But at the same time he was setting up a telescope on winter nights, taking an advanced astronomy course at the Hayden Planetarium, and spending a summer vacation at an astronomy camp in the Mojave Desert. Eventually, his scientific curiosity prevailed, and he went on to graduate in physics from Harvard and to earn a Ph.
D. In 1996, he became the director of the Hayden Planetarium, where some twenty-five years earlier he had been awed by the spectacular vista in the sky theater. Tyson pays tribute to the key teachers and mentors who recognized his precocious interests and abilities, and helped him succeed. He intersperses personal reminiscences with thoughts on scientific literacy, careful science vs.
Media hype, what science can and cannot say about the existence of God, and many other interesting insights about science, the possibility that a meteor could someday hit the Earth, society, dealing with society’s racial stereotypes, and the nature of the universe. Now available in paperback with a new preface and other additions, this engaging memoir will enlighten and inspire an appreciation of astronomy and the wonders of our universe.
In astrophysics from Columbia. A unique chronicle of a young man who at one time was both nerd and jock, Tyson’s memoir could well inspire other similarly curious youngsters to pursue their dreams. Like many athletic kids he played baseball, won medals in track and swimming, and was captain of his high school wrestling team.
Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier
No astronauts will be launched in an american craft, until the 2020s, from American soil, and NASA may soon find itself eclipsed by other countries’ space programs. With his signature wit and thought-provoking insights, neil deGrasse Tyson―one of our foremost thinkers on all things space―illuminates the past, present, and future of space exploration and brilliantly reminds us why NASA matters now as much as ever.
For america to maintain its status as a global leader and a technological innovator, he explains, we must regain our enthusiasm and curiosity about what lies beyond our world. Provocative, humorous, space chronicles represents the best of Tyson’s recent commentary, and wonderfully readable, including a must-read prologue on NASA and partisan politics.
Reflecting on topics that range from scientific literacy to space-travel missteps, Tyson gives us an urgent, clear-eyed, and ultimately inspiring vision for the future. W. After decades of global primacy, NASA has ended the space-shuttle program, cutting off its access to space. W. Norton & Company. As tyson reveals, exploring the space frontier can profoundly enrich many aspects of our daily lives, from education systems and the economy to national security and morale.
A compelling appeal, at just the right time, for continuing to look up. Air & spaceamerica’s space program is at a turning point.
Origins: Fourteen Billion Years of Cosmic Evolution
32 pages of color illustrations W. Norton & Company. From the first image of a galaxy birth to spirit rover's exploration of Mars, to the discovery of water on one of Jupiter's moons, coauthors Neil deGrasse Tyson and Donald Goldsmith conduct a galvanizing tour of the cosmos with clarity and exuberance. Tyson and goldsmith?” ―michio kaku, author of Hyperspace and Parallel Worlds Our true origins are not just human, or even terrestrial, but in fact cosmic.
Who can ask for better cosmic tour guides to the universe than Drs. W. W w norton Company. Drawing on recent scientific breakthroughs and the current cross-pollination among geology, and cosmology, astrophysics, biology, ?Origins? explains the soul-stirring leaps in our understanding of the cosmos.
The Pluto Files: The Rise and Fall of America's Favorite Planet
Norton & Company. It is the most exciting book about Pluto you will ever read in your life. Jon stewart when the rose center for earth and space at the american Museum of Natural History reclassified Pluto as an icy comet, the New York Times proclaimed on page one, "Pluto Not a Planet? Only in New York. Immediately, professionals, the public, and press were choosing sides over Pluto's planethood.
W w norton Company. Pluto is entrenched in our cultural and emotional view of the cosmos, and Neil deGrasse Tyson, award-winning author and director of the Rose Center, is on a quest to discover why. He stood at the heart of the controversy over Pluto's demotion, and consequently Plutophiles have freely shared their opinions with him, including endless hate mail from third-graders.
W. With his inimitable wit, describes the oversized characters of the people who study them, Tyson delivers a minihistory of planets, and recounts how America's favorite planet was ousted from the cosmic hub. The new york times bestseller: "You gotta read this. Color illustrations W. W w norton Company.
Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries
W w norton Company. Norton & Company. 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. With great humor, humility, and―most important― humanity.
Entertainment weekly 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. W. W. Norton & Company. 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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StarTalk: Everything You Ever Need to Know About Space Travel, Sci-Fi, the Human Race, the Universe, and Beyond
National geographic. W w norton Company. W. This illustrated companion to the popular podcast and National Geographic Channel show is an eye-opening journey for anyone curious about our universe, space, astronomy and the complexities of the cosmos. For decades, beloved astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has interpreted science with a combination of brainpower and charm that resonates with fans everywhere.
Norton & Company. W. This pioneering, provocative book brings together the best of StarTalk, his beloved podcast and television show devoted to solving the most confounding mysteries of Earth, space, and what it means to be human. Filled with brilliant sidebars, vivid photography, and unforgettable quotes from Tyson and his brilliant cohort of science and entertainment luminaries, StarTalk will help answer all of your most pressing questions about our world—from how the brain works to the physics of comic book superheroes.
