The End of Days

The End of Days

Is it the end of the year, or THE END OF EVERYTHING?

Websites

Beyond 2012: Why the World Won't End
NASA's take on those end-of-the-world theories.
http://www.nasa.gov/topics/earth/features/2012.html

The Mayan Calendar
Learn about the detailed and amazingly accurate Mayan calendar.
http://www.webexhibits.org/calendars/calendar-mayan.html

TimeandDate.com: Live Countdown
Live coundown to12/21/12, the last day of the Mayan calendar!
http://www.timeanddate.com/calendar/maya-world-end.html

Snopes.com: December 2012 Blackout Warning
Find out the truth about apocalyptic rumors. Apparently, there will not be a three day blackout while Earth shifts into a new dimension.
http://www.snopes.com/science/astronomy/blackout.asp

Books

Rapture
by Lauren Kate
YA FIC KATE
The fourth & final FALLEN novel finds Luce and Daniel united under a sky darkened by the challenges and punishments they will face while struggling to rewrite history.

Is the End of the World Near? : From Crackpot Predictions to Scientific Scenarios
by Ron Miller
YA 001.9 M
Find out the science, or the lack of science, behind end-of-the-world scenarios such as pandemics, nuclear war, and asteroid strikes.

Demon Apocalypse
by Darren Shan
YA FIC SHAN
The end of the world as we know it in the war against demons.

The End of Days
by Thomas E. Sniegoski
YA FIC SNIEGOSKI
The war between Heaven and Hell rages on. Aaron, half-angel and half-human, commands the Fallen in their quest to protect humanity.

The End of the World Club
by J&P Voelkel
YA FIC VOELKEL
Max must return the long-lost Yellow Jaguar Stone to the Mayan underworld before the dreaded end of the Mayan calendar.

End of Days
by Max Turner
YA FIC TURNER
Zack is more than just an orphaned vampire – he is the subject of an ancient prophecy that relates to the End of Days.

Once
by Anna Carey
YA FIC CAREY
Eve flees the cruel king of her postapocalyptic world.

Mayan Mythology
by Stephen Currie
YA 398.2 C
Discusses various Mayan myths, with background information describing the history, geography, religious beliefs, and values of the culture that created the mythology.

Doomsday Scenarios
ed. Noah Berlatsky
YA 001.9 D
Essays offer opposing opinions on whether predictions of the end of the world should be taken seriously, on religiously based ideas of the end of the world, and on the ways humans might bring about or prevent global disasters.
 

Cool (and Free) Stuff To Do in Brooklyn

Brooklyn Based
Stay on top of what’s happening in the hippest borough.
http://brooklynbased.com/blog/category/events/

Ice Skating in New York City
http://gonyc.about.com/od/iceskatinginnyc/Ice_Skating_in_New_York_City.htm

Dyker Heights Holiday Lights
Check out the  best light show in New York City for free in the Dyker Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn.
http://gonyc.about.com/od/christmassights/p/dyker_lights.htm

Holiday Windows at New York City Department Stores
http://gonyc.about.com/od/christmassights/tp/holiday_windows.htm

Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Visitors Guide
http://gonyc.about.com/od/christmassights/p/rockcentertree.htm

New Year's Eve Ball Drop in Times Square
http://gonyc.about.com/od/newyearseve/a/nye_ball_drop.htm