As we rapidly approach the year 2012, initially brought to prominence by its now famous association with the "end of the Mayan calendar", there seems to have been a veritable avalanche of books published purporting to address the period leading up to this extremely important event.
However, due to its potential importance to all mankind, it is absolutely crucial for as many people as possible to be in full possession of all the true facts as we know them to be at this juncture, to understand their meaning and significance, and most importantly presented without any bias in line with current "new age" and similar trends.
Beyond 2012 by Geoff Stray is an absolute masterpiece of 2012 research, analysis and factual documentation, and one by which all others will be measured. Geoff has executed an absolutely brilliant, and to what most would be daunting task of thoroughly researching, analysing and presenting the facts and nothing but the facts in an extremely detailed, conscientious, impartial, professional, compelling and above all highly understandable way, without the slightest hint of personal bias or creative interpretation of the facts.
If you are looking for a book about the potential events associated with 2012, and these are events that everyone on Earth without exception should understand and be prepared for in the next few years, then Beyond 2012 is the only such book you should ever need in your library.
If you also require a book that deals with the Maya aspect of the 2012 scenarios, I would highly recommend Maya Cosmogenesis 2012: The True Meaning of the Maya Calendar End-Date by John Major Jenkins as the ideal companion book to Beyond 2012.