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Origins: Fourteen Billion Years of Cosmic Evolutionby Neil Degrasse Tyson
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Origin's explores cosmic science's stunning new insights into the formation and evolution of our universe- of the cosmos, of galaxies and galaxy clusters, of stars within galaxies, of orbiting planets, and of different forms of life. Distill s] complex science in clear and lively prose. -Scientific American Book Club...The most informative, congenial and accessible general look at cosmology to come along since Carl Sagan's Cosmos 27 years ago, says Publishers Weekly. The tone is informational, aimed at high clarity, and laced with giddy humor . . . general readers of every stripe will benefit from the authors' sophisticated, deeply knowledgeable presentation. If the casual book buyer purchases one science book this year, this should be the one. Introduces the vibrant general-interest literature about individual post-Sagan advances in astronomy and cosmology.-Gilbert Taylor, Booklist... Drawing on the current crosspollination of geology, biology, and astrophysics, Origins makes the astonishing astronomical discoveries of recent years come alive (Michael D. Lemonick).
Drawing on the current cross-pollination of geology, biology, and astrophysics, makes "the astonishing astronomical discoveries of recent years come alive (Michael D. Lemonick).
"An accessible and extremely well-written exploration of the deep waters of cosmology, astrophysics, and exobiology."--?
Our true origins are not just human, or even terrestrial, but in fact cosmic. Drawing on recent scientific breakthroughs and the current cross-pollination among geology, biology, astrophysics, and cosmology, ? explains the soul-stirring leaps in our understanding of the cosmos. From the first image of a galaxy birth to Spirit Rover's exploration of Mars, to the discovery of water on one of Jupiter's moons, coauthors Neil deGrasse Tyson and Donald Goldsmith conduct a galvanizing tour of the cosmos with clarity and exuberance.
ORIGINS explores cosmic science's stunning new insights into the formation and evolution of our universe--of the cosmos, of galaxies and galaxy clusters, of stars within galaxies, of planets that orbit those stars, and of different forms of life that take us back to the first three seconds and forward through three billion years of life on Earth to today's search for life on other planets. Drawing on the current cross-pollination of geology, biology, and astrophysics, Origins explains the thrilling daily breakthroughs in our knowledge of the universe from dark energy to life on Mars to the mysteries of space and time. Distilling complex science in clear and lively prose, coauthors Neil deGrasse Tyson and Donald Goldsmith conduct a galvanizing tour of the cosmos revealing what the universe has been up to while turning part of itself into us.
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