Published by Allen Lane, 1999
Seller: Structure, Verses, Agency Books, Spray, OR, U.S.A.
Hardcover. Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. Second Printing. Stated Second Printing of the First Edition. From the publisher's blurb, "How has the Western Christian world responded in the past to repeated claims that the end of the world is nigh? How do different religions understand what is meant by the end of the world? What have science and philosophy got to say about the end of time? Why do people suffer? What is hell? Is time cyclical or linear? These are just a few questions tackled by Umberto Eco, Stephen Jay Gould, Jean Carriere and Jean-Paul Delumeau in a series of thought-provoking conversations." A superior copy inside and out, being a sterling condition hardcover copy, with unbruised tips, tight binding, and clean internals, showing only very slight shelf- and edge-wear; not ex-library, with neither underlining nor highlighting anywhere. Bright and shiny dust jacket, illustrated, showing only very minor wear, dust jacket not being price-clipped. Gift-quality condition inside and out. Contributions by Umberto Eco, Stephen Jay Gould, Jean Delumeau, and Jean-Claude Carriere, with editing by Catherine David, Frederic Lenoir and Jean-Philippe Tonnac. Translated by Ian Maclean and Roger Pearson. xii , 2-228 pp.Member, I.O.B.A., C.B.A., and adherent to the highest ethical standards. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets.