In the 21st century, there's no shortage of candidates for catastrophe. Climate change, killer asteroids or a cyborg power grab; how will the world end? And what exactly can we do about it? Fear not. "The Rough Guide to Surviving the End of the World" is a light-hearted but scientifically thorough look at the threats to human existence. It covers many plausible apocalyptic scenarios, including out-of-control technology, massive natural disasters, overpopulation, and threats from space, among others. This is the ultimate guide to have on hand when the unthinkable happens.