Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries

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.

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  • 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 ...

  • 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,...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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

  • 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...

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  • 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...

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