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'Loyal readers of the monthly \"Universe\" essays inNatural Historymagazine have long recognized Neil deGrasse Tyson\'s talent for guiding them through the mysteries of the cosmos with stunning clarity and almost childlike enthusiasm. Here, Tyson compiles his favorite essays across a myriad of cosmic topics. The title essay introduces readers to the physics of black holes by explaining the gory details of what would happen to your body if you fell into one. \"Holy Wars\" examines the needless friction between science and religion in the context of historical conflicts. \"The Search for Life in the Universe\" explores astral life from the frontiers of astrobiology. And \"Hollywood Nights\" assails the movie industry\'s feeble efforts to get its night skies right.

Known for his ability to blend content, accessibility, and humor, Tyson is a natural teacher who simplifies some of the most complex concepts in astrophysics while simultaneously sharing his infectious excitement about our universe.'

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'One of today"s best popularizers of science."Kirkus Reviews

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A vibrant collection of essays on the cosmos from the nation's best-known astrophysicist. "One of today's best popularizers of science."--

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Tyson compiles his favorite essays, which were first published in a monthly column in "Natural History." One of the worlds best-known astrophysicists, he is at his best here, as a natural teacher who simplifies the complexities of science while sharing his infectious excitement for our universe.

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Loyal readers of the monthly "Universe" essays in Natural History magazine have long recognized Neil deGrasse Tyson's talent for guiding them through the mysteries of the cosmos with stunning clarity and almost childlike enthusiasm. Here, Tyson compiles his favorite essays across a myriad of cosmic topics. The title essay introduces readers to the physics of black holes by explaining the gory details of what would happen to your body if you fell into one. "Holy Wars" examines the needless friction between science and religion in the context of historical conflicts. "The Search for Life in the Universe" explores astral life from the frontiers of astrobiology. And "Hollywood Nights" assails the movie industry's feeble efforts to get its night skies right.

Known for his ability to blend content, accessibility, and humor, Tyson is a natural teacher who simplifies some of the most complex concepts in astrophysics while simultaneously sharing his infectious excitement about our universe.

About the Author

Neil deGrasse Tyson is an astrophysicist with the American Museum of Natural History, director of the world-famous Hayden Planetarium, a monthly columnist for Natural History, and an award-winning author. He has begun production of a new Cosmos series, premiering in early 2013. He lives in New York City.

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Chaim, February 2, 2010 (view all comments by Chaim)
Extraordinary descriptive explanations of the present scientific understanding of the cosmos, its evolution and development and the historic process from which our cosmological view has been developed. Chapter 22's description of the evolution of elements from basics physics into the intragalactic development of organic molecules is worth the price of the hardbound.
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Extraordinary descriptive explanations of the cosmos, its evolution and development and the historic process from which it has been developed. Chapter 22's description of the evolution of elements from basics physics into the intragalactic development of organic molecules is worth the price of the hardbound.
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ISBN:
9780393330168
Author:
Tyson, Neil Degrasse
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Author:
Tyson, Neil de Grasse
Author:
Degrasse Tyson, Neil
Subject:
Astrophysics & Space Science
Subject:
Astronomy - General
Subject:
Cosmology
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Astronomy
Subject:
Solar system
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20071131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
20.32 x 13.97 x 2.54 mm 0.3 kg

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"Synopsis" by , 'One of today"s best popularizers of science."Kirkus Reviews
"Synopsis" by , A vibrant collection of essays on the cosmos from the nation's best-known astrophysicist. "One of today's best popularizers of science."--
"Synopsis" by , Tyson compiles his favorite essays, which were first published in a monthly column in "Natural History." One of the worlds best-known astrophysicists, he is at his best here, as a natural teacher who simplifies the complexities of science while sharing his infectious excitement for our universe.
"Synopsis" by , Loyal readers of the monthly "Universe" essays in Natural History magazine have long recognized Neil deGrasse Tyson's talent for guiding them through the mysteries of the cosmos with stunning clarity and almost childlike enthusiasm. Here, Tyson compiles his favorite essays across a myriad of cosmic topics. The title essay introduces readers to the physics of black holes by explaining the gory details of what would happen to your body if you fell into one. "Holy Wars" examines the needless friction between science and religion in the context of historical conflicts. "The Search for Life in the Universe" explores astral life from the frontiers of astrobiology. And "Hollywood Nights" assails the movie industry's feeble efforts to get its night skies right.

Known for his ability to blend content, accessibility, and humor, Tyson is a natural teacher who simplifies some of the most complex concepts in astrophysics while simultaneously sharing his infectious excitement about our universe.
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