Non-Fiction Books:

Death by Black Hole

And Other Cosmic Quandaries

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Death by Black Hole by Neil deGrasse Tyson
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A vibrant collection of essays on the cosmos from the nation's best-known astrophysicist. 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.

Author Biography

Neil deGrasse Tyson is an astrophysicist with the American Museum of Natural History, director of the world-famous Hayden Planetarium, host of the 2014 television series Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, and an award-winning author. He lives in New York City.
Release date NZ
January 17th, 2007
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
WW Norton & Co
Pages
384
Dimensions
152x218x33
ISBN-13
9780393062243
Product ID
2085613

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