celebrate the year of the mayan apocalypse in style with megacatastrophes!, as dr david darling and dr dirk schulze-makuch delve into the amazing science of the end of the world. could it be the asteroid hurtling towards us from outer space, or a super-volcano covering the earth under a cloud of ash; black holes gobbling up the solar system, or a tiny army of nanobots in a deranged feeding frenzy? oh, and don't forget there's always the risk of alien invasion. rating the likelihood of each potential disaster, david and dirk provide the best guide to the worst that could happen, and explore what we could do to save our souls. so sit down, face the inevitable, and prepare to discover the nine weirdest ways we could all go to meet our maker. .