A glimpse of the future - physicsworld.com: "As they gaze back in time, their giant telescopes collecting light that has travelled from distant stars and galaxies for millions or even billions of years, astronomers can sometimes seem fixated with the past. Chris Impey is different. Although the University of Arizona astronomer acknowledges that 'science mostly answers the question of how things got the way they are', in his latest book he is chiefly interested in the future. After all, he concedes, if we focus only on the past, 'our job is only half done, as every good story needs an ending'.
This is the premise of How It Ends, and a compelling premise it is, too – after all, we are all fundamentally curious about how things end. In addition to its focus on the future, the book is also unusual in its field of study; Impey considers not just the ultimate fate of stars and galaxies, but also of everything there is, from the smallest earthbound microbes to the entire universe. Hence the scope of the book is vast, criss-crossing disciplines such as biology, biochemistry, geology, physics, astronomy and cosmology."