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Death by Black Hole And Other Cosmic Quandaries

Popular Science
By: Neil deGrasse Tyson(Author)
384 pages, no illustrations
A vibrant collection of essays on the cosmos from the nation's best-known astrophysicist
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  • Death by Black Hole ISBN: 9780393350388 Paperback Sep 2014 Not in stock: Usually dispatched within 6 days
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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.

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Neil deGrasse Tyson is an astrophysicist with the American Museum of Natural History and serves as the director of the Hayden Planetarium. He is the author of Origins, which was praised as "very good popular science" in The Times.

Popular Science
By: Neil deGrasse Tyson(Author)
384 pages, no illustrations
A vibrant collection of essays on the cosmos from the nation's best-known astrophysicist
Media reviews

"[Tyson] tackles a great range of subjects [...] with great humor, humility, and – most important – humanity."
Entertainment Weekly

"Dr. Tyson has a grand time dissecting certain forms of foolishness. Get it, plan to savor it"
– Angela Gunn ,

"Characteristically fun and jaunty."
Sky and Telescope

"Tyson comes across as having an excellent grasp of the current state of astrophysics, cosmology, chemistry and other scientific disciplines [...] he conveys knowledge clearly to the nonspecialist, often with ingratiating humor and wit."
– Roy E. Perry , The Tennessean

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

"[...] even more worthwhile for its sense of adventure and for showing just what science – imagination constrained by evidence – can tell us."
– Martin Ince, The Times Higher Education Supplement

" [...] the excitement glows from every page."
– New Scientist

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