BOOK REVIEW: Dialogues on 2012: Why the World Will Not End by Christopher Keating

Review by Tina Hesman Saey

By Science News, 13:02 PM June 28, 2012

If you’re waiting for an apocalypse on December 21, 2012, you’re in for a big disappointment, says Keating. The physicist’s book aims to reassure people that the world is not going to end, educate them about why and entertain along the way. He succeeds on all fronts.

Keating pays homage to Galileo’s 1630s best seller Discourse on Two New Sciences with another three-way conversation between friends. Galileo’s book was a discussion about science between two philosophers and a layman that took...

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