Death By Black Hole and Other Cosmic Quandaries
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Death By Black Hole and Other Cosmic Quandaries

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Readers of his essays in Natural History magazine recognise Neil deGrasse Tyson's talent for guiding them through the mysteries of the cosmos with clarity and enthusiasm. Here, Tyson compiles his favourite essays across a myriad of 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. And "Hollywood Nights" assails the movie industry's feeble efforts to get its night skies right.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 139.7 x 205.74 x 25.4mm | 317.51g
  • WW Norton & Co
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 039335038X
  • 9780393350388
  • 5,025

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"In this highly enjoyable collection of essays, the ever charismatic astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson offers us a peek at the scientific mind in action..." -- New Scientist "[Tyson] tackles a great range of subjects... with great humor, humility, and-most important-humanity." -- Entertainment Weeklyshow more

About Neil Degrasse Tyson

Neil deGrasse Tyson is an astrophysicist with the American Museum of Natural History, director of its world-famous Hayden Planetarium, host of the hit radio and TV show StarTalk, and an award-winning author. He lives in New York City.show more

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