History's Worst Predictions : and the People Who Made Them

Author(s): Eric Chaline

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History's Worst Predictions is a lighthearted look at fifty of the grandest predictions the world has seen - and how they proved to be spectacularly wrong. Every aspect of human life - religion, politics, science, economy, culture and war - has provided material for the most far-fetched and inaccurate of predictions. The book asks why we are still here, given that the end of the world has been foretold over 200 times, including: for 1833 by William Miller, who claimed to be in direct contact with God, and for 1997 by Nostradamus, king of the poor prediction. This beautifully illustrated, full-colour volume contains photographs and maps that bring each chapter to life, depicting the people and institutions responsible for some of the most infamous predictions in human history.

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Eric Chaline's previous publications include The Book of Gods and Goddesses: A Visual Directory of Ancient and Modern Deities, Traveller's Guide to the Ancient World: Ancient Greece, History's Worst Inventions and History's Worst Deceptions.

General Fields

  • : 9781741969887
  • : Murdoch Books
  • : Pier 9
  • : July 2011
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 256
  • : Eric Chaline
  • : Paperback