Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries
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Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries


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 clarity and enthusiasm. Bringing together more than forty of Tyson's favorite essays, ?Death by Black Hole? explores a myriad of cosmic topics, from what it would be like to be inside a black hole to the movie industry's feeble efforts to get its night skies right. One of America's best-known astrophysicists, Tyson is a natural teacher who simplifies the complexities of astrophysics while sharing his infectious fascination for our universe.

Title:Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:384 pages

    Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries Reviews

  • Samadrita
    Feb 19, 2014

    Neil deGrasse Tyson is a force to reckon with. But he is not Carl Sagan. While Sagan must have smiled down kindly on your meek acknowledgement of ignorance regarding, say, black holes, Tyson will have...

  • Brad
    Apr 01, 2017

    This is a very fun read for all you science nerds... not only being clear and humorous but wide-ranging and careful to build up a number of those necessary building blocks of knowledge but doing it pr...

  • Chloe
    Nov 09, 2009

    Within my skull, where all of those vital pieces of data surrounding science are supposed to be stored, there is instead a vast beaker-shaped void of ignorance. In high school, while we were supposed ...

  • Chris
    Apr 22, 2009

    I have often lamented the passing of my favorite popular scientist, Carl Sagan, by talking about how necessary he is right now. We are at a point in our history where scientific illiteracy is growing,...

  • Jocelyn
    Oct 29, 2012

    I don't think I can properly explain how much I love this book, but I'll try.Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries is a collection of essays Tyson wrote for Natural History, a magazine dedi...

  • Maria
    Oct 01, 2007

    I have one last section to go (Religion and Science), but my main points won't be affected by it.Death By Black Hole provides, especially in the first couple of sections, a really good outline of vari...

  • Mohamed al-Jamri
    Feb 21, 2016

    هذا الكتاب الرائع هو عبارة عن مجموعة من المقالات المطولة التي كتبها نيل تايسون خلال الفترة بين ١٩٩٥ و٢٠٠٥. وعل...

  • David
    Dec 30, 2009

    As a scientist, at first I was rather bored by this book. I was not learning anything new, and not gaining new insights into astronomy.But, as I read further, it just hit me--this book is tremendously...

  • Stephanie
    Jul 21, 2011

    Blinded by scienceEinstein, Io, comet tails Information glutI consider myself an intelligent person. I also find science fascinating. I'm just not sure what happen between me and Death by Black Hole: ...

  • Brendon Schrodinger
    Jun 23, 2013

    Neil is without doubt one of the greatest scientific communicators alive. He is erudite and hilarious with no apparent effort and can always bring the 'wow'.I enjoy his podcast and have probably watch...

About Neil deGrasse Tyson

Neil deGrasse Tyson

Neil deGrasse Tyson was born and raised in New York City where he was educated in the public schools clear through his graduation from the Bronx High School of Science. Tyson went on to earn his BA in Physics from Harvard and his PhD in Astrophysics from Columbia.Tyson's professional research interests are broad, but include star formation, exploding stars, dwarf galaxies, and the structure of our