Lucifer in the Sky with Dinosaurs

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Science  08 Nov 2002:
Vol. 298, Issue 5596, pp. 1178
DOI: 10.1126/science.1076840

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The Prophet and the Astronomer. A Scientific Journey to the End of Time. Marcelo Gleiser. Norton, New York, 2002. 272 pp. $26.95, C$38.99. ISBN 0-393-04987-6.

In this account of cosmology for the nonspecialist, Gleiser focuses on apocalyptic ideas in science and religion and on the scientific inspiration humans have drawn from their spiritual yearnings.