Doomsday 2012 : The Maya Calendar and the History of the End of the World. / Catherine Zuckerman.
- ISBN: 9781426210068 (electronic bk)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource
- Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2012.
On December 21, 2012 the world comes to an end according to proponents of the Maya Calendar doomsday club. The blockbuster 2008 movie "2012" showed chaos and destruction of these end times. Predictions include a god coming to Earth, a magnetic polar reversal, the heating of the earth, widespread catastrophe, and utter destruction. The Maya calendar started on August 11, 3114 BCE (corresponding date in the proleptic Gregorian calendar) and will end on December 21 2012. Will it be Armageddon or just another day? The believers are making survival preparations and turning to religious leaders for guidance and solace. Follow National Geographic through the maze of doomsday prophets, cult leaders, and international and historic end times teachings to understand the science behind the Maya calendar and the phenomenon of Armageddon predictions. Scientists and historians know that end-of-days thinking has occurred throughout time around the world. Norse mythology...
Electronic reproduction. New York : National Geographic, 2012. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 5873 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
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