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Merlin's Tour of the Universe: A Skywatcher's Guide to Everything from Mars and Quasars to Comets, Planets, Blue Moons, and Werewolves
Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! W w norton Company. Norton & Company. Tracking provided on most orders. Norton & Company. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. W. W w norton Company. Condition: New. W. Isbn13: 9780385488358. The problem arises when you return to Earth, which will have moved several hundred thousand years into the future and everyone will have forgotten about you.
A timeless book for lovers of the universe by one of its greatest lights. From the #1 new york times bestselling author of Astrophysics for People in a Hurry comes a fascinating guide to the most popular questions about the universe. In neil de grasse tyson's delightful tour of the galaxies, his fictional character Merlin responds to popular astronomy questions asked by adults and children alike.
Were you to embark on such an adventure you could conceivably age as little as you wish, depending of course, on your exact speed. Merlin, including da vinci, magellan, a visitor from planet omniscia in the Andromeda Galaxy, Einstein, Doppler, has been friends with many of the most important scientific figures of the past, and Hubble—and he often recounts his conversations with these historical figures in his explanations.
Merlin's illuminating answers feature a unique combination of wit and poetry along with serious science explained in refreshingly clear, reader-friendly language. Dear merlin: can a person cross our galaxy in a spaceship during one human lifespan?Merlin: In 1905, Merlin's good friend Albert Einstein introduced the "Special Theory of Relativity, " which predicts that time will tick slower and slower the faster you travel.
Astrophysics for People in a Hurry
W. Norton & Company. Over a year on the new York Times bestseller list and more than a million copies sold. W. Norton & Company. Isbn13: 9780385488358. Condition: New. W w norton Company. The essential universe, from our most celebrated and beloved astrophysicist. What is the nature of space and time? how do we fit within the universe? How does the universe fit within us? There’s no better guide through these mind-expanding questions than acclaimed astrophysicist and best-selling author Neil deGrasse Tyson.
But today, few of us have time to contemplate the cosmos. W. W w norton Company. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! Tracking provided on most orders. W. National geographic. So tyson brings the universe down to Earth succinctly and clearly, with sparkling wit, in tasty chapters consumable anytime and anywhere in your busy day.
While you wait for your morning coffee to brew, the train, from quarks to quantum mechanics, for the bus, Astrophysics for People in a Hurry will reveal just what you need to be fluent and ready for the next cosmic headlines: from the Big Bang to black holes, or a plane to arrive, and from the search for planets to the search for life in the universe.
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Welcome to the Universe: An Astrophysical Tour
How do stars live and die? why did pluto lose its planetary status? what are the prospects of intelligent life elsewhere in the universe? How did the universe begin? Why is it expanding and why is its expansion accelerating? Is our universe alone or part of an infinite multiverse? Answering these and many other questions, the authors open your eyes to the wonders of the cosmos, sharing their knowledge of how the universe works.
Breathtaking in scope and stunningly illustrated throughout, Welcome to the Universe is for those who hunger for insights into our evolving universe that only world-class astrophysicists can provide. Richard gott taught together at princeton, stars, this book covers it all―from planets, wormholes, and galaxies to black holes, and time travel.
Describing the latest discoveries in astrophysics, the informative and entertaining narrative propels you from our home solar system to the outermost frontiers of space. Inspired by the enormously popular introductory astronomy course that Neil deGrasse Tyson, Michael A. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee.
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Tyson pursued his interest in astronomy and studied to be an astrophysicist. The universe was calling him. Have you ever stared into the night sky, full of stars and planets? As a kid, Neil deGrasse Tyson was star-struck when he first visited a planetarium. Tracking provided on most orders. Known for making science fun and easy to understand, he has hosted and appeared on TV shows such as Nova ScienceNow and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
W. W. Isbn13: 9780385488358. He is passionate about teaching people about the universe. National geographic. W w norton Company. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry. Norton & Company. Norton & Company. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold!9781467725859. In 1996, he became the director of New York's Hayden Planetarium.
He even has more than one million Twitter followers! But how did he get there? Follow his path from fascinated kid to popular space expert. W.
Accessory to War: The Unspoken Alliance Between Astrophysics and the Military
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Astrophysics for People in a Hurry. Tyson and lang call it a "curiously complicit" alliance. Tracking provided on most orders. W. Isbn13: 9780385488358. National geographic. W. The overlap is strong, because astrophysicists and military planners care about many of the same things: multi-spectral detection, imaging, and the knowledge flows in both directions, nuclear fusion, high ground, " say the authors, tracking, ranging, and access to space.
New york times bestseller an exploration of the age-old complicity between skywatchers and warfighters, from the best-selling author of Astrophysics for People in a Hurry. In this fascinating foray into the centuries-old relationship between science and military power, acclaimed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and writer-researcher Avis Lang examine how the methods and tools of astrophysics have been enlisted in the service of war.
But without the right technology―which is more or less the same technology for both parties―nobody can get to it, dominate it, operate in it, scrutinize it, or use it to their advantage and someone else’s disadvantage. Spanning early celestial navigation to satellite-enabled warfare, industry, technology, Accessory to War is a richly researched and provocative examination of the intersection of science, and power that will introduce Tyson’s millions of fans to yet another dimension of how the universe has shaped our lives and our world.