Books by 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


SPACE CHRONICLES by Neil DeGrasse Tyson
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Released: Feb. 27, 2012

"An enthusiastic, persuasive case to start probing outer space again."
Astrophysicist Tyson, the director of Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History, delivers a forceful, cumulative argument for space exploration even in the face of a disastrous economy. Read full book review >
DEATH BY BLACK HOLE by Neil DeGrasse Tyson
RELIGION
Released: Jan. 22, 2007

"Smoothly entertaining, full of fascinating tidbits and frequently humorous, these essays show Tyson as one of today's best popularizers of science."
A collection of the author's astronomy columns from Natural History. Read full book review >
ORIGINS by Neil DeGrasse Tyson
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"An accessible and extremely well written exploration of the deep waters of cosmology, astrophysics, and exobiology. "
Companion volume to a PBS Nova special takes a look at the origins of life, the universe, and everything. Read full book review >
THE SKY IS NOT THE LIMIT by Neil DeGrasse Tyson
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"An entertaining, disorganized, and inspiring jaunt, the chief value of which is its message to readers: Reach for the stars."
A brief, engaging, sometimes scintillating ramble around the cosmos with Tyson (Astrophysics/Princeton; dir., Hayden Planetarium), who shares his perspectives and experiences as an African-American astrophysicist. Read full book review >
UNIVERSE DOWN TO EARTH by Neil DeGrasse Tyson
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Released: May 5, 1994

"Well-written, authoritative, and almost always entertaining- -highly recommended."
 Readers who find the physical sciences intimidating might profit from a look into this witty and accessible introduction to the foundations of modern science, with an emphasis on astronomy, by Tyson (Astrophysics/Princeton). Read full book review >