of the World as We Know It

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From religious tomes to current folk prophesies, recorded history reveals a plethora of narratives predicting or showcasing the end of the world. The incident at Waco, the subway bombing by the Japanese cult Aum Supreme Truth, and the tragedy at Jonestown are just a few examples of such apocalyptic scenarios. And these are not isolated incidents; millions of Americans today believe the end of the world is inevitable, either by a divinely ordained plan, nuclear catastrophe, extraterrestrial invasion, or gradual environmental ...

The End of the World as We Know It 1999, New York University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780814793480

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The End of the World as We Know It 1997, New York University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780814792834

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